France Considers Morocco a “Major Partner” for Stability, Peace and Development

France considers Morocco as a “major partner for stability, peace, growth and development,” underlines the Final Declaration sanctioning the work of the 14th France-Morocco High Level Meeting held Thursday in Paris. “France considers Morocco, under the leadership of His Majesty the King at the regional and international level, as a major partner for stability, peace, growth and development in the region,” the Declaration reads.

In their Joint Declaration, the two governments also stressed their attachment to the European Union-Morocco relationship. On this occasion, France expressed its full willingness to work within the framework of the four areas of structural cooperation defined between Morocco and the EU at the Association Council of June 27, 2019, namely shared values, the economy and social cohesion, shared knowledge and security, as well as within the framework of the two fundamental horizontal areas of the environment and the fight against climate change, mobility and immigration.

With regard to the development of the African continent, the two Governments stressed their desire to deepen their joint efforts in Africa, with a view to promoting sustainable growth and stability on the continent. “The Africa-France 2020 Summit to be held in Bordeaux from 4 to 6 June 2020 will be an opportunity to give a new impetus to this end and to highlight the fruitful cooperation in the various sectors of the sustainable city, particularly in the areas of urban transport, water and electricity distribution”, they stressed. The two governments also noted the convergence of their respective efforts in the field of immigration, particularly in the framework of the Marrakech Pact and the Rabat Process. In this context, they reiterated their shared commitment to dynamic mobility, allowing a smooth and orderly movement of people, which is the only way to strengthen the bilateral relationship in its economic, cultural and human dimensions. They welcomed the quality of the exchanges within the framework of the Permanent Joint Migration Group set up at the last RHN and its various subcommittees for the rational and comprehensive management of immigration flows between France and Morocco. In this respect, they recalled the positive contribution of the communities of citizens of each state residing in the partner country to the strengthening of human ties between France and Morocco. The two parties also agreed to strengthen their security cooperation, particularly in the fight against terrorism and transnational organized crime in all its forms.

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