The long-awaited high-level meeting between Spain and Morocco is scheduled for the end of January or the beginning of February, as announced on Thursday by the foreign ministers of both countries, José Manuel Albares and Nasser Bourita, in Barcelona.
Both held a working breakfast to review how to implement the roadmap reached as a result of the meeting on April 7 in Rabat between the Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, and King Mohamed VI, according to Europa Press reports.
Albaris stressed that “the plan is being carried out point by point” and pointed out that the summit foreseen in the declaration signed by Sánchez and King Mohamed VI could be held “at the end of January or the beginning of February”. To do this, schedules are arranged so that they happen “as soon as possible”.
Bourita also placed the summit on that time horizon, the first between the two countries since 2015. In fact, the Moroccan minister went further and indicated that “the last week of January or the first of February” is being considered.
Likewise, Bourita congratulated himself on his first visit to Spain in three years, and once again reiterated Morocco’s commitment to comply with all the points of the joint declaration, among which are the reopening of customs in Melilla and the establishment of a new one in Ceuta. On this issue, Albaris pointed out that the plan on this matter remains in the same order until the date of the high-level meeting.