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Minister for Middle East and North Africa visits Morocco

Mr Tobias Ellwood has made his first official overseas visit since the UK general election, visiting Morocco


Minister for the Middle East and North Africa, Mr Tobias Ellwood, has paid an official visit to Morocco, his first overseas since the UK general election. Mr Ellwood held official meetings with a range of counterparts including Prime Minister Benkirane, Acting Foreign Minister Bouaida and the Minister of Education. He also visited an international training centre for Imams and female spiritual guides.

Mr Ellwood said:

The UK attaches huge importance to our relationship with Morocco, which spans over 800 years and is based both on shared values and a shared vision of a peaceful, secure and prosperous region. We have excellent cooperation encompassing the political, economic, security, defence and cultural spheres. I am convinced we can do even more together, including on our already strong trade relations. The UK is continuing to play a role supporting Morocco’s ongoing reform process, particularly through the UK-funded Arab Partnership programme.

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Published 21 May 2015