King Mohammed VI and Congolese President Denis Sassou N’Guesso have reaffirmed their firm determination to consolidate deep Moroccan-Congolese relations into a model of South-South inter-African cooperation, according to the joint statement issued at the end of HM the King’s official visit to the Republic of the Congo.
During this visit, HM King Mohammed VI and President Sassou N’Guesso had fruitful talks, during which they held a broad exchange of views, marked by the convergence of stances on bilateral relations as well as on African and international issues of common interest, the statement said.
On this occasion, the two Heads of State stressed the need to further strengthen and diversify bilateral cooperation in several areas and to enrich the legal framework governing Moroccan-Congolese links.
They also stressed the key role of the two countries’ private sectors in promoting the development of bilateral relations and, to this end, gave strategic guidelines for Moroccan and Congolese economic operators to join their efforts to establish a win-win partnership.
During this visit, King Mohammed VI and President Sassou N’Guesso chaired the signing ceremony of fourteen bilateral agreements meant to structure cooperation between the governments and businessmen of the two countries, and launched the construction works of an equipped fishing unloading site at the port of Yoro in Brazzaville.
The two Heads of State also commended the opening of the Moroccan embassy in the Republic of the Congo, a lever for promoting trade and cooperation between the two countries.
King Mohammed VI, who took part as a special guest in the 1st Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Climate Commission and the Congo Basin Blue Fund, held on Sunday in Brazzaville, praised the role played by President Sassou N’Guesso within the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) and the Great Lakes Region.
For his part, the Congolese President lauded Morocco’s progress in various areas and the leadership of King Mohammed VI in peace, stability and sustainable development in Africa.
Sassou N’Guesso also hailed the Sovereign’s efforts for the effective implementation of the mandate entrusted to him by his African peers as a leader on the issue of migration and commended Moroccan policy in this area.