Morocco Continues To Be Privileged Partner Of EU In North Africa, Hugues Mingarelli
Morocco continues to be a privileged partner of the EU in North Africa, said, Thursday in Rabat, Hugues Mingarelli, managing director of North Africa, the Middle East, the Arabian Peninsula, Iran and Iraq at the European External Action Service.
"Morocco is the first country with which we signed an agreement on the liberalization of agricultural trade; we began negotiating a full and comprehensive free trade and we signed a mobility partnership," he said at the opening session of the 8th session of the reinforced political dialogue between Morocco and the EU.
Mingarelli expressed, on this occasion, the "very strong commitment of the EU to moving forward in all these areas," stressing the need to "double efforts to make progress on these projects."
This sincere and open dialogue takes place in a delicate situation with all the threats posed to the region, he said, calling for strengthening the EU-Moroccan cooperation, mainly within the UN in order to address the issues which arise particularly in the Sahel, Libya, Mali and Iraq.
For his part, secretary general of the ministry of foreign affairs and cooperation, Nasser Bourita, said the eighth session is "an achievement of this relationship that we must preserve and nurture."
"Morocco and the EU, through this mechanism, have identified the scope of cooperation and coordination that is offered to us to strengthen joint actions in support of regional and international peace, security and stability," he said.MAP 26 June 2014
MAP 26 June 2014