H.E. Chafik Rachadi, center, Morocco’s Ambassador to Korea, presents an appreciation plaque to PLC CEO Kim So-yeon, left, regarding COVID-19 cooperation at the Morocco Embassy in Seoul. Photo courtesy of Morocco Embassy

H.E. Chafik Rachadi vies to boost Morocco’s friendship with Korea

For Koreans, the number 60 means something as the country celebrates anyone who reaches his 60th birthday to accomplish a big 60-year cycle based on the lunar calendar.

If that applies to the relationship between two countries, Korea will be required to have a big party next year with Morocco _ the two established diplomatic ties in July 1962.

And H.E. Chafik Rachadi, Morocco’s Ambassador to Korea, said that the two would enjoy a long and stable relationship in a message timed with the July 31 Throne Day, the 22nd anniversary of King Mohammed VI’s enthronement.

“These mutually beneficial bilateral relations and cooperation have accelerated over the past decade in economic, political, and cultural aspects,” he said in a speech.

“Over the years, the traditional friendship between the Kingdom of Morocco and the Republic of Korea has expanded and flourished into thriving, mutually beneficial bilateral relations.”

Rachadi noted that even the virus pandemic failed to hurt the two nations’ healthy collaboration based on a constructive dialogue on issues of mutual interest.

Despite the geographical distance, the diplomat added that Korea and Morocco share many things in common.

“Despite being situated on different continents, we share similar histories and values. We are friends and good partners; we respect, help, and support each other,” he said.

“As an ambassador, I am working tirelessly to improve the bilateral relations between our two nations and for enhancing our partnership to a higher level to the benefit of both countries and peoples.”

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