Morocco, Jordan Set to Foster Bilateral Ties

King Mohammed VI has received in Rabat King Abdullah II of Jordan with whom he held talks on bilateral ties and latest developments in the Arab region.

The Jordanian King is in Morocco as part of an official visit during which he will meet several Moroccan officials. A grand reception was organized in Rabat in honor of the Jordanian Monarch, before he was guest to a dinner banquet hosted in his honor by King Mohammed VI.

The visit takes place at a delicate regional context marked by the persistence of the bloody conflict in Syria and Yemen as well as continuing instability in Libya.

The Palestinian issue will also feature high in the agenda of the Jordanian king’s visit to Morocco in light of Israel’s obstinate refusal to abide by international law and its violations of treaties notably through its settlements policy.

In such a regional context and in a region beset by turmoil, Morocco and Jordan have emerged as hubs of stability. The two monarchies carried out reforms that help them eschew the chaos that plagued several countries after the Arab Spring.

Morocco and Jordan held their first joint commission in 1998. Since then the private sector between the two countries has been meeting regularly.

The two monarchies are bound by 60 cooperation agreements in numerous fields. Fifteen of these agreements, mostly meant to boost FDI flows between the two countries, were concluded during the meeting of the joint commission held in April 2016.

The two countries are both part of the Arab free trade agreement known as the Agreement of Agadir which entered into force in 2006.

Rabat and Amman also share the same security vision and join efforts to fight terrorism and abate extremism through the promotion of moderate Islam.

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