The Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco to Mauritania, Hamid Chabar, held long talks, which brought him together with the Mauritanian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mohamed Salem Ould Merzouk.
Hamid Chabar and Mohamed Salem Ould Marzouk discussed Moroccan-Mauritanian bilateral relations, and ways to enhance them, and promote joint cooperation between the two sides in a way that serves the interests of the two countries and reflects the desire of the leaderships of the two countries.
The Ambassador of Morocco and the Mauritanian Minister of Foreign Affairs discussed various issues of common concern, especially the Sahara conflict, and the Moroccan vision of its settlement in accordance with the autonomy initiative presented in 2007, as well as the serious involvement of the Kingdom in supporting the efforts of the United Nations, and the Personal Envoy for the Sahara conflict, Staffan de Mistura.
For his part, the Mauritanian official confirmed during the meeting, Nouakchott’s involvement in the efforts made to resolve the Sahara issue, and its support for the political process of the conflict and the efforts of the United Nations, based on its perception that it is part of the solution, not the problem.
The Moroccan-Mauritanian talks coincide with the preparation of the UN Security Council to vote and ratify its resolution on the Sahara conflict, today, Thursday, according to which the mandate of the United Nations Mission in the Sahara (MINURSO) will be extended for the next year, until October 31, 2023.
Moroccan-Mauritanian relations are witnessing a kind of remarkable dynamism during the rule of President Mohamed Ould Cheikh El-Ghazouani, as the horizons of cooperation between Nouakchott and Rabat have expanded significantly in various fields, and the coordination of political positions between the two countries has also been enhanced to include most regional and international issues of common interest.