The King received yesterday, at the Royal Palace in Rabat, His Excellency Pedro Sanchez, President of the Spanish Government, who, at the Sovereign’s invitation, is visiting Morocco as part of a new phase of partnership between the kingdoms of Morocco and Spain.
This audience, which is part of the extension of the telephone conversation that took place on March 31 between King Mohammed VI and the President of the Spanish Government, comes to concretize the letter sent on March 14 by Pedro Sanchez to the King in which the Spanish Government undertakes to inaugurate a new phase in relations between the two Kingdoms, based on transparency and mutual respect.
This new dynamic is an echo of the King’s call during the Speech of August 20, 2021 to inaugurate an unprecedented stage in relations between the two countries.
During this hearing, Pedro Sanchez, made a point of reaffirming Spain’s position on the Sahara issue, considering the Moroccan autonomy initiative as the most serious, realistic and credible basis for resolving the dispute.
On this occasion, the King and the President of the Spanish Government reiterated the desire to open a new stage in relations between the two countries, based on mutual respect, mutual trust, permanent consultation and frank and loyal cooperation.
In this regard, it was agreed in particular to implement concrete actions within the framework of a roadmap covering all areas of the partnership, integrating all issues of common interest.
In addition, the audience granted to the Head of the Spanish Executive was an opportunity to review the various aspects of common interest in their political, economic, security and cultural components. Regional and international issues were also on the menu of these talks.
Attended this audience on the Spanish side, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation, José Manuel Albares, the Spanish Ambassador in Rabat, Ricardo Diez-Hochleitner, and on the Moroccan side, the Adviser HM the King, Fouad Ali El Himma, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Living Abroad, Nasser Bourita, and the King’s Ambassador to Madrid, Karima Benyaich.