Morocco and Slovenia determined to give strong momentum to their relations

Tuesday, June 11, 2024 at 8:01 p.m.

Rabat – The Kingdom of Morocco and the Republic of Slovenia underlined, Tuesday in Rabat, their determination to give strong momentum to their bilateral relations.

Moroccan-Slovenian relations are based on trust, mutual respect and a fruitful partnership, affirmed the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Abroad, Nasser Bourita and the Vice-President of the Government. and Slovenian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Tanja Fajon, during a press briefing following their talks.

Ms. Fajon’s official visit to Morocco testifies to the positive dynamics and distinguished relations between the two countries, as part of a common desire to further strengthen the links of bilateral cooperation, indicated Mr. Bourita on this occasion.

He noted that Moroccan-Slovenian relations have experienced considerable development in recent years, making the most of the convergence of views on several regional and international issues, noting that Slovenia remains one of the Kingdom’s reliable partners in various areas.

After welcoming the decision of the Republic of Slovenia to open an embassy in Rabat, “which will give a strong boost to bilateral relations”, the minister expressed Morocco’s intention to do the same with the opening of an embassy in Ljubljana by the beginning of 2025 at the latest.

In addition, he underlined the importance of moving forward in strengthening bilateral cooperation and optimally taking advantage of potential in the economic field, particularly in the automobile sector, aeronautics, tourism, food safety and the pharmaceutical industry.

The minister did not fail to highlight the role of Slovenia in promoting Morocco’s relations with the European Union (EU), reaffirming that this country has always been an active actor in the development of the Kingdom’s relations with the EU, in favor of a balanced and mutually beneficial partnership, based on common interests and understanding of the priorities of each party.

Describing relations between Morocco and Slovenia as “excellent”, Ms. Fajon, for her part, expressed her country’s desire to strengthen its cooperation with the Kingdom in various areas of common interest.

Morocco is one of Slovenia’s most important partners in the field of trade on the African and Mediterranean levels, she said, expressing the wish to see this dynamic extend to other key sectors, including the economy, tourism, culture and education.

Regarding relations between Morocco and the EU, Ms. Fajon welcomed the role of the Kingdom within the framework of its “important and balanced” partnership with the EU.

The Slovenian Minister of Foreign Affairs is making an official visit to Morocco, at the invitation of Mr. Bourita, on the occasion of the celebration of the 32nd anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Kingdom of Morocco and the Republic of Slovenia.

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