Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Abroad Expatriates, Nasser Bourita, and his Malawian counterpart, Nancy Tembo, committed, Wednesday in Marrakech, to work together to lift Morocco-Malawi relations to a new high. “H.E. Nasser Bourita and H.E. Nancy Tembo highlighted the strong and longstanding relations of friendship and mutual solidarity that bind the two countries and their highest authorities, and underscored the commitment of the two governments to work together to lift Morocco-Malawi relations to a new high”, said a joint communique issued on the occasion of the meeting between the two Foreign ministers, on the sidelines of their participation in the US-Africa Business Summit, held in Marrakech on July 19-22. Both sides also welcomed the “steady deepening, broadening and development” of their friendship and cooperation, and the announcement of the opening of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco in Lilongwe as well as the Embassy of the Republic of Malawi in Rabat. The meeting provided an opportunity to review the entire spectrum of bilateral relations in different sectors, the same source underlined, adding that the two sides expressed satisfaction at the steady pace of mutually beneficial cooperation between the two countries, and agreed that there was scope for deeper and wider collaboration in many fields, such as security, agriculture, renewable energy, health, education, vocational training, mining, energy and decentralized cooperation. In this regard, both sides signed a bilateral road map of cooperation for the period 2022-2024, which marks the ambition of the kingdom of Morocco and the Republic of Malawi to consolidate their bilateral relations, based on mutual respect, a strong partnership and an active solidarity, especially in the areas of education and training; technical cooperation; security field; economic promotion and investment; and exchange of official visits. Both parties also reiterated the importance of the Joint Commission for Cooperation as a key mechanism to strengthen ongoing collaboration between the two countries and acknowledged the necessity of holding it regularly. Highlighting the important economic potential offered by the two respective countries, they reaffirmed their “unwavering” commitment to develop their mutually beneficial economic partnership, and to increase two-way trade to a satisfactory level. In this regard, they agreed to create a more enabling environment for mutual investment and to encourage the business communities of both countries to fully explore and take advantage of the opportunities offered by their growing markets and expanding infrastructure. At the multilateral level, both sides called for the development of a high-level joint political dialogue and stressed the importance of intensifying their contacts with the aim of further harmonizing their positions within multilateral institutions, such as the African Union (AU) and the United Nations (UN).
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