Morocco and The Gambia share viewpoints at all levels, the Gambia’s Foreign Minister Mamadou Tangara said on Thursday in Rabat.
In a press briefing after his meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Abroad Nasser Bourita, the Gambian official stressed that the two countries support each other in a concrete way at all international forums.
He also conveyed the thanks and gratitude of President Adama Barrow to HM King Mohammed VI for all the support that Morocco brings to The Gambia.
For his part, Bourita noted that beyond the historical ties of the two countries and the unwavering and reciprocal support that has been going on since their respective independence, Morocco and The Gambia totally share viewpoints at the level of their sub-region, as well as on continental issues.
“Our relationship is old, but always renewed especially since the visit of HM King Mohammed VI to Banjul”, said Bourita, noting that after this visit a dynamic settled in bilateral relations, and was reinforced after the election of Gambian President Adama Barrow, which “gave a strong impetus to this relationship”.
“Our relations are based on a solid legal framework, with around twenty agreements, on regular exchanges and on a desire to give an economic content to our reports”, said the Moroccan minister.
“Today’s meeting allowed us to agree on the holding of a third joint committee in Banjul at the beginning of next year, and to launch the preparation for the next economic forum, with a view to giving a greater impetus to the economic dimension of these relations.
Regional and international issues were also on the agenda of these talks, particularly the situation in West Africa and North Africa, with a perfect convergence of analyses and points of view, said Bourita.
During their meeting, the two officials signed a memorandum of understanding for cooperation in the field of diplomatic training, as well as a joint declaration of intent on cooperation in the field of health.