2007 News Story

King Abdullah and King Mohamed of Morocco issue joint communiqué

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz and King Mohamed VI of Morocco issued a joint communiqué yesterday at the conclusion of King Abdullah’s official visit to Morocco.

In the communiqué, the two leaders affirmed their determination to boost ties between Saudi Arabia and Morocco. They agreed to promote joint cooperation in the areas of investment, commerce and development, and to remove obstacles that might hinder the flow of goods and services. They also highlighted the importance of enhancing cooperation in education, culture, the sciences and tourism.

The two countries reaffirmed their support for the Arab Peace Initiative as the means to bring a just and comprehensive resolution to the Arab-Israeli conflict. They urged the international community to respect the democratic choices of the Palestinian people and support the national unity government there.

Concerning Iraq, King Abdullah and King Mohamed stressed the importance of Iraq’s unity, sovereignty and independence. They expressed support for the regional and international efforts to promote national reconciliation in Iraq.

On other issues, the two kings called for national reconciliation in Lebanon and an end to the bloodshed in Somalia. They also expressed support for the Sudanese government’s efforts to bring stability to Darfur. In addition, they underscored the importance of a Middle East free of weapons of mass destruction, and denounced terrorism in all its forms.