Minister of Foreign Affairs, Moroccan counterpart affirm depth of historic relations between Kingdom of Bahrain, Kingdom of Morocco
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates, Nasser Bourita, highlighted the strong historic relations between the two Kingdoms, affirming their common keenness to further develop bilateral ties for the benefit of both people in line with the directives of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and His Majesty King Mohammed VI.
In a press conference held with the Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs following the inauguration of the Consulate General of the Kingdom of Bahrain in the city of Laayoune, the Dr. Al-Zayani affirmed that this step reflects the Kingdom’s support for the sovereignty of Morocco and the unity of Moroccan soil, and its keenness to develop bilateral cooperation between the two brotherly Kingdoms and people.
Dr. Al-Zayani noted that His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa welcomed the recognition of the United States of America of the sovereignty of the Kingdom of Morocco over the Moroccan Sahara region, and the opening of a US consulate in the city of Dakhla as an important historic step that strengthens territorial sovereignty and Moroccan rights in the region.
The Minister also noted that His Majesty the King has welcomed the announcement of His Majesty King Mohammed VI to resume official bilateral contacts and diplomatic relations between the Kingdom of Morocco and the State of Israel, which would enhance the chances of achieving peace, stability and prosperity in the region.
Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani said that the position of the Kingdom of Bahrain on the Palestinian issue is consistent and clear, as is the position of the Kingdom of Morocco on the need to work to end the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, and to support the right of the brotherly Palestinian people to obtain their rights and establish their national state with East Jerusalem as its capital, in accordance with the two-state solution and based on the Arab Peace Initiative and other international legitimacy decisions.
For his part, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates, affirmed that the opening of the Kingdom of Bahrain’s Consulate General in Laayoune mirrors its firm position in supporting the Kingdom of Morocco and its unity.
He also asserted the Kingdom of Morocco’s solidarity with the Kingdom of Bahrain against Iranian interventions and everything that threatens its security and stability.