Strengthening ties between the UK and Morocco

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Foreign Secretary William Hague met Moroccan Foreign Minister Fassi Fihri in London on 10 March.

Speaking after the meeting the Foreign Secretary said:

“I am committed to strengthening the UK’s ties with Morocco. Minister Fassi Fihri and I have agreed to establish a “bilateral partnership agenda” between our two countries. This will provide an excellent framework for improving co-operation between our two nations across a range of shared priorities.

“We discussed the speech delivered yesterday evening by His Majesty King Mohammed VI. I welcomed the King’s bold commitment to intensifying and quickening the pace of political and economic reform; his commitment to strengthening the independence of institutions and to engaging with the concerns of Moroccan society.

“We also shared views on the situation in Libya: I explained the UK’s continuing concern about the unacceptable conduct of the Qadhafi regime and set out the activity we are undertaking to increase pressure on Qadhafi and those around him”.