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Tuesday 6 March 2018

France, Morocco Determined to Boost Judiciary Field

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France, Morocco Determined to Boost Judiciary Field

France and Morocco reaffirmed, on Monday, their determination to boost their judiciary cooperation in civil and criminal matters, particularly in the field of counterterrorism, organized crime and drug traffickin

Under a declaration of intent signed in Paris by Nicole Belloubet, French Minister of Justice and Mohamed Aujjar, Minister of Justice, in the presence of Morocco's Ambassador to France Chakib Benmoussa, the two countries also intend to continue supporting the development of technical cooperation on priority issues for both countries.

Regarding the strengthening of judiciary cooperation, the two parties voiced their hope to continue sharing information on criminal phenomena and legal assistance tools, to strengthen the sharing of expertise and relevant legislation on seizure and the confiscation of criminal assets and to support the continuation of common activities relating to inheritance law and the guardianship system, such as those of the French-Moroccan civil joint advisory commission.

With regard to technical cooperation, they commit to carry out joint actions to modernize the justice system, develop cooperation programs and consolidate existing partnerships in the field of training magistrates, registry staff and law representatives, in consultation with the concerned institutions.

The two parties also intend to support the projects of bringing closer the French and Moroccan legal and judiciary professions, to participate together in the implementation of cooperation actions for third countries, particularly in Africa, in the field of training and to schedule a meeting for the French-Moroccan working group on legal cooperation in charge of preparing the biennial action plan for 2018-2019.

The two ministers welcomed the excellent quality of bilateral judiciary cooperation, which grew stronger with the Liaison Magistrates who provide indispensable assistance in the processing of requests for mutual assistance.

The two ministers welcomed in this regard the recent assignment of a new French liaison magistrate to Morocco.