Morocco, Mauritania seek to boost bilateral ties

Moroccan FM stresses importance of brotherhood agreement signed between Morocco and Mauritania in 1970.

RABAT – Moroccan foreign minister Nasser Bourita stressed on Wednesday the importance of the brotherhood agreement signed between Morocco and Mauritania in 1970 during his visit to Nouakchott as the two countries see to boost their bilateral ties.

Bourita said that the agreement, which celebrates its 50th anniversary, is more than ever of paramount importance.

“It is in the spirit of this agreement that ties between the two countries will be revitalized, in accordance at the directives of the Heads of State of the two countries, His Majesty King Mohammed VI and President Mohamed Ould Cheikh El Ghazouani,” said Bourita.

He described bilateral ties between the two neighbouring countries as "very good" and "strong".

Bourita held talks with his Mauritanian Prime Minister Ismaïl Bedde Cheikh and counterpart Ismaïl Ould Cheikh on ways to strengthen bilateral cooperation.

Mauritanian FM described as "singular" relations between the two countries which are expected to develop further.

A Moroccan diplomatic source said that Bourita’s visit intervened in a regional and international conjuncture marked by multiple challenges, in particular with regard to security and developments in the west and north of Africa.