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Foreign Secretary meets Moroccan Foreign Minister

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Foreign Secretary meets Moroccan Foreign Minister and reaffirms the strength of relations on 800th anniversary of first diplomatic contact.

Foreign Secretary William Hague meeting Moroccan Foreign Minister Saleheddine Mezouar

The Foreign Secretary William Hague today met the newly appointed Moroccan Foreign Minister, Mr Salaheddine Mezouar.

Speaking after the meeting, William Hague said:

“I was delighted to welcome my Moroccan counterpart Mr Salaheddine Mezouar today, at a time when Britain and Morocco are celebrating 800 years of diplomatic ties.

“We discussed regional issues including Iran, Syria and Libya, and agreed to keep in close touch on these issues.

“I thanked Mr Mezouar for Morocco’s support during our presidency of the G8; and I reaffirmed our support for the Moroccan government’s reform programme.

“We discussed the developing economic relationship, and welcomed the launch of the Moroccan British Business forum later this week. We agreed we can do more to increase bilateral commercial links, and I hope that these will remain at the heart of the relationship as it develops further.”

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Published 27 November 2013