Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 03:21 PM
Dakar – Morocco and Senegal signed two agreements recently in Dakla and a memorandum of understanding aimed at promoting their partnership in the areas of decentralization, information and communication technologies (ICT) and civil aviation, “is an expression of convergence”. of ideas that are consistent with this closeness and solidarity between the two countries”, affirmed His Majesty the King’s ambassador in Dakar, Mr. Hassan Nasiri, adding that “the ultimate aim is to bring together the optimal conditions for our common emergence. ,
“It is also a new commitment to honor the historical legacy of the founding fathers of this extraordinary relationship,” the Moroccan diplomat said in an interview with the Senegalese magazine “La Gazette”, published in its latest issue.
“These are new tools that enrich and complement what is already there, thus responding to developments and emerging needs in the context of cooperation in an ever-changing regional and international environment,” said the Moroccan ambassador. “The ultimate goal is to bring together the optimal conditions for our common emergence,” he says.
The diplomat indicated that the cooperation between the Republic of Senegal and the Kingdom of Morocco which is “based on a paradigm of common destiny, that is to say, covers all areas without exception, including military and security domains”.
The two agreements, it is recalled, were signed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Abroad, Mr. Nasser Bourita, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Outside of Senegal, Ms. Assata Tall Sal. The opening ceremony of the Consulate General of Senegal in Dakhla.
The First Agreement on Cooperation in Decentralization defines the framework of cooperation between the two countries in this area.
The second agreement pertains to cooperation in the field of information and communication technologies. It aims to establish a framework for exchange and cooperation in the field of ICT with a view to economic, social and cultural development of both the countries.
On the other hand, the ambassador noted in this interview that Morocco, under the enlightened leadership of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, “from the outset, has naturally welcomed and committed to the arrival of the Senegalese Presidency of the African Union (AU).” To accompany and support it in realizing what is, moreover, a wise and practical change of AU’s Agenda 2063″.
“This is in line with the views and ongoing dialogue at the top of our two states and reinforces Senegal’s long-known and recognized leadership, and the respect it enjoys on the international scene”. The diplomat, noting that the Senegalese presidency of the AU intervenes “in a worrying context marked by the Covid-19 pandemic and its socio-economic and political repercussions, even more pronounced for African countries”.
In this regard, he commended the “vision and pragmatism” of Senegalese diplomacy, which “already set the tone for the voluntariness and activism of this presidency”, ensured “superbly” by Head of State Mackie Sall.
Furthermore, on Madrid’s new position in relation to the Moroccan Sahara, Mr. Nasiri said that Spain, the former colonial power of the Sahara region, through the proclamation of the head of government, Pedro Sánchez, “reflects its commitment to the process of resolution.” This struggle, within the framework of Moroccan sovereignty, is the only option, serious, credible and realistic”.
“It thus follows in the footsteps of Germany or the United States, as well as many fraternal and friendly countries that have always favored the legitimate rights of Morocco, of which Senegal was one of the first”, he recalled.
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