Sudan and Morocco intend to strengthen already close ties as Sudan continues to support Morocco’s Autonomy Plan for Western Sahara. Morocco’s Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita spoke to Mariam Al-Sadeq Al-Mahdi via teleconference on Friday, June 4.
The two representatives lauded the fraternal ties that Sudan and Morocco have long enjoyed.
Sudan is in a transitory phase, after having resolved a decades long listing on a US list of nations supporting terrorism. The designation hampered Sudan’s ability to make international agreements and further development, something the nation is now aiming to rapidly make up for.
The meeting between Bourita and Al-Sadeq Al-Mahdi therefore came at an opportune time as the two nations have much to offer each other in terms of bilateral trade and development. Morocco’s foreign minister congratulated Sudan on its new designation, emphasizing that this opens new possibilities for Sudan’s reentry into the global economy.
Sudan has supported Morocco’s territorial integrity and its autonomy plan for Western Sahara as the way to achieve peace in the region, a position that Bourita welcomed.
Morocco and Sudan will increase cooperation by establishing new bilateral agreements intended to modernize the existing framework in order to “breathe new life” into the two nations’ economic and development efforts.
Existing bilateral agreements will be updated to assist in boosting agriculture as well as supporting state-building efforts in Sudan. Sudan’s foreign minister thanked Morocco for its ongoing efforts in training Sudanese officials to build the country’s institutional capacity and the exchange of knowledge and expertise.