23:18 GMT28 February 2021
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    Negotiations between Moscow and Rabat on free trade zone are at the final stage, Moroccan Minister of Foreign Trade Mohammed Abbou said.

    CASABLANCA (Sputnik) — "Currently, a joint Russian-Moroccan committee is preparing to launch the process. A body, specially created for this purpose, is analyzing the issue. Only discussion and agreement on final moments is left," Abbou told RIA Novosti in an interview.

    Russian market is of high priority for Morocco, the minister added, stressing that relations between Moscow and Rabat are special on every level, and the two countries are striving for enhancing cooperation.

    Morocco is one of Russia's leading trade partners in Africa. A number of bilateral intergovernmental committees work on cooperation between the two states, including economic, military and technical commissions.


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