Morocco welcomes GCC invitation to join alliance

May 11, 2011

Morocco on Tuesday welcomed “with a great interest” the invitation by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to join the six-nation grouping.

“The Kingdom of Morocco welcomes with a great interest the invitation by the GCC, issued at their summit held on Tuesday in Riyadh to join the Council as well as the GCC’s request to open consultations with Morocco on this matter,” the foreign ministry said in a statement, carried by the Moroccan news agency.

“On this occasion, Morocco stresses the important and special brotherly relations with the Arab Gulf states and expresses satisfaction with the deep consultations and the effective solidarity with these countries.”

In the statement, the ministry said that Morocco at the same time reiterated “unwavering commitment to building the Arab Maghreb Union as a fundamental strategic choice.”

“Morocco also expresses its full readiness to engage in deep consultations with the GCC with a view to defining an optimal cooperation framework,” the statement said.



About the author

Born August 3, 1960 in Monastir, Tunisia
Media career:
  • ABC News (Tunisia)
  • Bahrain Tribune
  • Gulf News
  • Bahrain Television News
Teaching career:
  • Monastir (Tunisia)
  • University of Bahrain
  • MA  Mass Communications, University of Leicester
  • BA  in English & US literature and studies, University of Tunis

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