Lower House Speaker Holds Talks with Ambassador of Azerbaijan
Speaker of the House of Representatives (Lower House), Rachid Talbi El Alami held talks, Wednesday in Rabat, with the Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan to Morocco, Oktay Sudef Oglu Gurbanov, focused on several questions inscribed as priorities in the agenda of bilateral and multilateral relations. The two parties stressed the importance of reinforcing the bilateral and multilateral parliamentary ties through the extension of communication and cooperation bridges and the exchange of expertise and experiences between the legislative institutions of the two countries, said a statement from the Lower House. The two parties stressed the excellent ties linking the two countries, based on mutual respect for their sovereignty and territorial integrity and the continuous support in the various regional and international fora. On this occasion, the Azerbaijani diplomat highlighted the respectful friendship and cooperation ties linking the two countries, expressing the aspiration of Baku to advance its parliamentary, economic, and commercial relations with Rabat and to open several spaces for cooperation and coordination. Furthermore, Oglu Gurbanov extended his thanks to the Kingdom of Morocco for its “noble” positions in favor of the Republic of Azerbaijan and its causes in the different regional and international fora, as well as its respect for the international legality and countries’ sovereignty. He also reiterated his country’s commitment to supporting the territorial integrity of the Kingdom of Morocco. For his part, the Speaker of the House of Representatives underscored the excellent relations and cultural bonds between the two countries. Commending the convergence of views on several regional and international causes, Talbi El Alami recalled Morocco’s commitment to countries’ sovereignty and territorial integrity and to resolving conflicts through pacific methods. At the parliamentary level, the speaker gave an overview of the progress of relations between the legislative institutions of the two countries during the last decade and the links that unite their parliamentarians in the many regional and international fora. These links would be further promoted through the exchange of visits and the reinforcement of the role of the two friendship groups, said the parliamentarian, who seized this opportunity to extend an invitation to his counterpart, the Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Azerbaijan, to visit the House of Representatives to discuss several parliamentary questions of mutual interest.