4th Session of Moroccan-Indian Political Consultations Kick Off in New Delhi

The Ambassador Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Mr. Mohamed Ali Lazrak, who is heading a Moroccan delegation, took part on Wednesday 25 April 2017 in New Delhi, in the 4th session of the Moroccan-Indian political consultations, with a view to promoting a new dynamic for cooperation between the two countries.

At this meeting, the two sides discussed ways to strengthen bilateral cooperation in the various fields of common interest as well as mechanisms for establishing a strategic partnership beneficial to both countries.

They also exchanged views on areas of cooperation and tackled the preparations for the meeting of the Moroccan-Indian Joint Commission, slated for May 25-26 in Rabat.

On this occasion, the Moroccan party outlined the latest developments in the Sahara issue and the return of Morocco to the African Union, recalling the various large-scale projects launched by His Majesty King Mohammed VI in several African countries.

This session was marked by the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Indian Council for International Affairs and the Royal Institute for Strategic Studies to develop cooperation between the two institutions.

These consultations take place after the historic visit of HM the King to India to attend the 3rd India-Africa Forum Summit in October 2015, and the visit paid by Indian Vice-President Mohammad Hamid Ansari to Morocco from May 30th to June 1st2016.