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MIL OSI Translation. Region: Spanish / Latin America / UN –

Source: Republic of Colombia

Rabat (Feb. 14/20). The III Meeting of the Political Consultation Mechanism between the Government of Colombia and the Kingdom of Morocco was held on February 14, 2014 in Rabat, Morocco. The Delegation of Colombia was chaired by the Director of Asia, Africa and Oceania, José Alfredo Ramos González, and was attended by the Colombian Ambassador to Morocco, María del Pilar Gómez Valderrama and the Third Secretary, Francisco Alejandro Torres Muñoz.

For its part, the Delegation of Morocco was chaired by the Director of American Affairs of the Moroccan Foreign Ministry, Bouchra Boudchiche, and also had the presence of the Director of the Grand Maghreb and the Affairs of the Arab Maghreb Union and the African Union ; from the Director of Global Affairs; of the Head of the United Nations Division; of the Head of the Latin American Division and the Head of Service for South America of the Moroccan Foreign Ministry.

During the meeting, a detailed review of the issues on the bilateral agenda was carried out, highlighting the excellent moment that relations between both countries are going through. The meetings between the Foreign Ministers of Colombia and Morocco were highlighted in December 2018 and June 2019 and the realization of the Joint Committee on Cooperation and Culture with the presence of the Vice Minister of Multilateral Affairs of Colombia in February 2020. Both parties underlined the interest to regularize this type of meetings. The Director of Asia, Africa and Oceania reiterated the invitation made by President Iván Duque to King Mohammed VI of Morocco.

The results of the Joint Committee on Cooperation and Culture were discussed, highlighting the approval of seven cooperation projects. In the commercial sphere, both delegations agreed on the potential that exists between the two countries to encourage their commercial relations and strategies to boost trade were discussed. In cultural matters, the Moroccan delegation thanked the Spanish Course given by a Colombian professor to Moroccan diplomatic officials and students of the Moroccan Diplomatic Academy.

Additionally, delegations exchanged views on the situation in their respective regions. On this point, the Moroccan delegation highlighted the leadership exercised by Colombia against the situation that Venezuela is going through.

Finally, a comprehensive review of the multilateral agenda was carried out, identifying coincidences in the positions of both countries on several issues. Both Colombia and Morocco shared their views on issues such as the fight against corruption, the world drug problem, the fight against terrorism, migration and the reform of the United Nations.

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