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Bahraini-Moroccan relations exemplary: ambassador
06 : 16 PM - 13/03/2018
Manama, Mar. 13 (BNA): Moroccan Ambassador to Bahrain, Ahmed Rached Khattabi has affirmed that the Bahraini-Moroccan relations embody deep-rooted brotherly ties based on a spirit of mutual appreciation, deep understanding and close solidarity, noting that such ties have been strengthened by comprehensive cooperation, through bilateral agreements that concern the two brotherly countries in many sectors, citing the agreements concluded during the brotherly visit of His Majesty King Mohammed VI to Bahrain in April of 2016.

In an interview with the latest issue of the "Diplomatic Gazette", which is published by the Foreign Affairs Ministry, the ambassador stressed that under the leadership of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and his brother His Majesty King Mohammed VI, relations between the two countries are "certainly exemplary, vibrant and promising."

Commenting on the diplomatic relations between the two kingdoms, the ambassador took pride in the "regular consultation and close coordination between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs on our national issues, based on our belief in respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the countries and the commitment to defend legality and good-neighborliness within the norms of international law. This rich and productive bilateral outcome, due to the active role of Bahrain within this balanced regional gathering, is an added value to the multidimensional strategic partnership between Morocco and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)."

Responding to a question by the "Diplomatic Gazette" about how he has found the Bahraini society, he said that it is a "society with a long tradition of openness, progress and development in various fields, especially with regard to human development, including the quality of education, health care, the promotion of the status of women and the strengthening of their productive role, which is thanks to the significant changes that have taken place in Bahrain since the launch of the Reform Project. This Reform Project aimed to make citizens, men and women, the cornerstone of the comprehensive development, in which it ultimately gave an effective government performance under the guidance of the wise leadership, and its forward-looking vision of dealing with financial pressures and conditional changes at the level of completion of development urban, economic, social and cultural projects, while consolidating the rule of law and the disseminating of the culture of citizenship and human rights."

"Multiculturalism and inter-culturalism are among the basic traits that characterize this society, a society that remains true to its values and principles, both of which are reflected in the National Charter and the Kingdom’s Constitution," Ambassador Khattabi added.

"This remarkable change placed Bahrain in a prestigious international position and had a great impact on its highly regarded reputation and its involvement in bringing together different cultures and civilisations," he also said.


BNA 1500 GMT 2018/03/13

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