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Friday 9 February 2018

Morocco-EU Joint Parliamentary Committee Stresses Need to Counter All Attempts to Undermine Morocco-EU Partnership

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Morocco-EU Joint Parliamentary Committee Stresses Need to Counter All Attempts to Undermine Morocco-EU Partnership

The Morocco-EU Joint Parliamentary Committee, which met in Strasbourg, underlined the need to counter all attempts aimed at undermining the partnership between Morocco and the EU, said on Thursday its chairman Abderrahim Atmoune.

"During our meeting, we stressed that the trade relations between Morocco and the EU are very important and must therefore continue to grow stronger," said Atmoune in a statement to MAP at the end of the mid-term meeting, held in preparation for the annual meeting of the Morocco-EU Joint Parliamentary Committee scheduled next June in the European Parliament.

It also touched on the pressing need to "counter all attempts to undermine this exemplary relation between Morocco and Europe," he added.

The participants in this meeting monitored the work done in relation with the European Neighbourhood Policy, security issues, migration, human development, the fight against radicalism, economic and trade cooperation and the relation between the European Union and the African Union, Atmoune noted.

In this regard, the European members of the Joint Committee welcomed Morocco's decision to return to its African institutional family, he said, noting that thanks to its privileged status with the EU, the Kingdom is called upon to contribute to the promotion of a real strategic tripartite partnership with Africa, based on shared interests, shared values ​​and a common future.

-MAP-08/02/18