Marrakech, July 1, 2013 (MAP)Morocco is a privileged partner of the United States, said president of the State Legislative Leaders Foundation (SLLF) Stephen Lakis, highlighting reforms undertaken for over a decade in the Kingdom making it a model of democracy in the region. This important meeting is part of the natural extension and reinforcement of the friendship ties between the two countries, Lakis told MAP on the sidelines of the meeting by the Transatlantic Leadership Forum which opened on Monday in Marrakech under the patronage of HM King Mohammed VI.