60th Anniversary: Diplomatic Relations between Japan and Morocco
On June 19, 2016, Japan and Morocco celebrated the 60th anniversary of their diplomatic relationsJuly 20th, 2016
Minister Fumio Kishida, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, announced the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic bilateral relations between Japan and the Kingdom of Morocco.
After Morocco’s independence in 1956, new diplomatic ties were established between Morocco and Japan and therefore a new chapter in the relations between the two countries. Japan opened its Embassy in Rabat in 1961 and Morocco opened its Mission in Tokyo in 1965.
The 60th celebration of the diplomatic bilateral relations reaffirms their satisfaction over the constant development of the cooperative and friendly relations between them, their mutual determination to further strengthen the bilateral ties, especially, in the cultural, political and economic fields.
Many bilateral diplomatic projects have already taken shape between these two countries. They realized that strengthening economic ties is one of the keys for developing the overall bilateral relations and they decided to make further efforts to encourage investments and trade through delivering business information and dispatching business missions. Both sides also decided to cooperate in the area of protection and rehabilitation of cultural heritages.
The first visit ever made by a Moroccan monarch to Japan was on the eve of the 50th Anniversary of the diplomatic relations. His Majesty King Mohammed VI of the Kingdom of Morocco paid a state visit to Japan from November 27th to November 30th, 2005. This visit highlights a new chapter for the consistent relationship between Japan and The Kingdom of Morocco.
Mr. Kishida also revealed that Japan would like to strengthen the partnership in many other fields between the two countries.