King Mohammed VI of Morocco met with French president François Hollande for a luncheon on Tuesday at the Élysée Palace in the presence of members of the governments, friends of Morocco and France, and members of civil society, in a symbol of the strong and multifaceted ties between the two countries, said a statement by the Royal Office.
The two Heads of State expressed their mutual feelings of esteem and respect, which they said were the basis of the renewal of French-Moroccan partnerships in security, sustainable development, culture, and education.
They expressed their confidence in the vitality of this exceptional partnership, which maintains a strategic scope for the two countries bilaterally and also at the level of Euro-Mediterranean and African development, the statement said.
The President of the French Republic congratulated King Mohammed VI on his kingdom’s return to the African Union and welcomed Morocco’s strong initiatives towards the development of the continent.
King Mohammed VI thanked the French president for his personal commitment to French-Moroccan friendship and assured him of Morocco’s support in strengthening and deepening relations between the two countries, the statement said.