Sahara: Cairo reaffirms its steadfast support to Morocco’s territorial integrity

The Egyptian government has reiterated its firm support to Morocco’s territorial integrity, praising the Kingdom’s serious and credible efforts seeking for a peaceful resolution of the Sahara regional conflict.

 

During his videoconference talks held Thursday with Moroccan peer Nasser Bourita, Egypt’s top diplomat Sameh Chokri briefed the Moroccan minister on latest developments of the issue of the “Grand Renaissance” dam, built in Ethiopia on the Nile River. The mega dam has triggered a row between Cairo and Addis Ababa.

 

The two ministers discussed bilateral relations and cooperation between the two countries which have huge economic potentials. Once the global covid-19 situation improves, the countries will hold their joint coordination and consultation meeting.

 

The two parties underlined, in this regard, that the economic and investment dimensions constitute an important lever for the promotion of bilateral relations.
They also voiced the capacity of Morocco and Egypt to establish complementary cooperation in various areas, given the strategic location, economic potential and human skills of the two countries, in addition to a rich and diversified legal framework exceeding 100 legal texts.

Regarding latest developments on the Arab and regional scene, the two ministers stressed the need to strengthen Arab solidarity and unity, and expressed their refusal of any foreign interference in Arab affairs.

 

They also underlined their attachment to the respect of the sovereignty of States and the unity of their territories.

 

Talks between Bourita and Chokri also reviewed latest developments of the Palestinian issue. In this regard, the Egyptian minister commended the efforts of King Mohammed VI, Chairman of the Al-Quds Committee, in the defense of the city of Al-Quds as a land of coexistence between monotheistic religions.

 

The two officials discussed the situation in Libya and cooperation prospects within the African Union.

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