Moroccan Foreign Minister to Meet With French Counterpart in Paris

Rabat – Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Salaheddine Mezouar, is expected to travel to France this week in what appears to be an attempt by Moroccan and French officials to ease the tension between Rabat and Paris. During his visit to the French capital, the Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation will meet his French counterpart Laurent Fabius.The visit of Morocco’s chief diplomat to France comes at a time the relations between the two countries are strained. Following the Charlie Hebdo attack and several other terrorist attacks, a number of French influential figures called for strengthening security cooperation with Morocco.Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy called for the restoration of relations between Morocco and France in the wake of the march held on January 11, which brought together more than 3.7 million people across France to denounce terrorism.The former tenant of the Elysee said that France must work on strengthening ties with foreign intelligence services, including the reinforcement of relations with Morocco. read more