Morocco Appoints Ambassador to Iran after 7 Years


Morocco has appointed an ambassador to Tehran in a sign of improvement in political relations between the two countries after almost seven years of estrangement.

In a ceremony in the Moroccan city of Casablanca on Thursday, King Mohammed VI named Hassan Hami as the North African country’s Ambassador to Tehran.

Hami had previously served as Morocco’s envoy to Azerbaijan.

Relations between Iran and Morocco were severed in 2009 following a series of disputes on regional issues. However, senior officials of the two countries have been in consultation and coordination with each other to take necessary steps to normalize ties.

Iran officially appointed Mohammad Taqi Moayyed, a career diplomat who had previously served in Tunisia, the Netherlands and Greece, as its new ambassador to Morocco. He submitted his credentials to Morocco’s King in January 2015.

Rabat opened diplomatic channels with Tehran last year. Morocco’s Foreign Minister Salaheddine Mezouar expressed his country’s determination in November to appoint an ambassador to Tehran.

IFP Media Wire
Reports and views published in the Media Wire section have been retrieved from other news agencies and websites, and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Iran Front Page (IFP) news website. The IFP may change the headlines of the reports in a bid to make them compatible with its own style of covering Iran News, and does not make any changes to the content. The source and URL of all reports and news stories are mentioned at the bottom of each article.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here