Delegate Minister Bouaida holds talks with the Slovenian Deputy Prime Minister and...

Delegate Minister Bouaida holds talks with the Slovenian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs

6* - 15.30 minister za zunanje zadeve Karl Erjavec se bo sre?al z namestnico zunanjega ministra Maroka Mbarko Bouaida; MZZ, Foto: Tamino Petelin¨ek/STA (!!! URADNA FOTOGRAFIJA !!!)
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The Minister Delegate to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Mrs. Mbarka Bouaida, who is paying a visit to Slovenia on the occasion of the holding, in Slovenia, of the third Seminar on the Moroccan-Spanish Initiative on Mediation in the Mediterranean, held talks on Monday 10 March 2014, in Ljubljana, with the Slovenian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Karl Erjavec.


On this occasion, the Minister Delegate welcomed Slovenia’s position regarding the Moroccan Sahara issue, by supporting the efforts of the United Nations to find a mutually acceptable solution to this regional dispute.

Mrs. Bouaida has also called for the signing of cooperation agreements between the two countries, particularly those relating to holding regular political consultations, double taxation avoidance, tourism, culture, and science and technology, noting that the intended objective is to boost bilateral trade.

“Morocco wishes to make all these agreements effective and increase political consultations”, she said, adding that the two countries support each other in international fora, including providing mutual support to their candidates within the  multilateral system.

She further expressed the hope that the visit of the Slovenian Minister of Foreign Affairs in Morocco, next June, leads to the signing of agreements on economic cooperation, and be an opportunity for Slovenia to explore the African market where Morocco is present in areas relating to banking, telecommunications, and construction and civil engineering.

Mrs. Bouaida called for increasing the political consultations between the two countries, which have common interests, particularly in the Mediterranean. “We have issues of common interest, including the Mediterranean, which we greatly value, as the Union for the Mediterranean (UPM), through which we seek to develop a common Mediterranean space”, she underlined.

For his part, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Slovenia, Mr. Karl Erjavec, welcomed the political and economic reforms process implemented by Morocco, adding that his country supports all activities of the EU in its relations with the Kingdom, which enjoys an Advanced Status with the European Union.

He also acknowledged the mutual support between Morocco and Slovenia within international fora, including their respective support of candidates within the multilateral system. Subsequently, he indicated his desire to strengthen economic cooperation between Morocco and Slovenia, by encouraging the holding of meetings among economic partners from both countries.

Furthermore, Mr. Karl Erjavec announced that Slovenia has chosen Morocco to be a guest of honor, on the occasion of the Africa Day celebrated annually by Slovenia.  In this context, Mrs.Bouaida was pleased of the selection of Morocco by the Slovenian Government, as a guest of honor, at the occasion of the Africa Day scheduled for 20 May 2014, in Ljubljana.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs