Guinean Minister of Foreign Affairs Commends Privileged Cooperation with Morocco

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation, African Integration and Guineans Abroad, Morissanda Kouyaté, welcomed Tuesday, May 9, in Rabat, the privileged cooperation that Guinea and Morocco enjoy in several fields.

During a press briefing following his meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation, and Moroccan Expatriates, Nasser Bourita, Kouyaté described Morocco-Guinea relations as “historic,” further praising the “good practices” of cooperation established between the two countries.

Kouyaté highlighted “the unique” cooperation Guinea enjoys with Morocco, especially in training, recalling the training of the Guinean military in Morocco.

The Guinean minister also affirmed his country’s respect for the territorial integrity of the Kingdom. “The territorial integrity of Morocco must be respected and we respect it,” said the Guinean official, stressing that the United Nations (UN) is the exclusive framework for discussions on the Moroccan Sahara issue.

“This exclusive framework requires concrete, practical, realistic and achievable proposals,” stated Kouyaté, stressing that the Moroccan Autonomy Plan “is currently the only initiative that meets these criteria.”

Morocco and Guinea agreed to strengthen their partnership in terms of South-South cooperation, which should allow the Moroccan and Guinean private sectors to play an important role in boosting economic exchanges.

In a joint statement issued following the meeting between Bourita and Kouyaté, the two parties praised the steady pace of mutually beneficial and fruitful bilateral cooperation between the two countries and the diversification and consolidation prospects of this partnership in several promising sectors.

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