The postponement of the Morocco-Spain RNH explained by Albares

On the sidelines of the signing last Tuesday of the Morocco-EU Green Pact, the Head of Moroccan diplomacy, Nasser Bourita, indicated that the High Level Meeting (RHN) between Morocco and Spain is scheduled for early 2023. , whereas it had previously been announced for the end of 2022 (November or December).

The Minister also specified that this meeting will be a ” important moment of the new phase of relations between Rabat and Madrid triggered after discussions between King Mohammed VI and the President of the Spanish government, Pedro Sanchez, last April.

From the United States, where he is making an official visit, the Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs, José Manuel Albares, was questioned by the press on this subject.

“The words he said are words I could say perfectly and it shows the excellent state of our relationship and the excellent harmony”he commented.

And to add: Now, all that remains is to agree, by mutual agreement, on the exact date (of the High-Level Meeting) so that it fits into international agendas heavily loaded by the international situation.“.

Albares, in this sense, underlined that “the fact that it has been seven years without a meeting of this level being held shows the importance of what is going to happen”.

The meeting requires a lot of preparation as it involves the mobilization of many ministers from both countries, Albares observed, noting that “all the points of the Hispano-Moroccan declaration (of April 7) are being fulfilled”.

This NHN is “ a new stage in the Hispano-Moroccan friendship and in this mutually beneficial relationship”he insisted.

Same story with Nasser Bourita, who affirmed that the high-level meeting will constitute “an important moment which will reflect this positive state of mind, this state of mind oriented towards the respect of the commitments which today drive the Moroccan-Spanish relationship”.

Note that the Morocco-Spain high-level meeting will be the 12th of its kind. The most recent was held on June 5, 2015 in Madrid, with Mariano Rajoy as Prime Minister.

The NHN formula, we recall, was created in 1993 under the presidency of Felipe González.

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