Although the European Parliament has affirmed its desire to consolidate relations with Morocco, the latter must assume responsibility for the amendments and draft resolutions accusing the Kingdom in several cases, said the president of the Morocco-Union Joint Parliamentary Committee European, Lahcen Haddad.
The Morocco-European Union Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) held on Wednesday, on the Moroccan side, a meeting with the ad hoc thematic committee responsible for reassessing relations with the European Parliament. This meeting was also chaired by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rachid Talbi Alami.
This meeting was particularly dedicated to the presentation, to the CPM, of the evaluation work of certain problems inherent in the partnership with the European side as well as the recommendations formulated by the Thematic Commission, affirmed the chairman of the Morocco-EU Joint Parliamentary Commission, Lahcen Haddad.
To put us in context, Haddad recalled the letter that was sent by the President of the European Parliament, Roberta Metsola, expressing the will of this Parliament to strengthen relations with Morocco. In response, he continues in a statement to MoroccoLatestNews, the two presidents of the two Moroccan Chambers notably sent a letter affirming their wish to consolidate these relations, “ but there must be facts on the ground“.
” We cannot speak of reinforcement when there are continuous attacks against Morocco, like the one last week, and which are unfounded“, adds the head of the CPM, noting that there has been no evidence implicating Morocco in the files of corruption, Pegasus and interference.
Haddad points out: “ It is believed that there is a group of MEPs who have taken the EP hostage. Therefore, the European Parliament must assume its responsibilities, if it wants to have a partnership relationship with the Moroccan side. We cannot always cite Morocco without proof and at the same time say that we want to strengthen the partnership“.
For the president of the JPC, this parliament must also structure the European part of the Commission. ” There has been the appointment of the new president and we are very pleased about that, that is a good thing, but we have to invite all the parties to come together to examine and talk about quite a few subjects of interest and also to review the role of this CPM. We must discuss the issues that interest us“, clarified our interlocutor.
Let us recall that last February, the Moroccan Parliament created this commission made up of representatives of the two Chambers in order to reassess relations with the European Parliament because of the position taken by the latter with regard to Morocco