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British Trade Minister holds talks with Morocco's Foriegn Minister

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Foreign Affairs Minister Nasser Bourita and British minister of State for International Trade Conor Burns. / DR

Minister of Foreign Affairs, African cooperation and Moroccans abroad, Nasser Bourita, held talks Friday in Rabat with British minister of State for International Trade, Conor Burns.

Speaking to reporters following the talks, the British official expressed deep appreciation for the Kingdom's commitment to «developing and strengthening» its relations with the United Kingdom, adding that his visit to Morocco reflects «the growing relations» between the two countries and the importance that the British government attaches to relations with Morocco.

These talks took place a few weeks before the African Investment Summit to be held in London.

Burns, who is visiting Morocco for the second time in six months, highlighted the opportunities to develop bilateral cooperation, particularly in the economic field, in the areas of green technologies and renewable energies.

Regarding the African Investment Summit, the British Minister of State said the event will allow the two countries to discuss the ways to enhance bilateral cooperation in several sectors, while further strengthening their economic and political partnership.

Last October, Morocco and the United Kingdom signed in London an Association agreement that replicates the effects of the existing EU-Morocco Association Agreement.

Signed by Nasser Bourita and the UK Minister of State for the Middle East and North Africa, Andrew Murrison, the agreement will ensure continuity in the trading and wider bilateral relationship between Morocco and the UK, when the UK ceases to be bound by the EU-Morocco Association Agreement.

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