Published Wednesday , on 28 July 2021, 08:58:56 by NONAHA

Relations between Morocco and Malawi have undergone significant development in all areas since this southern African country withdrew its recognition of the ghostly ’’rasd’’, underlined, Tuesday July 27, 2021, in Rabat, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Expatriates, Mr. Nasser Bourita.

’’Today, there is the High will of HM King Mohammed VI and President of Malawi Lazarus Chakwera to further develop bilateral relations and activate cooperation mechanisms,’’ said Mr. Bourita, who ’expressed during a press briefing after his talks with his Malawian counterpart, Mr. Eisenhower Nduwa Mkaka.

"We have agreed to hold, at the beginning of next year, a joint commission to develop economic relations, in particular in the agricultural and technical field, and academic support to Malawian students in Morocco in the framework of scholarships offered by the Moroccan state, "he said.

Morocco and Malawi have the same position on several issues, notably those relating to peace and security in sub-Saharan Africa, and "on which cooperation will be very important", continued the Minister. This development of relations with Malawi is part, he added, within the framework of His Majesty the King’s high will to open up to English-speaking African countries, to establish channels of communication with them and to to agree on development projects in all fields, for this purpose the imminent opening of a Moroccan diplomatic representation in Malawi.

Thus, the Moroccan Minister took this opportunity to thank his Malawian counterpart for the firm and constant support of his country for the sovereignty of the Kingdom over its Sahara and for its territorial integrity.

Referring to the opening of a Consulate by Malawi in Laâyoune, Mr. Bourita argued that this Consulate will be the 24th representation and the 18th consulate of an African country to be opened in the Southern provinces. This represents one third of the African countries belonging to the 4 sub-regions of the continent.

"These states represent all regions of the African continent and Malawi will be the 5th member country of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to open a Consulate in the Moroccan Sahara, after the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Zambia, Eswatini and Madagascar ", he noted, congratulating in this regard his Malawian counterpart for the presidency by his country of SADC from next month.