Rabat – Because of their “distinctive relationship,” Morocco and France can “most actually” collectively deal with the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, mentioned the Moroccan Ambassador to Paris, Chakib Benmoussa.

In a video uploaded by the Moroccan Embassy in France, Benmoussa highlighted the significance of Morocco-France cooperation, notably in the course of the COVID-19 disaster.

The Moroccan diplomat made the feedback in  a speech on the event of the 2020 Throne Day, celebrated on Thursday, July 30. The celebration marks the 21st anniversary of King Mohammed VI’s ascension to the throne.

Based on Benmoussa, Morocco and France have had a number of alternatives to work collectively, together with within the medical and financial fields.

“Our shared reminiscence, our peaceable widespread historical past, the density of our human relations and the convergence of pursuits promote the consolidation of this relationship between our two nations,” the diplomat mentioned.

“Our resilient relationship turns in the direction of the longer term and is a supply of inspiration for … cooperation and attachment to multilateralism, by way of topics as essential as safety and counterterrorism, migration, and local weather change,” he added.

Benmoussa highlighted the “financial complementarity” between Morocco and France, which he mentioned could make the 2 nations extra aggressive on the worldwide degree.

Multidimensional relationship

On the diplomatic degree, Benmoussa recalled the common contact between King Mohammed VI and President Emmanuel Macron. The common trade is a testomony to the energy of the friendship between Paris and Rabat, in addition to the 2 events’ willpower to additional their cooperation to fulfill their widespread challenges, he mentioned.

The Moroccan ambassador additionally recalled the 14th Morocco-France Excessive Stage Assembly in December 2019 in Paris. The assembly between senior Moroccan and French officers served as a chance to debate widespread alternatives and pursuits within the fields of safety and enterprise.

Benmoussa paid tribute to the Moroccan group dwelling in France, saying it’s “deeply connected to each its nation of origin and to its host nation.” He famous that Moroccans in France vastly contribute to bettering relations between the 2 nations.

On the finish of his speech, the ambassador thanked French residents dwelling in Morocco who, “due to their dynamism, maintain the Morocco-France relationship alive.”