Rabat – The city of Rabat convened Dutch Foreign Affairs Minister Stef Blok and Moroccan officials, including Head of Government Saad Eddine El Othmani. During the meeting, both Morocco and Netherlands expressed their willingness to bolster bilateral ties and cooperation on Friday.Having arrived in Morocco for a working visit, Blok voiced his country’s interest in growing partnerships between the two countries, including the Morocco-EU fisheries deal.A statement from the Moroccan cabinet noted that El Othmani and Blok reviewed various aspects of the bilateral ties and commended the quality of friendship linking the two countries. The officials have also discussed means to strengthen Moroccan-Dutch cooperation in different fields, to encourage fruitful partnership between the two countries. El Othmani also introduced Morocco’s potential and investment assets available, owing to Morocco’s business strategy The statement added that cultural exchange talks were also part of the meeting agenda.Maghreb Arab Press reported that the Dutch minister also met with Morocco’s Minister of Justice, with whom he held talks on ways to reinforce cooperation on justice. Blok also expressed Netherlands interest in reinforcing ties in the fields of justice, fight against terrorism and crime-related issues.Moroccan Foreign Affairs Minister Nasser Bourita also received Blok in a meeting. The Dutch Minister emphasized that Morocco is a close and significant partner of the Netherlands in different fields, such as emigration and the fight against terrorism.The list of issues addressed by the Dutch and Moroccan officials included business, agriculture, climate change, sustainable energy, transport, and logistics.