Baghdad - INA
Iraq and Morocco announced, today, Friday, the preparation of a memorandum to activate political consultation.
A statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs received by the Iraqi News Agency (INA), stated that "Foreign Minister Fouad Hussein, during his meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans residing abroad, Nasser Bourita, on the occasion of the ministerial meeting of the countries of the coalition against the terrorist ISIS, agreed to strengthen relations between the two countries.".
The statement added, "Bourita congratulated Hussein on the success of the legislative elections," noting that "these elections received international praise for their conduct and transparency.".
He renewed his congratulations to Iraq for defeating terrorism and liberating its lands from the terrorist gangs of ISIS, stressing in this regard the Kingdom of Morocco's support for Iraq to face all security challenges to preserve its security, sovereignty, stability and territorial integrity.
The statement continued, "The two ministers affirmed that Iraq and Morocco are inspired by the sincere desire to develop their relations in various fields, and called for redoubling efforts to promote joint cooperation to reflect their great potential and to live up to the aspirations of the two brotherly peoples.".
He pointed out that "the two ministers directed businessmen in the two countries to invest the important opportunities and capabilities that are available in both countries to develop economic and trade relations, based on the available legal framework, whether at the bilateral level or at the level of Arab League agreements, and they also called for initiating the modernization of the legal framework." In line with the good dynamism of the relations of the two countries, they valued the keenness of the two countries to reconcile the joint committee and called for the development of this mechanism, according to a common vision based on realism and a spirit of solidarity, and keenness to make an innovative shift in its outputs by focusing on strategic areas for the two countries.