The relations between Morocco and Saudi Arabia experienced, a few months ago, a cold snap because of the World Cup 2026. This time seems to be over. For several weeks, signals suggest that relations between the two kingdoms have resumed.
The most recent meeting of the House of Councilors, Hakim Benchamach, and the chairman of the Saudi Shura Council, Abdallah Ben Mohammad Ben Ibrahim Al-Sheikh, on Friday in Rabat, will take place in Morocco while international seminar on experiences of national reconciliation.
Ways to strengthen Moroccan-Saudi parliamentary cooperation were on the menu of these talks. During this meeting, the two sides also stressed the importance of further consolidating the cooperative relations between the two parliamentary institutions through the intensification of joint coordination on matters of common interest, as well as the support of all initiatives to strengthen “the distinguished relations between the two brother peoples”.
They welcomed on this occasion “the deep fraternal relations existing between Morocco and Saudi Arabia”, as well as “the distinguished relations that unite the two heads of state, King Mohammed VI and King Salman Ibn Abdelaziz Al-Saud”.
These talks took place on the sidelines of the International Seminar on National Reconciliation Experiences, held on 17 and 18 January, by the House of Councilors, in coordination with the Association of Shura Councils, Senates and Similar Councils from Africa and the Arab World and in partnership with the National Council for Human Rights and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.