Omani FM Underscores Convergence of Views with Morocco on Several Arab, Global Issues

Omani Foreign Minister Badr bin Hamad bin Hamoud Al Busaidi said Tuesday in Rabat that the positions of Morocco and his country converge on a number of issues of Arab and global importance. During a joint press conference with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates, Nasser Bourita, at the end of the 6th Morocco-Oman Joint Commission, Bin Hamoud Al Busaidi said that the meeting allowed the two sides to discuss a number of issues and current affairs specific to Arab countries and other parts of the world, stressing the similarity between the two sides in diagnosing, understanding and dealing with these issues, as well as deepening cooperation and working together to find appropriate solutions to current challenges. “We are working together with all the means at our disposal to bring viewpoints closer together and to anchor the common values we believe in, respecting the territorial integrity of countries as well as their sovereignty, with international law and its principles as a reference,” the Omani Minister added. In this regard, the Foreign Minister of the Sultanate of Oman warmly thanked the Kingdom, a country with a rich history and an authentic civilization, for its efforts in this field, wishing it stability, security and prosperity. With regard to the Moroccan Sahara, Bin Hamoud Al Busaidi expressed his hope that a comprehensive, just and peaceful solution would be found to this dispute through the Moroccan autonomy plan. In addition, he stressed the deep ties between the Omani and Moroccan peoples, pointing out that the two countries maintain strong relations despite the geographical distance that separates them. In this context, the Omani minister pointed out that there are many opportunities for Moroccan-Omani partnerships, particularly in the economic field, scientific research, technology, digital transition, green economy, renewable energy and the fight against climate change. In addition, the Omani Foreign Minister expressed his belief in the investment potential of the private sector in both countries, particularly at the level of small and medium-sized enterprises.