King Mohammed VI receives EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Vice President of the European Commission (EC) Federica Mogherini, who makes a working visit to Morocco as part of strengthening strategic partnership between Morocco and the EU.
The audience granted to the head of European diplomacy was an opportunity to highlight the centrality of Morocco in the EU’s foreign policy, as well as the excellent relations between the two partners who are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year.
During the talks, the Vice-President underlined the deep commitment of the EU to the partnership with Morocco, as well as the pioneering role of the Kingdom, in the Mediterranean, North Africa, Africa and the Middle East, to meet the challenges of security, stability and development.
This hearing allowed us to review the various aspects of the strategic, multidimensional and secular partnership between Morocco and the EU, in all its political, economic, security, regional and international components and to agree on the need for two partners to face, together, the multiple challenges of the region, in order to seize the opportunities.
The recent adoption by the European Parliament of the Morocco-EU agricultural agreement underlines that any strengthening of the partnership depends on respect for the Kingdom’s higher interests and the preservation of its territorial integrity.
This audience, on the Moroccan side, was attended by the advisers of King Fouad Ali El Himma and Yassir Zenagui, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Nasser Bourita and the Minister of Agriculture, Maritime Fisheries, Development and Water and Forests, Aziz Akhannouch and, on the European side, Claudia Wiedey, Ambassador, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Morocco, and Stefano Grassi, Head of Cabinet of the Vice-President of the EC.