Spanish FM underlines strength & maturity of Spanish-Moroccan relationship
“The good relations between the two countries are close, deep and solid and are marked by complicity”, underlined the Spanish Foreign Minister before the Forum Nueva Economia (New Economic Forum).
At the event, which was held virtually Wednesday, she reviewed the new strategic lines of Spanish foreign policy.
“The level of maturity in the relations between the two countries allows us to have a frank discussion and avoid any possible misunderstanding”, noted Gonzalez Laya.
“I want to highlight this solidity which marks our relations and opens the way for us to consolidate our cooperation in the economic, social, cultural, educational and investment fields”, she added.
The top Spanish diplomat also expressed hope to see Morocco-Spain relations further improved, especially after the upcoming Moroccan-Spanish High-Level Meeting, scheduled for February 2021.
“Spain and Morocco are two partners driven by the common desire to further strengthen their relations in all areas,” the Spanish minister said.
Regarding the Sahara issue, she defended a “lasting solution” within the framework of the United Nations.
Laya made the statement one day after the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs published its 2021-2024 Strategy for External Action.
The 100-page document qualified relations with Morocco as a priority for Spain’s foreign policy, recommending stronger dialogue and cooperation between the two countries.
“In the case of Morocco, our great southern neighbor and indispensable partner, the common will of our Governments is to continue enhancing the excellent bilateral relations and extend them into new areas,” the document stated.
The document also called for the organization of regular political consultations with Morocco and the holding of high-level meetings.