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King Mohammed VI receives PM Béji Caïd Essebsi

Published the:  16/03/2011

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March 16, 2011 - TAP - King Mohammed VI of Morocco received, on Wednesday afternoon, in Rabat Royal Palace, interim Prime Minister Béji Caïd Essebsi.
The prime minister presented, during the talk, an account on progress of the situation in Tunisia, as well as on reforms carried out by the government to involve all components of the Tunisian people in the process of development and democratization.
According to a communiqué released by the Moroccan royal cabinet and reported by Moroccan MAP news agency, the talk provided the occasion for King Mohammed VI to express "his determination in favor of consensus among the different lively forces in Tunisia on the path of dialogue for the materialization of the Tunisian people's aspirations to well-being, stability, progress and prosperity, and promotion of the role played by Tunisia within its Maghrebi and regional environment."
Besides, the Moroccan sovereign underscored the imperative to lay down the foundations of the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU) as an irreversible strategic choice of integration and complementarity, as well as mechanism of co-operation and solidarity between the five members of the Union.
For his part, Mr. Béji Caïd Essebsi commended contents of the speech delivered by King Mohammed VI on March 9, in which he had announced reform initiatives aimed to establish a developed and modern Moroccan societal project.
He also voiced Tunisia's gratitude to Morocco's King for the humanitarian aid provided to Tunisia to help it face up the massive flow of refugees across the Tunisian-Libyan border, following the events in Libya.
The meeting, which was attended by the Moroccan Premier Abbas el Fassi and the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Radhouane Nouisser, provided the opportunity to voice satisfaction at the privileged level reached by bilateral relations and to reassert joint will to further energize them.