Morocco, Friendly Country on which Mali Relies to Pursue Reconstruction (Malian PM)

Bamako - The Kingdom of Morocco is one of the friendly countries on which Mali relies to pursue its reconstruction and stabilization, Malian Prime Minister, Choguel Kokalla Maïga, said. Receiving the Moroccan delegation which participated in the Week of Malian Expert Surveyors (on April 18-20), of which the Kingdom is the guest of honor, Maïga underlined that Morocco is "a brother and friend country " with which Mali has historical relations. In this regard, he commended the Kingdom's continued support for Mali, as well as the special bilateral relations, noting that on the High Instructions of HM King Mohammed VI, Morocco has always endeavored to stabilize the situation in Mali. 'Our two countries do not share joint borders, but we have brotherly and friendly relations,' he said, adding that this shows the density, depth and solidity of the links between the two countries. 'Given the historical relations, Morocco seems as a bordering country of Mali. It is therefore godfather, brother and friend,' he und erlined, noting that the citizens of the two countries 'must have a clear awareness of the specificity of the relations" between Morocco and Mali. In this regard, Maïga highlighted brotherhood and friendship ties between the peoples of the two countries, stressing that the Kingdom is a favorite destination for Malians. Recalling the historic Moroccan-Malian cooperation, he said that the Mohammed VI Perinatal Clinic in Bamako, inaugurated in July 2022, is a model of this exemplary cooperation, highlighting the efforts made by Moroccan doctors to transmit knowledge to their Malian peers. The Moroccan delegation received by the Malian Prime Minister notably includes the Moroccan ambassador to Mali, Driss Isbayene, and the president of the National Order of Topographic Surveying Engineers, Khalid Yousfi. Source: Agence Marocaine De Presse