Dominica signs co-operation roadmap with Morocco

In an attempt to further strengthen the diplomatic ties, the Dominican government continues to hold exchanges with the Government of the Kingdom of Morocco on new areas of cooperation. They have now signed a roadmap for cooperation to assist each other in various matters of concern.

Dominica signs co-operation roadmap with Morocco
Dominica signs co-operation roadmap with Morocco

Morocco: The government of the Commonwealth of Dominica is making efforts to enhance and uplift diplomatic ties. While moving towards the establishment of bilateral relations, Prime Minister Dr. Roosevelt Skerrit has made an official visit to Dakhla to participate in the official opening ceremony of the general consulate on behalf of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) in Morocco.

In an attempt to further strengthen the diplomatic ties, the Dominican government continues to hold exchanges with the Government of the Kingdom of Morocco on new areas of cooperation. They have now signed a roadmap for cooperation to assist each other in various matters of concern.

The Caribbean country has moved one step closer to assuring its presence in the Middle East and North Africa region through the opening of the general consulate in Dakhla.

Referring to his diplomatic presence in Morocco as a great opportunity, PM Skerrit stated that it is a great chance for all the Eastern Caribbean states to bolster the bilateral exchanges with the Kingdom of Morocco.

Prime Minister Skerrit expressed immense pleasure over his visit to the Northern African country and articulated his delight to be part of the inauguration of the embassy.

“I am very happy to be here in Dakhla to inaugurate the embassy and to exchange views with his excellency on the bilateral relations between the Kingdom of Morocco and the Commonwealth of Dominica,” he noted.

Outlining the strong relations between Dominica and Morocco, PM Skerrit affirmed that both the countries shared sincere, commitment, and well-built bilateral exchanges. He also stressed the Caribbean country has secured so many powerful relations with Morocco which can be found nowhere else in the world.

The country valued and applauded the leadership quality shown by the King in dealing with numerous global challenges as King Mohamed VI led the global fight in order to counter the climate change and migration loke problems and also ensure access to education and economic prosperity, added the Prime Minister.

Emphasizing the opening of consulate in Dakhla as a great manifestation, PM Skerrit stated that it creates numerous opportunities to operate various exchanges between the Kingdom of Morocco and the OECS.

Further, the leader of Dominica stressed that with the launch of the tangible social-economic projects, the country will fulfill its commitments to ensuring and validating stability and security in the Caribbean region.

While lending full support for the Moroccan autonomy plan, PM Skerrit said that the plan is the unique basis for consensual political resolutions to this regional dispute.

He also highlighted that the Dominica government always withstands the sovereignty of Morocco over its entire territory, including Moroccan-Sahara, and always supported the country in the issue.

“This is a principal position taken by the Government of Commonwealth of Dominica because we believe that every country’s sovereignty and its territorial integrity must be respected by all,” added PM Skerrit during his address.

Dominica established diplomatic ties with the Kingdom of Morocco in 2010 by signing a part of a Technical Cooperation Agreement, under which a fifty-eight-room hotel in Portsmouth is being constructed jointly by both countries.