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Bogotá: Parliamentary cooperation between Morocco and Colombia

The Moroccan ambassador to Colombia, Farida Loudaya, was received Monday at the Colombian Congress headquarters in Bogotá by the new Speaker of the House of Representatives of the South American country, Carlos Alberto Cuenca, newly elected for the period 2019-2020.

On the occasion of the meeting between Farida Loudaya and Carlos Alberto Cuenca, both sides welcomed the excellent relations between Morocco and Colombia, while expressing their wish to continue the positive dynamic that characterizes interparliamentary cooperation. In this regard, they stressed the importance of consolidating dialogue and continuous exchange on various issues of common interest between the legislative bodies of the two countries.

In this regard, the President of the Colombian House of Representatives, from the Cambio Radical Party (Radical Change), has expressed his firm will to reactivate and expand the parliamentary friendship group Colombia-Morocco in the framework of this new legislature and this, with a view to intensifying interparliamentary coordination.

Mr. Cuenca, one of the signatories of the resolution adopted on December 5, 2018 by the Colombian Congress supporting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Morocco, also took this opportunity to reiterate his full support for the supreme interests of Morocco, while expressing his deep admiration for the many reforms and great achievements accomplished in Morocco in various fields under the reign of His Majesty King Mohammed VI.

Ms. Loudaya also had an interview with the new Chair of the House of Representatives’ Committee on External Relations, Jaime Felipe Lozada Polanco, during which the two parties stressed the importance of continuing cooperation of parliamentary institution in the framework of building and strengthening the relations of cooperation and friendship between Morocco and Colombia.

Mr. Lozada also expressed the willingness of the Colombian Congress Lower House Committee to work towards the strengthening of bilateral relations in all areas of common interest, highlighting the great potential of economic cooperation to explore in strategic sectors such as trade, agriculture and tourism. This meeting was also an opportunity to discuss the latest developments in the national cause. In this regard, Mr. Lozada expressed his full support and that of the other members of the Commission for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Kingdom.

It should be recalled that in the context of the annual renewal of the presidency of the Colombian Congress, on 20 July, the new presidents of the Senate and the House of Representatives and the presidents of the various commissions were elected.

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