Rome advocates establishing a “common method” with Rabat to face the “challenges” in immigration matters
July 5 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Italian authorities have described Morocco’s efforts to find a solution to the Western Sahara issue as “serious and credible”, as reflected in the action plan signed by the Italian and Moroccan foreign ministers, Antonio Tajani and Naser Burita. , respectively, during a meeting this Wednesday in Rome.
The Italian Government has thus reaffirmed its support for the measures implemented by the UN Secretary General, António Guterres, to “continue with the political process aimed at reaching a fair, realistic, pragmatic, lasting and mutually acceptable political solution to the question of the Sahara”, according to information from the Moroccan news agency MAP.
The aforementioned action plan, which facilitates the application of the Multidimensional Strategic Association between the two countries, stresses Italy’s position in favor of respecting the agreements based on “the purposes and principles set forth in the Charter of the United Nations.”
The meeting, which is part of what has been Burita’s first visit to Italy since Tajani’s appointment in October 2022, has taken place in a “particularly positive environment for bilateral relations” and represents a “step forward in the strategy of the Italian Government in terms of diplomacy for the Mediterranean”, as the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has indicated in a statement.
“Morocco is a strategic security partner in the Mediterranean and its work is essential for stability and prosperity in the region,” said Tajani, who has announced that he plans to visit the country.
Likewise, he has conveyed the desire of the Italian Government to “deepen these bilateral relations and fully implement the ambitious action plan signed”, which will serve to “deepen cooperation between the two countries in political, economic and energy matters, in addition to migratory and consular”.
“It is precisely in terms of migration that the two Ministries agree on the need to establish a common method that allows an effective response to the challenges that concern both countries,” he stated.
In addition, he stressed that both have “similar visions” in relation to the main issues at the regional and international level, “especially in the fight against terrorism, the Middle East peace process, stability in Libya and the stabilization of the region of the Sahel”. “Morocco is an essential country for the neighborhood in the south and it will always be able to count on Italy as its friend within the framework of the European Union,” Tajani concluded.