Abbas El Fassi, the Moroccan prime minister and general secretary of the Istiqlal Party, says his country appreciates its mutual cooperation and close ties with China.
Morocco and China have witnessed frequent exchanges after Morocco achieved independence and the two countries understand and support each other in the international arena, Fassi said during Thursday's meeting with a delegation of the Communist Party of China.
Morocco once supported China to restore its lawful seat in the United Nations, he said.
The CPC has attached importance to developing relations with the Istiqlal Party and sends delegations to Morocco every year, which is appreciated by his party, Fassi said.
The prime minister also expressed condolences to the CPC, the Chinese government and people for the loss of lives and property caused by the 7.1-magnitude earthquake that struck Yushu County in northwest China's Qinghai Province.
Chen Jianguo, head of the Chinese delegation and member of the Central Committee of the CPC, said that in recent years the mutually beneficial cooperation between China and Morocco has yielded fruitful results in various fields.
The cooperation not only benefits the two peoples but also helps to promote the development of China-Africa and China-Arab relations, said Chen, who is also secretary of the CPC's regional committee of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region in northwest China.
The CPC wishes to further deepen exchanges and cooperation with Morocco's political parties, including the Istiqlal Party, based on the four principles on the relations among political parties, and continuously promote the development of relations between the two countries, he said.