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Zambia ready for Morocco tie

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Minister of Foreign Affairs Harry Kalaba says Government is keen to actualise the Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) signed between Zambia and the Kingdom of Morocco early this year.

Mr. Kalaba said this when he met his Moroccan counterpart, Nasser Bourita, on the sidelines of the ongoing executive council meetings of the African Union(AU) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

ZANIS reports that the minister told the delegation from Rabat that Zambia is ready to scale up its relations with Morocco and explore areas of mutual Corporation between the two Countries.

Mr Kalaba said there is need for government officials from both sides to move with speed in actualizing the mutual desire to strengthen ties between Lusaka and Rabat.

And Mr. Kalaba expressed happiness with Morocco’s readmission to the AU after 33 years of absence from the continental bloc.

Meanwhile Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Coropration, Nasser Bourita, said Morocco views Zambia as an important player in the socio-economic affairs of the continent.

Mr Bourita said this is why His Majesty, King Mohammed the sixth, has already extended an invitation to President Edgar Lungu to visit Rabat this year.

He said Morroco is eager to share its expertise in Agriculture, housing and other economic ventures from which Zambia can benefit.

Mr. Bourita praised Zambia’s diplomatic efforts aimed at strengthen peace and unity in the 55 member state union.

Morocco withdrew from the continental Union in 1984 to protest against the admission of disputed Western Sahara territories.

Rabat was readmitted to the continental bloc in January this year during the 28th ordinary summit of the AU.

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