Morocco, Egypt leaders to meet in June

A summit will take place in June between the two leaders.

Morocco, Egypt leaders to meet in June

World Bulletin / News Desk

Preparations are underway for a summit that will bring together Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi and King Mohammed VI of Morocco, the latter's foreign minister said Friday.

Moroccan Foreign Minister Salaheddine Mezouar made the announcement at a press conference held on the sidelines of the Crans Montana Forum, which kicked off Friday in Morocco's southern city of Dakhla.

"Major steps have been taken between Morocco and Egypt after the last visit of Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry to Morocco," Mezouar said.

"We're working on a number of important subjects that we will unveil during the summit between the Moroccan monarch and the Egyptian president," Mezouar added.

"We agreed with my Egyptian counterpart that the summit will take place in June, and we're currently working on this," Morocco's top diplomat added.

He went on to note that the two countries were working to increase coordination, adding that Egypt and Morocco were also "advancing in the field of counter-terrorism."

In January, Shoukry visited Morocco and delivered an invitation from al-Sisi for the king to visit Egypt.

Shoukry's visit to Morocco followed a diplomatic row between two countries after Moroccan state media described the ouster of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi in mid-2013 by the military as a "coup."

Diplomats from both countries have offered different reasons for the seeming change in Morocco's tone vis-à-vis the Egyptian leadership.

 

Güncelleme Tarihi: 16 Mart 2015, 14:36
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