Bourita Visits Jordan Reaffirms Moroccos Commitment to Bilateral Cooperation

Rabat – Currently on a three-day (July 19-21) working visit in Jordan, Nasser Bourita, Morocco’s foreign affairs minister, has reiterated Rabat’s willingness to honor the agreements it recently signed with the Jordanian leadership.At a press briefing in Amman yesterday, July 19, Bourita told the Jordanian press that his visit is meant to reaffirm Morocco’s commitment to the new “communication and cooperation channels” initiated between the two countries under the leadership of Morocco’s King Mohammed VI and Jordan’s Abdullah II.According to reports, Bourta’s visit to Amman came in response to an invitation he had received from Aymen al-Safdi, the Jordanian foreign affairs minister. Al-Safdi, who was part of King Abdullah II’s delegation when he visited Morocco in late March, formally invited his Moroccan counterpart to visit sometime and “continue the work that our Kings have started.” In a statement, Morocco’s foreign affairs ministry noted that, in addition to upholding the spirit of the trade and business cooperation deals Rabat and Amman stroke in March, Bourita’s visit is putting on the bilateral table other alternatives to further the increasingly warming relations between the two kingdoms.The new Rabat-Amman drive includes extending trade and business partnership, but also political cooperation on a wide range of regional issues, mostly including security and peace matters. Read also: Jordan Appoints New Qatar Envoy, Two Years After Downgrading TiesWith “shared interests” as the basis of their bilateral relationship, the two kingdoms have made clear their “deep concern” with the distress in regional hot spots like Libya and Syria, as well as the situation in Palestine.King Abdullah II’s March visit to Morocco made headiness because the Jordanian leader came to Rabat after he had ditched a visit to Romania to protest the European country’s decision to follow in the US’ footsteps by moving its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.Bourita, whose Jordanian stay ends tomorrow, July 21, has so far used the visit to reiterate King Mohammed’s VI “personal commitment” to the joint declaration he made in March with his Jordanian counterpart on the need to preserve the multi-religious and multi-ethnic status of Jerusalem.

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