In a joint declaration issued at the end of talks held in Rabat on Monday between Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates, Nasser Bourita, and Maltese Minister of Foreign and European Affairs and Trade, Ian Borg, the two parties also called for the opportunities offered by new value chains to be seized.
The two ministers also praised the excellent relations between the Kingdom of Morocco and the Republic of Malta, while reiterating their common desire to further strengthen them.
In this context, the two parties agreed to hold the 2nd session of the Moroccan-Maltese Joint Commission in Valletta, an occasion to give a strong impetus to bilateral relations, through the exploration of new avenues of cooperation, especially since both countries are a gateway to the African and the European continents respectively.
Morocco and Malta also reaffirmed the centrality of the historical and privileged partnership between the Kingdom of Morocco and the European Union (EU), and stressed the importance of this strategic partnership.
In this respect, Malta reiterated its commitment to contribute to the preservation and strengthening of this Morocco-EU strategic partnership at all levels.
In this declaration, the Republic of Malta appreciates the fact that the “Kingdom of Morocco has strived to be an agent for peace and understanding among nations and has fostered excellent relations with the EU”. Both countries look forward to enhancing these relations further, the same source stressed.
Regarding the issue of migration, Morocco and Malta expressed their determination to strengthen their cooperation in the fight against illegal migration and human trafficking.
Both sides agreed to efficiently address the migration pressure as a common challenge and a shared responsibility, and to further enhance cooperation in the area of return and readmission.
In this context, Malta recognizes Morocco’s efforts in the fight against illegal migration and its chairmanship in 2023 of the Rabat Process.
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