Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Nasser Bourita, who represented King Mohammed VI at the Fourth Arab Economic and Social Development Summit on Sunday (January 20th) in Beirut, Lebanon, held intensive meetings with a number of Arab foreign ministers.
Thus, Bourita discussed with Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil on ways to strengthen bilateral relations in various fields.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation also held talks with Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi, during which the two sides reviewed the existing cooperation relations between the two countries and discussed prospects for their support and enhancement. They exchanged views on a number of regional and international issues of common concern.
In the same context, he met with Mauritanian Foreign Minister Ismail Ould Cheikh and held talks with him to promote relations between the two countries as well as regional and international issues of common concern.
The minister concluded his talks with Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohammed Ali AlHakim. During the meeting, the two sides discussed enhancing cooperation mechanisms in various economic, political, cultural and social fields and coordinating positions towards Arab and international issues.
The summit, organized under the theme of “Human Development and Human Investment”, will discuss issues related to integration and coordination of development policies among the Arab countries in various economic and social fields.
In accordance with its agenda, which was discussed during the preparatory ministerial meetings, 29 projects and items were discussed, including development initiatives and strategies related to food security and energy, poverty eradication, protection of women and children, employment of youth, electricity linkage, activation of the customs union and establishment of a free Arab market.