New Iran envoy to Morocco assumes duties after 6-year rift

The Moroccan Foreign Ministry said on Friday that Foreign Minister Salaheddine Mezouar had finalized Moayed's ambassadorship accreditation

RABAT (AA) - Mohammad Taqi Moayed, Iran's new ambassador to Rabat, has assumed his duties in the Moroccan capital after six years of severed diplomatic ties between the two countries.

The Moroccan Foreign Ministry, in a statement, said that Foreign Minister Salaheddine Mezouar had finalized Moayed's ambassadorship accreditation.

Mezouar, for his part, expressed readiness to cooperate with Moayed on "any new initiatives that aim at enhancing bilateral relations.

In 2009, Rabat cut ties with Tehran, whom it had accused of interfering in Morocco's religious affairs and undermining Sunni doctrine in the kingdom.

Local media reports had said that Mezouar and his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif agreed over a year ago to take steps to resume diplomatic relations, after Rabat invited Tehran to attend the Jerusalem Committee session which was held in Marrakech city.

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