The US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, expressed Monday in Washington his country’s appreciation for His Majesty King Mohammed VI’s leadership and long-standing contribution to the promotion of stability and peace, including in the Middle East, commending the Kingdom’s “stabilizing role” in the region and Africa.
“The Secretary expressed his appreciation for HM King Mohammed VI’s leadership and long-standing contribution to promoting stability and regional peace, including His Majesty’s efforts to promote a secure and prosperous future for Israelis and Palestinians,” said the US State Department Spokesperson, Vedant Patel, following talks between Blinken and the Moroccan Minister of Foreign affairs, African cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates, Nasser Bourita.
Patel reported that Bourita and Blinken “discussed efforts to advance regional peace and security, reflecting Morocco’s stabilizing role on a range of challenges in the Middle East and Africa.”
“They discussed shared concerns over continuing violence in Israel and the West Bank and ongoing efforts to de-escalate tensions,” added Patel.
Bourita’s visit to Washington, marked by meetings with senior American officials from both the State Department and the White House, is an opportunity to discuss the means aimed at strengthening the Moroccan-US strategic partnership as well as international and regional issues of common interest.