King Mohammed VI Urges Stronger Ties with Russia following Putin Re-election

King Mohammed VI has congratulated President Putin on his re-election, urging stronger ties between Morocco and Russia.

“By re-electing you President of the Russian Federation, the Russian people have renewed their confidence in Your Excellency. It therefore gives me great pleasure to send you my warmest congratulations, together with my best wishes for continued success in your high office and in leading your people towards further progress and prosperity,” said the Moroccan King in a message of congratulations.

The Monarch expressed satisfaction with the long-standing ties rooted in close friendship, mutual esteem, active solidarity and fruitful cooperation.

“I highly value our bilateral relations, which have been growing steadily in recent years thanks to our shared determination to develop them to the fullest extent possible,” said the Monarch.

He said he is confident that Putin’s new term of office will strengthen bilateral ties in all sectors for the mutual benefit of the Moroccan and Russian peoples.

“With that in mind, I should like to say, once again, how keen I am to continue working with Your Excellency to strengthen our strategic, multi-dimensional partnership and to strive harder in order to enhance our regular consultation and coordination regarding all regional and international matters of common concern,” underscored the King.

Stronger Russian-Moroccan ties are conducive to serving global peace and security, while fighting all forms of terrorism and promoting understanding, concord and coexistence in the world, the King said.

Since the visits to Moscow by King Mohammed VI in 2002 and 2016, Morocco and Russia have been working together to deepen their strategic partnership and expand their cooperation to new areas including energy and new industries.

The visit by Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev to Morocco in October 2017 added impetus to this strategic partnership through the signing of eleven cooperation agreements in the fields of customs, agriculture, trade, energy efficiency, renewable energies, nuclear energy as well as military cooperation.

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