Nasser Bourita meets in Budapest his Hungarian counterpart Péter Szijjártó

The two officials will take part on Tuesday in the first V4 + Morocco Meeting, which will establish “the start of a political dialogue between the Kingdom of Morocco and the member states of the Višegrad Group (V4)”. Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Living Abroad, Nasser Bourita, met Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó in Budapest on Monday.During this meeting, the two ministers welcomed the excellent relations between Morocco and Hungary, while affirming their common desire to further consolidate them through the exploration of new areas of cooperation and ways to strengthen them. consultations on matters of common interest.They also insisted on the importance of raising the level of their economic and trade cooperation to match the excellence of their bilateral political relations.In this context, the two ministers welcomed the holding of the fourth session of the Joint Economic Commission, scheduled for Budapest in March 2022, and the holding of a business forum on the sidelines of this commission.On this occasion, Mr. Szijjártó praised the far-reaching reforms undertaken in Morocco over the past two decades under the enlightened leadership of HM King Mohammed VI, while welcoming the New Development Model and the promotion of a advanced regionalization in the Kingdom.He also underlined Morocco’s role as a regional pole of stability, a privileged partner for development in Africa and a source of growth in the region.The Hungarian minister also reaffirmed his support for the efforts carried out under the exclusive auspices of the United Nations, with a view to reaching a political, realistic, pragmatic and lasting solution to the Sahara issue, based on compromise.He also reiterated his country’s support for the Moroccan proposal for the Autonomy Plan presented to the Secretary General of the United Nations on April 11, 2007 and for the efforts undertaken by the Kingdom for the development of the southern provinces.The Hungarian minister also underlined that Morocco, a strategic partner of the European Union (EU), has a decisive and exemplary role in the fight against irregular immigration and against terrorism.Mr. Szijjártó also reiterated the attachment to the strategic partnership between Morocco and the European Union and confirmed his country’s support for the appeal of the Council of the EU to the CJEU against the judgments of the court of the EU on Morocco-EU agricultural and fisheries agreements.The Hungarian minister also reaffirmed his country’s support for Morocco’s candidatures for the United Nations Security Council, the Human Rights Council and the IMO Council. This meeting also allowed MM. Bourita and Szijjártó to stress the importance of developing cooperation, partnership and dialogue between the EU and its southern neighborhood and with the Euro-African area, in order to provide common responses to all challenges which these regions face, particularly in terms of security, stability, migration and socio-economic and human development.The two ministers thus underlined the importance of promoting triangular cooperation between Morocco, Hungary and their partners on the African continent. MM. Bourita and Szijjártó also welcomed the development of their cooperation at the international level, welcoming, in this regard, the holding, on Tuesday in Budapest, of the first V4 + Morocco Meeting, which will set up, according to the two ministers, the start of a political dialogue between the Kingdom of Morocco and the member states of the Višegrad Group (V4).