Morocco is positioning itself today as a model to follow and a leading country in the field of renewable energies, said Frank Pallone, chairman of the energy and trade commission in the US Congress.
In an interview with Habib El Malki, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Pallone said that the US parliamentary committee is interested in the Moroccan experience in the clean energy sector, while underlining the depth of historical relations between the two countries.
According to a statement from the first House of Parliament, the US official who is undertaking a visit to Morocco at the head of a delegation of the United States Congress has emphasized the leading role played by the Kingdom in the struggle against terrorism.
The members of the delegation in turn highlighted the interest of Washington in relations with Rabat, recalling the reforms initiated under the leadership of HM King Mohammed VI.
From this perspective, they praised the Moroccan experience in the key areas of religious field management, Imam coaching and the advancement of women’s conditions, as well as the Kingdom’s leadership at the continental level as a bridge to Africa.
The delegation composed of members of the Democratic and Republican parties, said that his visit to the Kingdom will give a new impetus to the cooperation between the legislative institutions of the two countries.
Mr. El Malki, for his part, spoke about Morocco’s efforts in areas related to the fight against terrorism and extremism as well as the service of peace and stability at the regional and global levels. In addition, he highlighted the reform projects undertaken for the consolidation of the democratic edifice, human rights, and the rule of law, as well as cultural and linguistic promotion, among others.
The visit of the US parliamentary delegation, he said, illustrates the excellence of bilateral relations, especially since it takes place in a national context marked by the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the accession of HM King Mohammed VI to the throne of his glorious ancestors.
In this regard, he recalled that the visit made in 2013 by the Sovereign to the United States was a turning point in the history of Moroccan-American relations, in that it helped to deepen bilateral strategic cooperation.
Noting the main foundations of the multidimensional strategic partnership between Morocco and the United States in security, political and cultural terms, Mr. El Malki noted the important role of HM the King, Amir Al-Mouminine, as guarantor of the free exercise of worship and the promotion of the Moroccan religious model marked by moderation and tolerance.
This meeting took place in the presence of the US Consul General in Morocco as interim, Jennifer Rasamimanana, the chairman of the Commission of productive sectors, Said Chbaatou, and the president of the commission of the infrastructures, Energy, Mines and the Environment in the House of Representatives, Said Tadlaoui.