Brussels, 11 October 2023 (TDI): Prime Minister of Morocco, Aziz Akhannouch, conducted significant diplomatic discussions in Brussels with the President of the European Commission, Ursula Von Der Leyen to strengthen Morocco-EU strategic partnerships.

The meeting was attended by Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation, and Moroccan Expatriates, Nasser Bourita, emphasized the robust relationship between Morocco and the European Union. Both leaders explored avenues to fortify the strategic partnership between the current global landscape.

The discussions, addressed critical issues including the reinforcement of bilateral ties, regional challenges, and collaborative efforts for post-earthquake reconstruction.

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In a significant commitment, the European Union pledged support for Morocco’s reconstruction and economic development initiatives following a recent earthquake.

This collaborative effort underscores the commitment of the EU to stand in solidarity with Morocco during times of need.

President Ursula Von Der Leyen expressed satisfaction with the ongoing cooperation between the EU and Morocco, highlighting the pivotal role Morocco plays as the European Union’s foremost economic and trading partner on the African continent.

Likewise, the EU stands as Morocco’s primary trading partner, with trade volumes exceeding 60% of the total trade volume.

The discussions also delved into the regional situation, with a focus on addressing the recent Hamas attacks on Israel.

Both leaders underscored the importance of regional stability and security, emphasizing the need for international cooperation to counteract such threats.

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The meeting concluded with a joint commitment to promoting greater cooperation  between the European Union and Morocco, establish their longstanding partnership.