US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo met with Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation, and Moroccan living abroad Nasser Bourita by video teleconference and announced the conclusion of a bilateral Enhanced Immunities Agreement.
Bourita underlined the strong, enduring nature of the American-Moroccan strategic partnership.
Pompeo thanked Morocco for its leadership on critically important public health efforts in Africa during the Covid-19 pandemic and noted King Mohammed VI’s advancement of a bold and far-reaching reform agenda when he ascended the throne.
He further highlighted Moroccan efforts in the joint fight against terrorism in Libya.
“Morocco and the US have always stood together on the right side of history, be it during the major events that marked the 20th century or in supporting the noble values of peace and coexistence,” the Bourita added.
The two countries continue to promote security and prosperity through close bilateral cooperation. Bourita underscored the Free Trade Agreement, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), and the US-Morocco Strategic Dialogue as pillars of the strong ties the countries maintain.
Defense and security is also an area where Morocco and the US closely coordinate, with Bourita describing the cooperation as “a beacon of excellence.”