Sisi invites Moroccan king to visit Egypt: Rabat

Invitation comes ahead of bilateral talks.

Sisi invites Moroccan king to visit Egypt: Rabat
World Bulletin / News Desk
 
 Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has invited King Mohammed VI of Morocco to visit Egypt, while the latter urged his government to prepare for the next session of Morocco-Egypt bilateral talks, Morocco's royal court said on Friday.

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry delivered a message from al-Sisi to the Moroccan monarch on Friday inviting him to visit Egypt, the court said in a statement.

King Mohammed VI met Shoukry in the central city of Fes, during which the latter delivered a message of "fraternity and friendship" from the Egyptian president.

The two countries agreed on the need to develop bilateral relations "and give fresh impetus to cooperation… in light of the recent reactivation of the [Egyptian-Moroccan] Joint Supreme Committee," the court asserted.

The Moroccan king has instructed his government to prepare for the committee's next session, particularly through the development of joint work programs and partnership agreements.

Last month, diplomatic relations soured after two Moroccan state television channels described al-Sisi as a "coup leader" while referring to ousted leader Mohamed Morsi as Egypt's "legitimate president."

It was the first time for Moroccan state media to describe Morsi's 2013 ouster by the military as a "coup."

Diplomats from both countries have offered different reasons for the seeming change in Morocco's tone vis-à-vis the Egyptian leadership.

 

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