Bourita: “Rabat and Brasilia share the same vision for a balanced international order”


Morocco and Brazil share the same vision in favor of a balanced international order and more ambitious South-South cooperation, said Friday in Rabat the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans living abroad, Nasser Bourita.

Speaking at a press briefing following his talks with his Brazilian counterpart, Mauro Vieira, on an official visit to Morocco, Mr. Bourita stressed that King Mohammed VI and the President of the Federative Republic of Brazil , Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, cultivate “the same vision for a balanced international order, more equitable global governance and stronger and more ambitious South-South relations”.

The Heads of State of the two countries also share the same approach in terms of environmental protection and the rights of migrants, and cooperation with Africa according to an optimistic approach, continued the minister, calling Brazil a “voice constructive” on regional and international issues.

In this sense, he noted that HM the King is convinced of the leading role of Brazil within international institutions, in the reform of the UN Security Council and other international governance bodies, having regard to the distinguished position of this country on the world stage.

Morocco, said Mr. Bourita, has always considered Brazil as a major international actor, which defends the rights of countries of the South and works in favor of constructive and equitable solutions to international and regional issues, as well as a key partner in multilateral level.

In the same context, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Abroad noted that Moroccan-Brazilian relations are deeply rooted in history, in the sense that they date back to the 19th century. at the time of Sultan Moulay Slimane, noting that the Kingdom was among the first countries to recognize the independence of Brazil in 1860, a date which coincided with the arrival of the first Moroccan migrants in this country.

Regarding the visit to Rabat of the Brazilian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Bourita indicated that it comes in a very important context, twenty years after the visit of King Mohammed VI to Brasilia in November 2004 and the meeting of the Sovereign with President Mr. Lula da Silva.

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