Morocco, Senegal Discuss Strengthening Relations

Dakar - Strengthening bilateral relations between Morocco and Senegal was the focus of a meeting held on Tuesday in Dakar between Senegalese Prime Minister Ousmane Sonko and Morocco's ambassador to the Senegalese capital, Hassan Naciri. In a press release, the Moroccan Embassy in Dakar noted that, "following the High Directions of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, may God assist Him, and of the President of the Republic of Senegal, Bassirou Diomaye Diakhar Faye, new prospects for cooperation were explored - on this occasion - taking into account the economic and social priorities of both countries and in the spirit of complementarity and Pan-African integration." In this respect, the two parties expressed their satisfaction with the record of bilateral relations 'made possible thanks to the bonds of trust, mutual respect and win-win partnership between the two countries,' added the same source. On the Moroccan Sahara issue, 'the Senegalese Prime Minister reiterated, on behalf of the Head of State, Bassiou Diom aye Faye, the clear and constant position of Senegal, a brotherly country, friend and ally, in support of Morocco's territorial integrity, as well as its unwavering support for the Moroccan autonomy initiative,' stressed the Kingdom's diplomatic representation. The Senegalese Prime Minister commended the opening of the Consulate General of Senegal in Dakhla, the same source added, pointing out that the audience 'took place in an atmosphere of cordiality and African fraternity.' The audience granted to the Kingdom's ambassador is the first in a series of meetings with diplomats accredited to Senegal to be held by the Head of Government, Ousmane Sonko, appointed on April 5 following the presidential election of March 24. Source: Agence Marocaine De Presse