Embassy marks 24th ’versary of King Mohammed VI’s ascension to throne

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KUWAIT CITY, Aug 2: The Moroccan Ambassador to Kuwait Ali Ibn Issa praised the noble and steadfast position of the State of Kuwait in support for the territorial integrity of Morocco, reports Al-Rai daily. He stressed that the position has been affirmed in various regional and international forums, and embodies the depth and strength of the exceptional relations that bind the two countries under the leadership of King Mohammed VI and His Highness the Amir of the country Sheikh Nawaf Al- Ahmad, who have been giving wise directives to advance the cooperation of the two countries to the highest ranks. He affirmed that the strong and rooted ties that unite Morocco and Kuwait have marked their relations for decades.

Ambassador Ibn Issa said the above in a speech he delivered on Monday during the celebration of the 24th anniversary of King Mohammed VI’s ascension to the throne, in the presence of the Minister of Electricity, Water and Renewable Energy and Acting Minister of Education Dr. Jassem Al-Ustad, and with the participation of a large crowd of diplomats. He revealed that the Moroccan embassy is working in coordination with the Kuwaiti authorities to prepare for the organization of two events – economic and cultural – in Kuwait before the end of the current year in order to activate the agreements, memorandums of understanding and executive programs between the two countries.

The ambassador said the opening of direct Kuwait Airways flights between Kuwait and Casablanca at the beginning of June 2022 was only an embodiment of this trend towards strengthening relations between the two countries. In a statement to reporters, Ambassador Ibn Issa assured that Kuwaiti investments in Morocco have lasted for a long time, and that Kuwait is considered the third Arab country, in terms of investments in Morocco, as it contributed to several infrastructure projects, especially in the fields of roads and railways, and the provision of drinking water and electricity in villages.

He said, “Investments are still present and continuous, and we look forward to pushing more investments to a higher level. Morocco has made great strides in the industrial field and encouraged the increase of foreign investments. The Moroccan government provides facilities in the field of business in terms of laws and legislation, which have become simpler than they were previously, as it allows the investor to quickly and safely enter the Moroccan market. A Kuwaiti tourist does not need an entry visa, and he is welcome in his second country.

The joint committee between the two countries will soon be held in Morocco.” Ambassador Ibn Issa explained that Morocco is a candidate for the participation of Spain and Portugal in organizing the World Cup in 2030. His country is ready to host this event, as it has the required infrastructure. On a different note, the British Ambassador to Kuwait Belinda Lewis revealed that a meeting of the joint steering committee between the United Kingdom and Kuwait is scheduled to be held in October in Britain.

She described her country’s Foreign Minister James Cleverly’s visit to Kuwait as “very successful and distinguished,” affirming that, “He met senior officials, led by His Highness the Crown Prince, and concluded his visit with an acquaintance with Kuwaiti culture. He looks forward to repeating his visit to Kuwait again. The visit of three British officials to Kuwait during a period of four weeks confirms the extent of the United Kingdom’s interest and keenness to strengthen friendly relations and work to develop the horizon of cooperation with Kuwait.”

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