Moscow - Relations between Morocco and Russia have always been driven by the spirit of dialogue on issues of shared interest, said, on Thursday in Moscow, foreign affairs minister Salaheddine Mezouar.
The minister, who was talking at a joint press conference with Russian peer Sreguei Lavrov, said that the Moroccan-Russian ties have witnessed recently a positive revolution since Morocco have become the top trade partner of Russia in Africa and in the Arab world, adding that the two countries are driven by the same will to further their ties.
Mezouar met with Lavrov to whom he handed a message from HM King Mohammed VI to Russian president Vladimir Putin which is part of the relations of mutual respect between the two leaders and confirms the common will to bolster bilateral ties and deepen partnership and political consultations.
The strategic partnership agreement between the two parties is a real road map for the exceptional relations between Morocco and Russia, said Mezouar, who hoped that these bonds would get stronger at all levels mainly concerning tourism and trade exchanges.
He added that Morocco is an open gateway to Africa where it ranks second in terms of investment.