France remains committed to further develop friendly and cooperative relations with Morocco, said the French Ambassador in Rabat, Hélène Le Gal.
On Friday, the Ambassador Le Gal emphasized during her meeting with the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Habib El Malki, the “strong” human ties uniting the two countries. These ties are reflected, for example, by the repatriation operations in both directions of several people stranded because of the Covid-19 pandemic, said a statement of the House of Representatives.
The unique situation arising from this pandemic opens new opportunities for strengthening cooperation between the two countries in particular, and between Morocco and the European Union in general. This is thanks to the assets enjoyed by the Kingdom and in view of its vital geo-strategic situation. “Our relations with Morocco will grow significantly in the next stage,” she said.
Praising Morocco’s efforts to maintain security and stability in Libya and Mali, the French official stressed the importance of consolidating parliamentary cooperation between the two countries’ legislative institutions.
For his part, El Malki noted that the diplomacy of the Kingdom of Morocco, under the wise leadership of King Mohammed VI, aims to restore peace and stability in North Africa and the Sahel region and is keen to promote dialogue to resolve disputes.
The President welcomed the level of consultation and cooperation between the House of Representatives and the French National Assembly, and welcomed the outcome of the “institutional twinning project between the two institutions”. This project has enabled the exchange of experiences and expertise in important areas relating to parliamentary action and called for further efforts to consolidate cooperation between the two legislative institutions.