Morocco Keen To Deepen Bilateral Relations with Portugal FM

lisbon – Our conviction and our ambition is to ensure that relations with Portugal are further enriched and renewed, said Wednesday in Lisbon Foreign Minister, Salaheddine Mezouar.“The relations binding the two countries are exceptional thanks to the friendship and serenity that have always marked bilateral relations, enriched by our shared vision for the Mediterranean and the Atlantic regions,” said Mezouar during a press conference with his Portuguese counterpart, Rui Machete.These two dimensions have helped us to think of our partnership in relation to our environment, which requires continuous and ongoing flexibility, the minister said at the press briefing which was attended by Ambassador of Morocco to Portugal, Karima Benyaich.“We are in a context marked by a multiple issues related to peace and security and that are related to the problems of migration, human development, and the current economic juncture,” he added. For his part, Rui Machete said Morocco is an excellent partner for Portugal, describing as exceptional the relations between the two country.He said the meeting with the Moroccan top diplomat, held on the eve of the ministerial meeting of the 5+5 Dialogue forum aims to strengthen bilateral relations, and provides an opportunity to assess the work done in recent months, particularly since his visit to Morocco last January.Mezouar, is to take part, Thursday in Lisbon, in the 11th Meeting of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the “5 +5 Dialogue” group.