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Morocco's FM holds talks with GCC Secretary-General

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Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Abroad, Nasser Bourita, on Tuesday, held talks through videoconference with Secretary-General of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC), Nayef Falah Mbarek Al-Hajraf.

On this occasion, the two parties discussed the existing strategic partnership between the Kingdom of Morocco and the Gulf Cooperation Council since 2011, welcoming the important milestones achieved by this partnership thanks. The two parties also agreed to extend their joint work plan until 2024, says a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Bourita expressed the will of the Kingdom of Morocco to continue working with the General Secretariat and the Gulf States to further develop this partnership, by establishing a new stage of cooperation and through a participatory framework which strengthens political, economic, commercial and human relations between the two parties.

During this virtual meeting, the Secretary-General of the Cooperation Council reaffirmed the firm position of the GCC States in favor of Morocco's sovereignty over its Sahara and its territorial integrity, considering that any solution to this regional conflict can only take place in the framework of the sovereignty of the Kingdom of Morocco.

Bourita also praised Morocco's relationship with the countries of the GCC which is characterized by many common points and a continued solidarity, underlining the support of the Kingdom of Morocco for the security and stability of the Gulf States, and its rejection of any threat to its brother countries.

Talks also covered a number of Arab and regional issues, on which the two sides expressed their similar opinions, the statement concludes.

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