Rabat – Congolese ambassador (Congo Brazzaville) to Morocco Jean-Claude Gakosso has recently handed King Mohammed VI an invitation letter from President Denis Sassou Nguesso. The letter is an invitation extended to the Moroccan monarch to take part in a conference to be held on April 25 in the Congolese capital city.The Blue Funds conference seeks to mobilize funds and other resources to help maintain and preserve the ecological riches and uniqueness of the Congo Basin. According to reports, King Mohamed VI has been invited as the conference’s special guest. This special move is a recognition of Morocco’s tireless efforts—King Mohammed is said to be the Congo Basin initiative’s most important international supporter—in helping and furthering the visions and aspirations of the initiative.Speaking to the press on the significance of Morocco’s contribution to the materialization of the project’s ambitions, Congo’s ambassador Jean-Claude Gakosso said that Morocco has been present and indispensable since the beginning of the project in March 2017. He explained that the initiative of salvaging and sustaining the ecological diversity and riches of the Congo Basin was launched during the UN-sponsored COP 22 climate change conference in Marrakech. “Morocco has been playing a central role in terms of giving more international resonance to this project,” Mr. Gakosso said.Morocco’s foreign minister Nasser Bourita welcomed the invitation on behalf of Moroccan authorities. Also speaking to the press on Morocco-Congo bilateral relations, Mr. Bourita stressed Morocco’s desire to reinforce its relationships with all “fellow Africans.”Mr. Bourita spoke of “sincere friendship” and necessary “solidarity” to face the numerous challenges of “common African ambitions.” Bourita reminded the pres that the two countries share historical ties and enjoy “very old relations.” He added that the bilateral ties between the two countries are based on an “unwavering solidarity in times of hardship” and a common desire to strengthen existing relations.Bourita concluded, the two countries’ foreign affairs ministers have a special and solemn obligation to bring their nations closer together, thus boosting and upholding the friendship and “fraternity” that have always characterized their relationships.