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Morocco set to boost strategic cooperation with Russia

December 06, 2014, 1:19 UTC+3 RABAT
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RABAT, December 6. /TASS/. Morocco is planning to reinforce strategic cooperation with Russia to give an impetus to bilateral economic relations, the country’s minister delegate in charge of foreign trade has said.

Mohammed Abbou, who attended the 2nd Arab-Russian cooperation forum in Sudan’s capital Khartoum, reiterated Morocco’s willingness to boost ties with Moscow “within the framework of a win-win partnership,” according to the Maghreb Arabe Presse news agency.

“Morocco’s strategic location, its stability, its advanced relations with the European Union as well as its firm ties with several countries in Africa and the Americas will give an added value to Moroccan-Russian relations in favour of more diversification of cooperation fields,” Abbou said.

The minister also recalled the visit by King Mohammed VI to Moscow in 2002 during which the two countries signed a strategic partnership agreement and President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Morocco in 2006, when a number of deals were inked.

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