RABAT, July 18 (KUNA) -- Spain has reaffirmed backing to ongoing efforts within the UN framework to find a just and lasting political solution to the Western Sahara conflict.
The position was expressed in a joint Moroccan-Spanish statement released here on Thursday at the end of the three-day state visit by King Juan Carlos I, of Spain, to Morocco.
The statement emphasized that Spain and Morocco should share the same views on issues of mutual interest, primarily the Middle East, Syria, Egypt and Sahel region.
It highly commended the excellent bilateral relations in all areas, as well as the strengthening of exchanges at all levels between Morocco and Spain, and encouraged their governments to stay on this track to further this new model of good neighborliness between the two kingdoms.
During the Spanish king's visit, both sides determined a host of new projects for cooperation in educational, university and scientific areas within the framework of fresh technological partnerships.
Spain also reiterated support for Morocco's efforts to promote and reinforce cooperation with the European Union (EU), according to the statement. (end) adt.mt KUNA 182243 Jul 13NNNN