19 June 2012

Egypt: Foreign Minister, Moroccan Counterpart Discuss Boosting Egyptian-Moroccan Relations

Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr held on Monday 18/6/2012 a session of talks with Moroccan Foreign and International Cooperation Minister Saad al-Din Othmani.

The meeting took up boosting bilateral relations especially economically through increasing trade exchange and investments in both countries.

The Egyptian and Moroccan stances on the Syrian crisis are very similar and they both focus on implementing the Arab League's decision and supporting Kofi Annan's initiative, Amr Kamel said. It was agreed on that the Syrian opposition must close ranks and settle on achieving one goal, he said.

Egypt and Morocco also discussed the situation in neighboring countries including Libya, Amr said, adding they agreed on the need to support the brothers in Libya and protect the country's unity.

On Egypt's stance towards the Libyan requests, he said it placed the names requested by Libya on the banned from traveling list and froze their bank accounts, Amr said.

Moroccan Minister Saad el-Dien el-Othmani said that he is happy with his visit to Egypt at this historic moment during the presidential election. Morocco is keen on continuing political discussions with Egypt, and the two countries consented on removing all obstacles facing the enhancement of bilateral cooperation and coordinating all stances on regional issues from now on, he concluded.

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