Moscow has reaffirmed its readiness to deepen political dialogue with Rabat for the settlement of the Moroccan Sahara issue.
The remark was made by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during a telephone conversation he had on Tuesday with his Moroccan peer Nasser Bourita.
A statement issued by the Russian Foreign Ministry said the two diplomats also reviewed bilateral relations and several key international and regional issues.
Ways to foster bilateral ties and the next meeting of Moroccan-Russian inter-governmental committee due in Moscow were also discussed by the two foreign ministers.
This joint committee is tasked with boosting economic, scientific and technical cooperation between the two countries.
Russian President Vladimir Putin did not invite the Polisario to the first Russia-Africa summit held last October in Sochi, on the Black Sea coast. During the summit a Moroccan private company inked a deal with its Russian partners for the construction of a two billion euro oil refinery in Nador, Northern Morocco.