The Kingdom of Morocco and the Italian Republic signed, Wednesday in Rome, the action plan for the implementation of the multidimensional strategic partnership.
Through this Action Plan, Morocco and Italy reaffirm their will, expressed in the Joint Declaration signed on November 1, 2019 in Rabat, to place bilateral relations within the framework of a multidimensional strategic partnership, oriented towards the permanent dialogue and practical and mutually beneficial cooperation.
This action plan concerns mainly, but not exclusively, the areas of political and diplomatic dialogue, security and justice cooperation, as well as economic, energy and sustainable development cooperation.
It also covers cultural, academic, research and development cooperation and intercultural and interreligious dialogue, as well as cooperation in the field of migration and consular matters.
The Action Plan for the implementation of the Multidimensional Strategic Partnership between Morocco and Italy provides for the establishment of a Partnership Council and committees attached to it.
The Partnership Council is established at the level of Ministers of Foreign Affairs, and will meet annually and alternately in Rabat and Rome, in order to monitor and define the priority areas of cooperation and to establish recommendations, to assess the progress made over the past year, as well as to promote and strengthen cooperation for the following year. It can be open if necessary to the participation of other ministers.
The Committees are, for their part, constituted at the level of senior officials, who will meet to ensure the follow-up and implementation of the recommendations of the Partnership Council.
These are the committee responsible for political and diplomatic dialogue, the committee responsible for cooperation in the area of international peace and security, the committee responsible for cooperation in the area of justice, the committee responsible for economic, energy and sustainable development, the committee responsible for cultural and academic cooperation, in matters of research and development and intercultural and interreligious dialogue, the committee responsible for questions linked to migration and consular questions.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Living Abroad, Nasser Bourita, is on a working visit to Italy this Wednesday, July 5, at the invitation of his Italian counterpart, Antonio Tajani. This is Bourita’s first visit to Italy after the appointment, in October 2022, of Tajani as Vice-President of the Council of Ministers and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Italian Republic.