Morocco-European Countries Twining: Mid-term Results Are Promising (Lower House Speaker)
The mid-term results of the twinning project between the House of Representatives and the parliaments of some European countries are promising and show that cooperation is not only a written document but a concrete reality, said, Wednesday in Rabat, Speaker of the House of Representatives (lower house), Habib El Malki.
This two-year twinning project (2016-2018) has resulted in a number of actions which have supported the lower house in the exercise of its enhanced functions following the adoption of the 2011 Constitution, said El Malki at a seminar on the mid-term assessment of institutional twinning between the House of Representatives, the French National Assembly and the British House of Commons, as well as Belgium's House of Representatives, the German Bundestag and the Hellenic Parliament (Greece).
This twinning, which is part of parliamentary cooperation, has made it possible to upgrade the legislative mechanisms of the lower house, while respecting the sovereignty of parliamentary institutions, he said, noting that the experience and expertise of major democracies, such as France and Great Britain, will strengthen the professionalism and efficiency of parliamentary administration in a number of areas, including legislation, oversight of executive action and parliamentary diplomacy.
For his part, President of the French National Assembly, Claude Bartolone, said that this twinning is one of the many facets of close partnership and deep friendship binding Morocco and the European Union.
This institutional twinning has been successful and has resulted in several actions on the ground, he said, noting that, in all respects, this project has shown superior performance.
He also highlighted the long-standing and deep friendship between France and Morocco.
MAP 13 April 2017