RABAT, 14 (From the special envoy of EUROPA PRESS, Leyre Guijo)
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation, José Manuel Albares, met this Thursday with the Moroccan Prime Minister, Aziz Ajanuch, within the framework of his visit to Rabat, the first outside Spain that he has made in this legislature.
The meeting, which had not been announced in advance and lasted almost half an hour, allowed both to address different aspects of bilateral relations, particularly migration and economic issues.
Likewise, as reported by diplomatic sources, they have also talked about the joint organization of the 2030 World Cup by Spain, Morocco and Portugal.
Both have celebrated "the quality of the bilateral relationship, based on good neighborliness, mutual trust and permanent and constructive dialogue" in this new stage that began in April 2022 with the meeting between the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, and the King Mohamed VI, according to the prime minister's office in a statement.
Likewise, they have congratulated themselves on the "concordance of points of view regarding different issues of common interest" and that the two countries now maintain a "multidimensional strategic partnership that encompasses all aspects of cooperation."
Albares now plans to meet with his Moroccan counterpart, Naser Burita, within the framework of a visit at the invitation of Rabat with which both countries seek to relaunch the 'roadmap' agreed in April 2022 after Spanish support for the Moroccan autonomy plan. for the Sahara that ended the diplomatic crisis that lasted for almost a year.
The minister arrived in Rabat last night and began his visit with a meeting with Moroccan Hispanists. Early this Thursday he completed the formal offering at the tombs of Mohamed V, grandfather of the current monarch, and Hassan II, his father.
In addition, he visited the Spanish School of Rabat, where he had the opportunity to learn about the project for what will be its new headquarters, which is scheduled to be completed by 2023 and for which a budget of around 20 million will be allocated. The new center, measuring about 20,000 square meters, will have capacity for about 1,000 students.
The minister has been able to speak briefly with some of the center's students, many of whom have expressed their desire to be able to pursue their university studies in Spain.
Albares has highlighted the importance that the Spanish School has in strengthening the "human ties" between Spain and Morocco and has highlighted that the work done by its teachers contributes to a better understanding of the Spanish language and culture.