LUSAKA, July 18 (Xinhua) -- Morocco intends to open an embassy in Zambia in September in order to enhance relations between the two countries, a visiting official said on Tuesday.
Morocco's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Mounia Boucetta said the embassy will in the interim be headed by a charge d'affaires,
The visiting minister said when he paid a courtesy call on her Zambian counterpart Harry Kalaba that there was need for the two countries to have an action plan for the successful implementation of 19 bilateral agreements signed between the two countries when Moroccan King Muhammed VI visited Zambia in February this year.
The visit, she said, ushered in a new era in the relationship between the two countries, adding that the 19 agreements will boost ties.
According to her, the two countries share a common vision and desire to establish peace, stability and respect for the sovereignty of each country in Africa.
On his part, the Zambian minister said the establishment of the embassy will enhance the country's continental integration.
The Moroccan minister is here for the review of the 19 agreements in order for the two countries to come up with specific activities to ensure the objectives of the agreements were achieved.
On Monday, she held a meeting with agriculture minister Dora Siliya where they discussed specific areas of cooperation in the agriculture sector.