Morocco, Spain sign economic deals during royal visit

Morocco, Spain sign economic deals during royal visit
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Spain´s King Felipe VI (L) and Morocco's King Mohamed VI (R) meet in Rabat on February 13, 2019. (AFP)
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King Felipe IV of Spain (L) and Queen Letizia arrive at the mausoleum of Mohammed V in Morocco's capital Rabat, on February 14, 2019, during an official visit. (AFP)
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Spain´s King Felipe VI (L) is accompanied by Morocco's King Mohamed VI (R) upon his arrival at Rabat's Sale airport on February 13, 2019. (AFP)
Updated 14 February 2019

Morocco, Spain sign economic deals during royal visit

Morocco, Spain sign economic deals during royal visit
  • The couple, guests of King Mohammed VI, arrived late Wednesday afternoon at Rabat airport
  • Moroccan authorities said the two kings would use the visit to sign bilateral agreements

RABAT: Morocco and Spain have signed agreements about the fight against crime, energy, trade and other partnerships during a visit of King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia to Rabat.
The Spanish royals are visiting Morocco for the second time since Felipe's ascension to the throne in 2014.
The two countries also launched an economic council to further reinforce cooperation and agreed to facilitate trade and passenger flows at the Strait of Gibraltar.
Spain is Morocco's top trade partner and the two countries share close diplomatic ties, with a strong interest on security issues and migration.
The couple will fly back to Spain on Thursday night after a dinner ceremony hosted by Moroccan King Mohammed VI.