Mr. Akhannouch: Morocco will work to strengthen the strategic partnership with the European Union


Morocco will work to strengthen the strategic partnership with the European Union, Head of Government Aziz Akhannouch said Wednesday in Rabat.

"We will work seriously to strengthen these relations, to which His Majesty King Mohammed VI attaches particular importance," Mr. Akhannouch said during a joint press meeting with the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, following their talks, stressing that Morocco seeks to advance its partnership with the European Union through the establishment of major projects in the future. He added that the Kingdom and the European Union, which share a common future, share the same views, noting that his talks with Ms. von der Leyen formed An occasion to review the important projects launched under the leadership of His Majesty King Mohammed VI and in which social protection is a priority.

In this regard, Mr. Akhannouch said that he explained to the European official the importance that these workshops attached to Moroccans, especially in light of the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. The head of government also noted that this meeting was an opportunity to discuss other priority issues such as green energy, digital transition, investment, economic recovery, and the promotion of culture. For her part, von der Leyen reiterated the EU's will to continue deepening the "strategic, close and solid" partnership with Morocco.

The talks between Mr. Akhannouch and Ms. Von der Leyen took place, in the presence of, in particular, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates, Mr. Nasser Bourita, and  Ms. Patricia Pilar Llombart Cussac, Ambassador of the European Union to Morocco