The outstanding relations of friendship and cooperation between Morocco and Mauritania were highlighted during a meeting, Monday in Rabat, between the Head of Government, Saad Dine El Otmani and the Mauritanian Foreign Affairs Minister, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed.
The two parties highlighted the distinguished level of these relations which draw their strength from the fraternal relations between the two countries’ leaders, King Mohammed VI and President Mohammed Ould Cheikh El-Ghazouani, as well as the historical ties of friendship between the Moroccan and Mauritanian peoples, said a statement by the Department of the Head of Government.
During the meeting, the Mauritanian Foreign Minister handed El Otmani a message addressed to King Mohammed VI by President El-Ghazouani.
The Head of Government reiterated Morocco’s willingness to strengthen the brotherly relations between the two countries as well as bilateral cooperation in the economic, social and cultural fields.
For his part, the Mauritanian official expressed his country’s appreciation and gratitude for the friendly initiatives undertaken by Morocco, under the leadership of King Mohammed VI, towards Mauritania, in addition to the constant and multi-faceted support provided by Morocco, particularly in the fight against the repercussions of the Covid-19 pandemic.
During this meeting, which took place in the presence of the Mauritanian ambassador in Rabat, the Head of Government and the Mauritanian minister reviewed the prospects for strengthening bilateral cooperation, in light of the preparations underway for the holding of the High Joint Commission that will provide an opportunity to strengthen and expand the capital of the two countries in terms of agreements in various fields.
In this context, the two sides stressed the need to take advantage of the enormous potential of both countries’ economies to build fruitful partnerships in areas such as energy, renewable energy, fisheries and infrastructure development.