Wed, 25 May 2022

RABAT, May 9 (Xinhua) -- Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita met with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry on Monday in Rabat on bolstering bilateral relations, economic and trade exchange.

Speaking to the press following the meeting, Bourita expressed Morocco's condolences to the Egyptian victims of the deadly attack in Sinai a day earlier, and reiterated the kingdom's full support for all measures taken by Egypt to preserve its security and stability.

"Morocco and Egypt share similar views on many regional issues," Bourita said, adding that the two countries agreed to hold the political consultation mechanism and the Moroccan-Egyptian Businessmen Council.

For his part, Shoukry expressed Egypt's determination to further bolster its relations with Morocco by activating the political consultation mechanism, the economic commission and the business forum.

The two sides also discussed the crises in Libya, the Palestinian issue and the fight against terrorism.

Shoukry wished that the upcoming ministerial conference of the Global Coalition against the Islamic State terrorist group on Wednesday in the Moroccan city of Marrakech will be a success.

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