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Rashtrapati Bhavan : 29.07.2016

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the King and people of Morocco on the eve of the anniversary of His Majesty King Mohammed VI’s accession to the Throne (July 30, 2016).

In a message to His Majesty King Mohammed VI, the Kingdom of Morocco, the President has said, "On behalf of the Government, the people of India and on my own behalf, it is with pleasure that I convey warm greetings and felicitations on the anniversary of Your Majesty’s accession to the Throne.

It is a matter of satisfaction that the close relations between India and Morocco have witnessed significant expansion and growth. Your Majesty’s personal contribution to the strengthening of our bilateral cooperation is very much valued. India and Morocco share common views on various regional and global issues including on the need for reform of the United Nations Security Council.

India appreciated the participation of Your Majesty along with your Ministers in the Third India Africa Forum Summit held in October 2015 in New Delhi. We were happy that your Minister of Energy, Mining, Water and Environment participated in the Fourth India-Africa Hydrocarbon Conference held in New Delhi in January this year – which provided an opportunity for us to jointly focus on widening our cooperation in this key area of our common interest.

Vice-President of India, Shri Hamid Ansari has recently made an official visit to Morocco and held extensive discussions with esteemed leaders of Morocco on enhancing our bilateral cooperation.

I very much look forward Your Majesty to our work together towards further strengthening our fruitful partnership and the close bonds of friendship between our two Governments and peoples.

I take this opportunity, Your Majesty, to extend my best wishes for your good health and the continued progress and prosperity of the people of Morocco.”

This Press Release issued at 1310 hrs.