Moroccan Parliament, OSCE Express Common will to Strengthen Bilateral Relations
The Moroccan parliament and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) expressed their common will to further strengthen cooperation.
This came in a meeting, held recently in Rabat, between speaker of the House of Representatives (lower house), Habib El Malki, and president of the Parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE, Christine Muttonen. During the meeting, El Malki hailed OSCE's action and role as a forum for inter-parliamentary dialogue in a context marked by conflicts in some regions, recalling that the Moroccan parliament, which has the status of "OSCE partner for cooperation," positively contributes to the work and activities of this body, said a statement by the lower house. He added that Morocco, which attaches great importance to security and stability, has established a proactive anti-terrorism strategy that has yielded positive results on the ground, noting that Morocco is always willing to share its experience with friendly countries in this area. El Malki also called for a complementary approach to tackle the issue of illegal immigration, which is behind armed conflicts and climate change. For her part, Muttonen stressed the need to strengthen cooperation ties with Morocco, with which Europe has a common history and similar challenges. She also praised the contributions of the Moroccan parliament as an "OSCE partner for cooperation", calling for increased participation of Moroccan delegations in OSCE meetings. Morocco, she said, has great experience in various areas that could benefit the members of this organization. -MAP-25/09/17