The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of the Kingdom of Morocco entered into the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Consultations and Cooperation.
The MoU was signed by Foreign Secretary Shanker Das Bairagi and Mohamed Maliki, Ambassador of Morocco to Nepal on behalf of the Governments of Nepal and Morocco respectively at a ceremony held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singhdurbar this afternoon. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Krishna Bahadur Mahara witnessed the ceremony.
Speaking at the program, Foreign Secretary Bairagi highlighted the importance of the consultation mechanism in exploring the ways and means for further expanding and consolidating the bilateral relations and cooperation. He also said that the consultations between the two countries on matters of mutual interest would help enhance bilateral engagement in various fields.
Speaking at the ceremony, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco to Nepal, Mohamed Maliki expressed satisfaction over the state of bilateral relations ever since the two countries established diplomatic ties in 1975. He expressed the hope that the MoU would be useful in enhancing future cooperation between the two countries.
The MoU establishes a consultation mechanism at the level of Foreign Secretary or Director General to be convened annually in Nepal and Morocco alternatively to facilitate exchange of visits as well as to conduct consultations between the two countries in all areas of mutual interest.
Senior officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal, Deputy Chief of Mission of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco based in New Delhi and Morocco's Honorary Consul General Bashanta Kumar Chaudhary were also present during the ceremony.