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The Djiboutian Foreign Minister invites Morocco to open an embassy in Djibouti

The Djiboutian Foreign Minister calls for opening a Moroccan embassy in Djibouti
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The Djiboutian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mahmoud Ali Youssouf, invited on Tuesday in Rabat, the Kingdom of Morocco to open an embassy in Djibouti.

«We invite Morocco to open an embassy in Djibouti that will be represented at the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (a regional grouping of eight East African countries whose headquarters are located in Djibouti, ed),» said Ali Youssouf in a statement after holding talks with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Nasser Bourita.

Morocco plays a vital role in the West African region, he said, expressing his country's desire to see Morocco further strengthen its presence in East Africa.

Ali Youssouf also said that this meeting was an opportunity to discuss several economic, commercial and political issues, particularly in the areas of training, and strategies. Both Morocco and Djibouti hope face the various security challenges.

For his part, Mr. Bourita said that he discussed with his counterpart in Djibouti, the signing of two conventions respectively on strengthening political consultation between the two ministries and granting diplomats a visa-free access.

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