Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation, and Moroccan Expatriates, Nasser Bourita, and his Italian counterpart and Deputy Prime Minister, Antonio Tajani, signed, on July 5 in Rome, an Action Plan for implementing the Multidimensional Strategic Partnership between Morocco and Italy.
The signing of this action plan is a concrete step in implementing the structuring bilateral instrument embodied in the Joint Declaration on the Multidimensional Strategic Partnership between Morocco and Italy, signed on November 1, 2019, in Rabat.
Italy welcomed, in this Joint Declaration that lays the basis for a renewed and ambitious bilateral partnership, the “far-reaching reforms undertaken by Morocco over the last two decades under the Wise Leadership of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, and the efforts invested in political, economic, and social development.” Italy also praised His Majesty’s efforts to promote development, stability, and prosperity in Africa.
On this occasion, Morocco and Italy affirmed their willingness to preserve and strengthen their bilateral relations, adding that the two parties are committed to boosting political dialogue in every aspect to meet the requirements of regional and international stability and peace.
In terms of security, Morocco and Italy praised the renowned competence of their security services, commending the role the two countries play in countering terrorism, irregular migration, and transnational crime.
According to the Joint Declaration, Morocco and Italy are convinced that a peaceful settlement of the disputes and conflicts prevailing in the region would play a decisive role in its stability and development and “are key partners for one another in managing regional and international challenges.”
The two parties also took the opportunity to reiterate their commitment to strengthening political dialogue and the integration process with the European Union (EU), with a view to a renewed partnership with Morocco, covering all aspects.
As part of their Multidimensional Strategic Partnership, Morocco and Italy are committed to consulting each other on issues relating to Africa and promoting mutually beneficial tripartite cooperations with African partners.
The Joint Declaration also addressed peace in the Middle East, underlining that both Morocco and Italy called for the establishment of just and comprehensive peace in the region, and noted, concerning the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, that the two-state solution, with Jerusalem as the capital for both countries, would undoubtedly contribute to achieving peace and enable the peoples of the region to live in peace and security per their legitimate aspirations.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation, and Moroccan Expatriates, Nasser Bourita, conducted a working visit to Italy on July 5, at the invitation of his Italian counterpart, Antonio Tajani.
This visit is Bourita’s first to Italy following Tajani’s appointment, in October 2022, as Italy’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.