Published Friday , on 13 November 2020, 11:29:34 by NONAHA

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates, Mr. Nasser Bourita received on Thursday,November 12,2020, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad, Mr. Mamadou Tangara.

During this meeting, Mr. Bourita and his Gambian counterpart signed two cooperation agreements in the fields of health and diplomatic training aimed at further strengthening the exchange of experience and expertise between the two countries.

At the end of the talks, the two Ministers gave a joint press briefing during which Mr. Bourita stressed the "excellence" of relations between the two countries, backed by "strong economic ties and rich and varied cooperation".

He also said that beyond the historical ties between the two countries and the unwavering and reciprocal support that has taken place since their independence, Morocco and The Gambia share "a total convergence of views in our sub-region, but also on continental issues.

For his part, the Gambian Minister paid tribute to the fruitful relations between the two countries and said that the Gambia’s position on the national issue "does not suffer from any ambiguity.

He also announced the installation of the Gambian Consul General in Dakhla next week. This decision comes a few months after the opening of the Consulate General of The Gambia in Dakhla last January, the first country to have opened a diplomatic representation in that city.

The two Ministers agreed to schedule the 3rd joint commission early next year and to work jointly on an economic forum to consolidate the momentum already started.

Since the visit of His Majesty King Mohammed VI to The Gambia, in 2006, during which 8 agreements were signed, the relationship between the two countries has continued to strengthen. Today, more than ten agreements govern the legal framework between the two countries.