Wellington - The Governor General of New Zealand, Dame Cindy Kiro, received on Wednesday, in Wellington, Mrs Wassane Zailachi, who presented her with her credentials as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of His Majesty the King to New Zealand, with residence in Canberra (Australia).
During this audience, which took place in the presence of representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of New Zealand, Dame Cindy Kiro instructed the Ambassador of Morocco to convey her best wishes to HM King Mohammed VI.
The Governor General underlined that her country highly appreciates the cooperative relations, particularly economic, with Morocco, one of the largest regional sources of imports for New Zealand.
The two countries maintain warm relations that continue to develop and deepen, indicated the Governor General, recalling that the signing of two Memorandums of Understanding in 2018 represents a crucial step for the progress and strengthening of relations between Rabat and Wellington.
Dame Cindy Kiro, on the other hand, highlighted the common commitment of the two countries for international security, noting that as a founding country of the Global Forum for the Fight against Terrorism "GCTF", New Zealand values efforts made by Morocco as a key player in the fight against terrorism.
The New Zealand official did not fail to salute Morocco's attachment to democratic values and the promotion of the role of women in the economy and within society in general.
For her part, Ms. Zailachi expressed her determination to work to elevate bilateral relations to a new level, further strengthening political ties and expanding economic and cultural exchanges between the two countries to enable them reach their full potential.
The Moroccan diplomat presented to the Governor General of New Zealand the assets of Morocco, which make the Kingdom a partner of choice on the African continent.
She also highlighted Morocco's ambition to pursue its development momentum centered on the human element, within the framework of the New Development Model.