Sanchez’s Visit to Morocco Will Further Strengthen Bilateral Strategic Relations – Spanish Expert –

The working visit to Morocco of the president of the Spanish Government, Pedro Sanchez, the first since his investiture, will further strengthen bilateral strategic relations, according to Spanish expert in Maghreb affairs, Javier Fernandez Arribas. “It’s an opportunity for senior officials from both countries to exchange views and agree on a range of issues of common interest,” Arribas told MAP, pointing out that this momentum in bilateral relations “is based on political cooperation and strong economic ties.”  For the Spanish expert, it is also an opportunity for both parties to examine, “in a spirit of frankness and loyalty,” ways to further promote cooperative relations between the two neighboring countries, which are working towards an exemplary partnership guided by shared values and common interests. “Rabat and Madrid are showing political will and determination to reach agreements on various issues in a regional context marked by major security challenges, particularly in the Sahel,” he said. Stressing the relevance of the Royal Initiative aimed at turning Africa’s Atlantic seaboard into an area of peace, stability, and shared prosperity, the Spanish expert underlined that the Spanish government is “called upon to support this initiative aimed at regional development and stability.”