Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita (R) and his Spanish counterpart Josep Borrell attend a joint press conference in Rabat, Morocco, on Feb. 14, 2019. Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita and his visiting Spanish counterpart Josep Borrell pledged on Thursday to further strengthen bilateral partnership. (Xinhua)
RABAT, Feb. 14 (Xinhua) -- Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita and his visiting Spanish counterpart Josep Borrell pledged on Thursday to further strengthen bilateral partnership.
Bourita said at a joint press conference with Borrell that the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on establishing multidimensional strategic partnership between the two countries on Wednesday reflected the shared willingness to move bilateral ties to a higher and more ambitious level.
He stressed that the Moroccan-Spanish partnership is based on "trust, ambition, mutual respect and serenity in dealing with all matters as part of a win-win cooperation."
Morocco and Spain contributed actively to peace and stability and have become "key players" in stability in the western Mediterranean, Bourita said.
For his part, Borrell deemed cooperation between the two countries as "exemplary", adding that it "stands out as a model in a troubled world where cooperation ties are not prioritized."
He underlined that the two countries are determined to address all challenges, including migration flows, fight against crimes and economic growth, through dialogue and cooperation.
"Certainly, we are united by geography, but also by a common desire to expand our partnership on the basis of respect, dialogue and mutual trust," Borrell said.