Washington, 23 September 2021 (TDI): The State Department of the United States hosted a high-level interagency Moroccan delegation as part of the long-standing conversation on Human Dialogue on 22 September.
According to State Department Spokesperson Edward Price, this meeting was the tenth US-Moroccan Human Rights Issues dialogue in over a decade, as Morocco is a close partner of the United States. Both countries regularly engage on a variety of issues such as working together to advance the reform agenda of King Mohammed the VI. The Agenda of King Mohammed the VI includes freedom of expression and association, criminal justice reforms, women’s rights, gender equality, and government transparency.
The goal of the United States is to identify concrete, achievable reforms on which both can cooperate to go forward. United States aims to elevate human rights in relationships with all their government partners and increase the engagement of the US with civil society groups and mention that they had consulted with Moroccan Civil Society stakeholders before the discussion.
Edward Price stated that the United States values its close relationship with Morocco and the US looks forward to working together with the Moroccan Government and civil society to secure concrete progress on human rights.