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Saturday 1 June 2013

Turkish Prime Minister Visit To Morocco

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Turkish Prime Minister  Visit To Morocco

Turkish Prime Minister Leaves Morocco

MAP - Turkish prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, left Morocco this Tuesday following a two-day official visit.

Erdogan was seen off at the Rabat-Sale airport by Moroccan head of government, Abdelilah Benkirane.

 

Morocco’s Head Of Government Chairs Banquet Hosted In Honor Of Turkish Premier By HM The King

MAP-  Morocco’s head of government, Abdelilah Benkirane, chaired on Monday a dinner banquet hosted in honor of Turkish prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, by HM king Mohammed VI.

A host of Moroccan and Turkish officials were present, including speakers of the Moroccan two parliamentary chambers, cabinet members and several Moroccan and Turkish personalities.

Erdogan paid an official visit to Morocco this June 3-4, first leg of a Maghreban tour.

 

Turkey's Position Not Recognizing Polisario "Unchanged" -Erdogan

MAP-  Turkey's position over the Sahara issue remains unchanged, said, Monday in Rabat, visiting Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, adding that his country does not recognize the Polisario but stands ready to offer its good offices to help resolve the conflict.

"Turkey does not recognize the Polisario and supports the UN-sponsored negotiation process between Morocco and Algeria," Erdogan said at a joint press conference with the head of government Abdelilah Benkirane.

    "We are willing to fulfill our duty to help resolve this problem," he said.

    Erdogan deplored the persistence of this dispute "between two brotherly countries like Morocco and Algeria" and expressed hope that the Moroccan-Algerian border will be reopened as soon as possible.

 

Morocco And Turekey Sign Political Declaration, Two Cooperation Agreements

MAP-   Morocco and Turkey signed, Monday in Rabat, a joint political declaration and two cooperation agreements, on the occasion of the official visit to Kingdom by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Signed by the head of government, Abdelilah Benkirane, and Erdogan, the joint political declaration provides for the creation of a high-level council for strategic partnership between Morocco and Turkey.

   The two cooperation agreements, signed by the Minister of Equipment and Transport, Aziz Rabbah, and his Turkish counterpart, Binali Yildirim, touch on transport and the maritime sector.

     Rabbah told the press that the two agreements are bound to boost cooperation between the two countries in the field of investments.

   The agreement on cooperation in transport touches, according to the Moroccan minister, on aspects related to support in technical, legal, institutional and public-private partnership areas.

   The second agreement provides for the development of maritime links between Moroccan and Turkish ports, he said.

   Speaking at an enlarged meeting before the signing ceremony, Turkish Prime Minister stressed the excellent relations between the Kingdom and Turkey in several areas, welcoming in this regard the more and more important role of Morocco on the regional and international scenes.

    Erdogan called for reducing the imbalance in the trade balance between the two countries and for promoting bilateral investments, stressing the need for an active involvement of the private sector in efforts to strengthen economic relations between Morocco and Turkey.

   For his part, Benkirane welcomed the sustained development of the Moroccan-Turkish relations over the last decade, especially in the economic field following the entry into force of the free trade agreement.

   He also highlighted the convergence of views between Rabat and Ankara on several regional and international issues, calling for exploring new prospects for bilateral cooperation, particularly at the Euro-Mediterranean level and within the framework of the Arab-Turrkish Forum.

 

Turkish Prime Minister To Visit Morocco Next Week

Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will pay an official visit to Morocco this June 3-4, heading a large delegation of officials and business operators, it was officially announced here.

Erdogan will review with Moroccan peer Abdelilah Benkirane means to consolidate cooperation in political, economic and cultural fields.

Erdogan’s trip to Morocco is part of a tour in Maghreb countries.