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Towards a new impetus of Moroccan-Japanese relations

The chairman of the Japan-Morocco Parliamentary Friendship Association, Hirofumi Nakasone said Monday in Rabat, that the business climate in Morocco is stimulating and encourages Japanese companies to invest in the Kingdom.

In talks with the first vice-president of the House of Councilors, Abdessamad Kayouh, Nakasone, former foreign minister, highlighted the economic progress that Morocco is experiencing, particularly in renewable energies.

According to a statement from the Chamber of Advisers, the Japanese official, who is visiting Morocco at the head of a parliamentary delegation, pleaded for the strengthening of parliamentary cooperation through concrete programs designed to raise bilateral relations to expectations of the two friendly countries and peoples, praising the depth of the solid historical ties between the Royal Family of Morocco and the Japanese Imperial Family.

For his part, Kayouh expressed the wish to see this visit give a new impetus to the Moroccan-Japanese relations based on friendship, mutual esteem, constructive cooperation and active solidarity and drawing strength from the remarkable and indestructible links between King Mohammed VI and the Emperor of Japan.

Kayouh also highlighted the important economic presence of Japan in Morocco and at the regional and international levels, as well as the opportunities offered by the geo-strategic position of the two countries in terms of consolidation and optimization of their partnership, to serve their common interests.

He also exposed the particularity of the experience and composition of the House of Councilors under the new Kingdom Constitution, calling for the strengthening of parliamentary institutional cooperation through concrete projects, visions and programs of action in exchange of experiences, the sharing of expertise and the intensification of coordination and consultation within the various regional and international parliamentary forums.

Similarly, Kayouh expressed the House of Councilors’ consideration for Japan’s unwavering stance on the question of the Moroccan Sahara and its support for the Kingdom’s efforts to reach a definitive, peaceful and just solution to the artificial conflict around the southern provinces within the framework of the national sovereignty and the territorial integrity of Morocco.

For his part, the third vice-president of the Chamber, Hamid Kouskous, reviewed the political, economic and human rights dynamics that Morocco is experiencing under the enlightened leadership of Mohammed VI and that allowed to lay the foundations for its development and consolidate its stability.

He also stressed Morocco’s central role in the region, through its efforts to fight terrorism, extremism, organized crime, illegal immigration and climate change.

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