As announced last June, Morocco is taking part this Tuesday, December 7 in Budapest in the ministerial meeting of the Visegrad Group.
The round table of this alliance is formed by Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. All are also members of NATO and the European Union, even if relations between Warsaw and Budapest, two heavyweights of the Group, with Brussels, and especially with the Paris-Berlin axis, are cold. In question, deep differences on individual freedoms and the press.
It is to officially seal this proximity with this entity that the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nasser Bourita, has been, since yesterday, in the Hungarian capital where he had separate talks with his Hungarian counterparts Peter Szijjarto, Polish Zbigniew Rau, Slovak Ivan Korčok and Czech Jakub Kulhánek.
The Hungarian press echoed the interview between the Moroccan official and the Budapest diplomat. On this occasion Szijjarto hailed the “key role” played by Morocco in the fight against irregular immigration networks in the western Mediterranean, reports the online publication Hirado, which quotes a press release from the Hungarian Foreign Ministry.
“The stability of the kingdom has a positive impact on the entire region and strengthens the southern line of defense of the European Union in the area of immigration. It is no exaggeration to say that Europe’s security begins in North Africa, which is why Morocco’s continued support is so important, ”he said, adding that“ Central Europe appreciates the role of Morocco”. As a reminder, Poland has been facing for several weeks the massive influx of Iraqi, Syrian and Kurdish migrants, used politically by Belarus.
The Hungarian minister also reiterated “his country’s support for the efforts carried out under the exclusive auspices of the United Nations, with a view to reaching a political, realistic, pragmatic and lasting solution to the Sahara issue, based on the notion of compromise”, reports Moroccan diplomacy on Twitter. They also reaffirmed Hungary’s support “for the Moroccan proposal for the Autonomy Plan” presented in 2007.
On June 9, the Hungarian Foreign Minister paid a visit to Rabat, during which he officially invited the kingdom to take part in the next session of the executive council of the Visegrad Group.