At the invitation of Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Nasser Bourita, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Marija Pejčinović Burić paid an official visit to Morocco 7-9 February 2019.
It was the first visit of a Croatian foreign minister to Morocco in twenty years.
Pejčinović Burić met with Prime Minister Saadeddine El Othmani, Speaker of the House of Representatives Habib El Malki and Minister for National Defence Administration Abdellatif Loudiyi.
The officials discussed bilateral relations and exchanged views on current global and regional issues, as well as a common response to challenges such as terrorism, crime and illegal migration.
Three documents were signed: a memorandum of understanding on comprehensive long-term partnership between Croatia and Morocco, a memorandum of understanding on healthcare, and a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in tourism. Also signed was a framework intergovernmental agreement on defence cooperation.
The official Croatia delegation was accompanied by representatives of the Chamber of Economy and a number of Croatian companies, who discussed with Moroccan partners the prospects of advancing economic cooperation, notably in the areas of energy and defence.