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After the meeting in Abidjan, the South African foreign minister is in Rabat

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Foreign Minister, Nasser Bourita and his South African counterpart on Tuesday in Rabat./Ph. DR

The South African Minister of Foreign Affairs is in Morocco. Nkoana Mashabane is taking part in Rabat in the Ministerial Conference for an African Agenda on Migration, Bourita said the role of Morocco and South Africa remains pivotal regarding issues related to peace, development and migration.

Speaking to MAP news agency, Nasser Bourita, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International cooperation, follow the important and historic meeting which took place late November in Abidjan, on the sidelines of the 5th African Union-European Union Summit, between HM King Mohammed VI and President of the Republic of South Africa, Jacob Zuma.

When Morocco and South Africa coordinate their efforts in the service of the African Agenda, Africa will have a stronger voice and greater influence on multilateral debates, said Bourita, noting that the African Union is the appropriate framework «to coordinate our positions». 

At the Abidjan meeting on November 29, the two heads of state agreed that the framework of diplomatic representation will be raised by the appointment of high-level ambassadors in Rabat as well as in Pretoria.

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