The 4th Forum of the Arab-Turkish cooperation opened on Wednesday in Rabat aimed at boosting economic cooperation between Arab countries and Turkey and examining ways to establish a convergence of positions on regional and international issues.
It is also intended as a platform to strengthen cooperation between the two parties in the political, security, economic, cultural, educational, scientific and social fields.
It is being chaired by Taib Fassi Fihri and Ahmet Davutoglu, foreign ministers of Morocco and Turkey respectively and the Secretary General of the League of Arab States, Nabil al-Arabi.
The meeting, organized under the theme, “For a comprehensive and lasting partnership,” has as participants Arab Ministers of Foreign Affairs, with the exception of their Syrian counterpart.
The Arab-Turkish Cooperation Forum was established in November 2007 in Istanbul, Turkey.
On the sidelines of the Forum, the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Arab League will hold a meeting on the situation in Syria.
Turkey will not be part of that meeting since it is not a member of the pan-Arab organization