Morocco-Liberia : Key points of the Joint communiqué

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The Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates, Mr. Nasser Bourita, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Liberia, Ms. Sara Beysolow Nyanti, proceeded, on 18 April, 2024 in Rabat, to the signing of a joint communiqué between the Kingdom of Morocco and the Republic of Liberia.

In a joint communiqué, the Liberian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ms. Sara Beysolow Nyanti, praised, the pioneering role played by His Majesty King Mohammed VI in the political, economic, security and religious fields in Africa.

Ms. Nyanti also praised His Majesty the King's enlightened initiative to facilitate the access of the Sahel States to the Atlantic Ocean, with a view to making the Atlantic African space a geostrategic framework for intra-African cooperation and consultation, pragmatic and timely.

In this respect, the Liberian FM praised the opportunity offered by the Royal Initiative to facilitate the access of the Sahel States to the Atlantic Ocean and connecting them to the transport and communication networks of their regional environment.

The two ministers also reiterated their determination to participate in the efforts to settle disputes in Africa and commended the constant efforts made by the Kingdom of Morocco, Under the Wise and Enlightened Leadership of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, May God Assist Him, and by the Republic of Liberia Under the Leadership of His Brother, His Excellency the president Mr. Joseph Boakai in favor of peace and sustainable development in Africa.

Addressing regional and international issues of common interest, Mr. Nasser Bourita and Ms. Nyanti noted with satisfaction their convergence of views on the various issues raised.

The Kingdom of Morocco and the Republic of Liberia reaffirmed, their willingness to work further to strengthen, consolidate and diversify the areas of their bilateral cooperation to encompass promising sectors.

The two parties cited agriculture, health, fertilizers, fisheries, investment, water and tourism, in addition to capacity building, as Liberia's strategic priorities in line with the orientations of president Joseph Boakai.

The two ministers also expressed satisfaction at the progress made in various areas of cooperation to support the strengthening and development of human capacity in Liberia through the provision of scholarships and vocational training.

According to the joint Communiqué, the two sides share a common vision for the development of trade and investment promotion and aspire to establish a strong economic partnership by inviting the private sector of the two countries to play a leading role in boosting and strengthening their economic exchanges and contributing to sustainable development.

During this meeting, Mr. Nasser Bourita and Ms. Nyanti welcomed the deep ties of fraternal and traditional friendship between Moroccan and Liberian peoples and the mutual respect that exists between His Majesty King Mohammed VI, May God Assist Him, and His Brother, His Excellency president Joseph Boakai, as well as the shared desire to make Moroccan-Liberian partnership an exceptional model of inter-African cooperation, based on the values of solidarity, exchange and sharing.

The two sides, added the Communiqué, agreed to mutually support, as appropriate, the Moroccan and the Liberian bids at the level of regional and international cooperation mechanisms.

In addition, Morocco and Liberia welcomed the progress of the Morocco-Nigeria gas pipeline megaproject which, once completed, will help improve living conditions and strengthen regional economic integration by unlocking their industrial potential and curbing their energy deficit.

The two parties also agreed to hold the third joint cooperation commission between the Kingdom of Morocco and the Republic of Liberia before the end of the second semester of 2024, the Joint Communiqué stated, adding that the dates of this meeting will be decided, by mutual agreement, through diplomatic channels.

The Republic of Liberia reaffirmed, its support for Morocco's territorial integrity and sovereignty over all its territory, including the Moroccan Sahara.

Ms. Nyanti reiterated her country's support for the autonomy initiative put forward by the Kingdom in 2007, as the only credible and realistic solution for resolving the dispute over the Moroccan Sahara.

In this regard, she welcomed the efforts of the United Nations as the exclusive framework for achieving a realistic, practical and lasting solution to the dispute over the Moroccan Sahara.

Welcoming this decision, Mr. Bourita thanked the Liberian side for its constant and firm support to the territorial integrity of Morocco, especially its clear position in favor of the Moroccan Sahara, throughout its actions on the ground by the opening of the Liberian Consulate in Dakhla on March 2020 and its participation on January 15, 2021, in the Ministerial Conference in Support of the Initiative of Autonomy under the Sovereignty of Morocco, at the invitation of the Kingdom of Morocco and the United States of America.

Ms. Nyanti also emphasized the role of the Kingdom's southern provinces as a major African hub, calling for the experience of these provinces to be used as a basis for drawing up and implementing a development policy for the whole of Africa.


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