MFA Nasser Bourita Holds Talks with His Eswatini Counterpart

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M. Nasser Bourita s'entretient avec son homologue eswatinienne
Within the framework of strengthening the relations of friendship, fraternity and cooperation between the Kingdom of Morocco and the Kingdom of Eswatini, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates, Mr. Nasser Bourita, held talks today May 19, 2021, by videoconference with Eswatini Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Ms. Thulisile Dladla.

Mr. Bourita praised the bold initiatives of His Majesty King Mswati III to give a new impetus to the socio-economic development of his country, and lauded his commendable efforts to promote the emergence of the Kingdom of Eswatini as a key player in the Southern African sub-region.

In this regard, Mr. Bourita assured his counterpart of the support of the Kingdom of Morocco to share with the Kingdom of Eswatini its experience and know-how in socio-economic, human and cultural development.

For her part, Ms. Dladla commended the progress made by Morocco in various fields and hailed the leadership of His Majesty King Mohammed VI in terms of peace, stability and development in Africa. On this occasion, she presented her country’s sincere thanks for the anti-Covid-19 Royal grant.

Both Ministers expressed their willingness to further strengthen the strategic communication and coordination between the two countries in the various multilateral meetings and fora, such as the African Union (AU) and the United Nations (UN). In this regard, both sides agreed to instruct their Permanent Representatives in New York, Geneva and the AU to coordinate their actions regarding issues of common interest.

Regarding the Moroccan Sahara issue, Ms. Dladla reiterated the unwavering and continued support of her country to the territorial integrity of the Kingdom of Morocco and lauded the efforts undertaken by Morocco to find a political solution to this regional dispute.

Furthermore, she reaffirmed the relevance of the AU decision 693 adopted by the 31st Summit in July 2018, formally supporting the United Nations as the framework to reach a lasting solution to the Moroccan Sahara issue.

Both Ministers welcomed the opening, on October 2020, of the Eswatini’s Embassy in Rabat and its General Consulate in Laayoune.

Mr. Bourita and Ms. Dladla agreed to hold in Rabat the first session of the Joint Commission of Cooperation between the two countries, the date and place of which will be decided through diplomatic channel once the global health situation has improved.

Both parts renewed their commitment to develop bilateral cooperation between the two countries in several fields such as energy, agriculture, tourism, training, health and education. They expressed their firm desire to boost the economic cooperation through the reinforcement of the legal framework in the fields of trade and investments.

Ms. Dladla emphasised the unwavering support of the Kingdom of Eswatini to the Morocco’s candidatures for the post of African Union Commissioner for Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, as well as for the post of non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (2028-2029), the Human Rights Council (2023-2025), and the position of President of the International Civil Service Commission.

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