The Mauritanian president, Mohamed Ould Cheikh El Ghazouani, Holds a phone call with the Moroccan King, Mohamed VI, on Friday. The phone discussions focused on regional and international developments; both parties agreed to exchange visits at the end of their conversation.
These discussions occurred in the light of the escalation in the Sahara issue, following the shutdown of the ‘’Guerguerat’’ border crossing between Mauritania and Morocco by the Polisario front, before the intervention of the Moroccan Army that secured the crossing.
According to a telegram published by the Mauritanian Agency of Information( official), the Mauritanian president received a phone call from the Moroccan monarch, in which they discussed the’’ long-standing’’ and strong bilateral relations and the means and ways to strengthen them ‘’to serve the mutual benefits of both populations and the all Arab Maghreb’’.
The same source pointed out that the discussions also included ‘’the latest regional and international developments of common interest’’, according to the telegram.
The telegram added that both leaders exchanged visit invitations at the end of the phone call and agreed to do so, leaving the date of the two visits ‘’ to be determined by the usual diplomatic means’’.
‘’ the two leaders expressed their great satisfaction about the rapid development in the course of the bilateral cooperation’’, according to a communique by the Moroccan royal court.
The communique added that both men expressed ‘’ their real interest in reinforcing and developing the process of cooperation to allow for the deepening of such cooperation between the two neighboring states and extending its horizons and diversifying its fields’’.