BEIJING, July 10 (Xinhua) -- Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi held talks with Morocco's Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Nasser Bourita in Beijing Tuesday.
Wang said this year marks the 60th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral diplomatic ties, and relations between the two countries have become increasingly mature.
Since the establishment of the strategic partnership between China and Morocco in 2016, bilateral cooperation in various fields has been developing at an accelerated pace with remarkable results and constant highlights, Wang said.
As the partnership moves toward the next phase, Wang suggested that both sides should deepen economic and trade investment cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative framework, closely communicate at various levels and in multiple fields, jointly hold the China-Arab States Cooperation Forum (CASCF), prepare for the Beijing summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) scheduled to be held in September, pushing bilateral ties to a new level.
President Xi Jinping announced at the opening ceremony of the eighth ministerial meeting of the CASCF Tuesday that China and Arab countries have agreed to establish a future-oriented strategic partnership of comprehensive cooperation and common development, said Bourita, who is in Beijing to attend the meeting, stressing that Morocco fully supports this.
Morocco is ready to deepen cooperation with China in the construction in association with the Belt and Road Initiative and strengthen coordination under the mechanisms of the CASCF and FOCAC, Bourita said.
He said Morocco supports China in achieving complete national reunification and supports its efforts to safeguard its core interests, including maritime rights protection.