HM King Mohammed VI visits several Arab Countries
PERSISMA – HM King Mohammed VI left on Tuesday Morocco heading to Saudi Arabia, first leg of an official working visit which will lead the sovereign also to Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait, member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), which contribute to funding, in the form of grants, development projects in Morocco within the framework of the strategic partnership established in 2011 between the north African kingdom and the GCC.
The contribution of these states amounted to USD1bn per year over the period 2012-2016, that is a total of USD5bn.
HM King Mohammed VI will afterwards visit Jordan, where he will visit the military field hospital set up by Morocco in the region of Zaatari to help the thousands of Syrian refugees fleeing the armed violence in their country.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Morocco seek, through the working visit by HM King Mohammed VI to Saudi Arabia, to promote economic relations, mainly in relation with trade and investment, Saudi minister of Finance Ibrahim Bin Abdulaziz Bin Abdullah Al-Assaf said.
In a statement to the press, he stressed the importance of the role of the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) in spurring relations between the two brotherly countries, noting that the Fund is supporting many development projects in the Kingdom.
He recalled the SFD’s support for building many dams in Morocco, as part of government policy in this regard, and the implementation of several projects related to basic infrastructure.
He added that this visit falls within the framework of the strategic and privileged relations uniting the two Kingdoms and gives concrete substance to the permanent dialogue between the Custodian of the two holy mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and his brother HM King Mohammed VI.
The sovereigns will also share views on the issues concerning the Islamic Ummah and the developments in the Arab world.
HM the King’s advisors and ministers will hold talks, on Wednesday, with Saudi peers, an occasion for both parties to foster dialogue and cooperation.