Rabat- King Mohammed VI and Tunisian President Moncef Merzouki expressed determination to endeavor to promote "sound and exemplary ties serving as a major pre-requisite for the Maghreban integration process".
Rabat- King Mohammed VI and Tunisian President Moncef Merzouki expressed determination to endeavor to promote “sound and exemplary ties serving as a major pre-requisite for the Maghreban integration process”.
The two heads of state also “underscored their firm will to endeavor to further reinforce, enrich and diversify bilateral cooperation in a way to meet the aspirations of the two brother peoples, achieve progress and prosperity in the two countries”, says a joint communique released Sunday at the end of the official visit to Tunisia by King Mohammed VI.
In this context, they stressed the importance given to carrying on joint action in order to raise bilateral relations and lend them a strategic dimension in all fields.
The two leaders called for consolidating regular consultation between the two parties and for establishing active and balanced partnerships laying the foundations for promising future perspectives, on the path of reaching complementarity and harmony guaranteeing optimal use of economic potentials of the two countries.
Thy also expressed deep satisfaction at the outstanding level reached by Moroccan-Tunisian bonds, voicing will to secure good preparation of the 18th high joint commission, scheduled in the second half of 2014.
They called, in this regard, for proposing new initiatives to enrich bilateral cooperation and for the establishment of work programs with clear objectives and mechanisms, in light of the major results achieved by the visit of HM the King in Tunisia, while taking into account present priorities as well as potentials of the two countries and moving toward tapping on the free-trade agreement signed on February 25, 2004, with the genuine opportunities it offers to establish efficient partnerships with the Arab-Mediterranean free trade area.
The two leaders welcomed the outcome of the “Moroccan-Tunisian economic forum”, held on the eve of the King’s visit in Tunisia, stressing the importance of holding this meeting in a regular manner and the need to secure the follow-up of its recommendations through new approaches of a balanced and solidarity-based partnership, so that this sector can contribute to reaching the longed-for development in the mutual interest of the two countries.
In this regard, the two heads of state also underscored the importance of the two countries’ private sectors in establishing strategic economic partnerships, making utmost use of economic potentials available in the two countries.