The Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Living Abroad, Nasser Bourita, held talks, Monday in Rabat, with the President of the Morocco-European Union (EU) Joint Parliamentary Committee, on the Moroccan side , Lahcen Haddad.
This meeting was an opportunity to coordinate, exchange views and agree on joint actions between official and parallel diplomacy, Lahcen Haddad told the press at the end of these talks.
This meeting made it possible to examine and coordinate action at the level of the European Parliament with a view to a fruitful Morocco-EU partnership at the level of this institution “open and including various political and ideological currents”, he continued. .
The joint committee, which brings together different political sensitivities represented in the two Chambers of the Moroccan Parliament, offers the opportunity to interact with the groups of the European Parliament in order to present the Kingdom’s point of view on a number of issues, said Lahcen. Haddad.
It is also a question of examining the various aspects of partnership around vital issues and of great strategic importance for the Kingdom and the EU, he said, adding that the success of Moroccan diplomacy, under the leadership of the King Mohammed VI, is a source of strength to move forward.
Lahcen Haddad emphasized the new momentum of the Morocco-EU partnership at the parliamentary level “because there is a new restructuring (…) and new members, on the Moroccan side, who are well experienced and ready to assume a role of parallel diplomacy”.
“There is a new impetus and a new strategy, traced by King Mohammed VI, in relation to the Morocco-EU partnership which must be as political as economic”, he argued.
The Morocco-European Union (EU) joint parliamentary committee recently held a series of meetings at the level of the European Parliament in Strasbourg (08-10 March) and in Brussels (15-17 March) in order to deepen consultations and discussions with the European part.