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Wang Yi Speaks with Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita on the Phone
2020/10/22

On October 22, 2020, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi had a phone conversation with Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Nasser Bourita at the latter's request.

Wang Yi said, China and Morocco enjoy a profound friendship and solid mutual trust. The phone conversation between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Moroccan King Mohammed VI in August has pointed out the direction for and injected momentum into the development of the two countries' strategic partnership in the next stage. Both sides should continue to enhance communication, well implement the important consensus reached between the two heads of state, expand all-round mutually beneficial cooperation and usher the China-Morocco strategic partnership into the post-pandemic period with greater development.

Wang Yi said, under the personal care of the two heads of state, vaccine cooperation between China and Morocco has made positive progress. China will continue to encourage Chinese enterprises to strengthen coordination with the Moroccan side to help the country defeat the pandemic at an early date.

With regard to the fact that some U.S. politicians smear and discredit China by hook or by crook around the world and coerce other countries to take sides, Wang Yi stressed, this is the most despicable act in contemporary international politics, which fully exposes the unilateral bullying and selfishness nature of the U.S. The U.S. has not only renounced its own international responsibilities, but also attempted to deprive developing countries of their legitimate right to development. In this sense, supporting China means supporting multilateralism, principles of international relations, common interests of emerging market economies, and international equity and justice.

Bourita said, King Mohammed VI has repeatedly stressed that developing relations with China is Morocco's unswerving strategic choice, and has thus instructed to set up special working mechanisms to implement the important consensus reached by the two heads of state and accelerate major cooperation between the two sides. Morocco has always supported and will continue to support China's efforts in safeguarding its national sovereignty and territorial integrity, and firmly opposes any interference in China's internal affairs by external forces. Morocco sincerely appreciates China's strong support to its fight against the pandemic, speaks highly of China's dispatch of medical experts to the country, and looks forward to further strengthening cooperation with China in the fight against COVID-19.

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