Foreign Policy is ‘Sovereignty Issue’ for Morocco & Coordination with Gulf Countries ‘Should be Done on Both Sides’
PERSISMA – Speaking at a joint press briefing with his Jordanian counterpart, after one-to-one talks of HM King Mohammed VI and HM King Abdullah II, 28 march 2019, Bourita said that from the perspective of the Kingdom of Morocco, relations with the Gulf countries, particularly Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, have always been strong. “Morocco has always wanted to preserve and consolidate them,” he underlined.
“Sometimes we may disagree on certain issues, foreign policy being a matter of sovereignty. In Morocco, it is also based on principles and fundamental values,” he added.
Bourita noted that “coordination should be in both directions. It must not be à la carte, it must cover all the important issues in the Middle East and North Africa, like the Libyan crisis”.
“The preservation of this
relationship should be a concern for both sides. If this is not the case, it
would be normal for all alternatives to be examined,” he stressed.