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Monday 19 January 2015

Morocco, EU Hold Talks On Facilitation Of Visa-Granting Procedure

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Morocco, EU Hold Talks On Facilitation Of Visa-Granting Procedure

Morocco and the EU held, on Monday in Brussels, new talks to conclude an agreement on the facilitation of visa-granting procedure for Moroccan nationals traveling to Europe.

The meeting comes a year after the Council of Europe okayed the conclusion of an agreement on the facilitation of visa-granting procedure for Moroccan nationals in order to ensure a more fluid movement between the Union and Morocco.

The signature in June 2013 of a Partnership for Mobility between Morocco and the EU enabled the parties to start talks on such an agreement.

The agreement will involve in the beginning students, researchers and businessmen in prospect of future visa liberalization.  

Former head of European Commission José Manuel Barroso had said that the EU cannot but support the evolution towards a full free movement for Moroccan citizens.

MAP 20 January 2015