Chile’s President wants closer ties with Morocco

Chile’s President Sebastian Pinera highlighted the close relations between his country and Morocco underscoring the potential to further expand bilateral ties.

Pinera who received Morocco’s foreign minister Nasser Bourita in Santiago highlighted the prospects for strengthening economic cooperation and trade, said a statement of the Chilean presidency.

The visit was also a chance to invite morocco to COP25 as the North African kingdom hosted COP22 marking its continental leadership in climate action.

In this respect, Chile commended the efforts undertaken by Morocco under the leadership of King Mohammed VI, Commander of the Faithful, citing the actions spearheaded by the Monarch in favor of promoting the values of inter-religious dialogue, peace, tolerance and coexistence, said a joint statement by the foreign ministries of the two countries.

The statement recalls the visit by Pope Francis to Rabat which highlighted Morocco’s standing as a model in Africa and the Muslim world.

The two countries reiterated their attachment to international law and agreed to maintain dialogue on issues of common concern within international organizations.

On the Sahara issue, Chile reaffirmed its position in support of Morocco’s territorial integrity and sovereignty as well as its autonomy initiative.

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