Rabat - The European Union on Friday expressed its readiness to provide all clarifications to address Morocco's concerns over December's EU court ruling on the Agriculture Agreement, following the kingdom's decision to suspend its contact with the EU.
Rabat – The European Union on Friday expressed its readiness to provide all clarifications to address Morocco’s concerns over December’s EU court ruling on the Agriculture Agreement, following the kingdom’s decision to suspend its contact with the EU.
“We are ready to provide all clarifications and additional assurances to address Morocco’s concerns, so that contact and cooperation can be restored as soon as possible”, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini said in a statement issued Friday in Brussels.
“It is our conviction that a true partnership implies listening, sharing, solidarity and mutual respect among partners,” said the Vice-president of the European Commission.
Mogherini’s statement comes following the decision of the Moroccan government to suspend its contact with the European Union due to the lack of transparency surrounding the treatment of the Moroccan-EU Agriculture Agreement that was canceled by a decision of the European court on December 10.
Mogherini underlined that “many contacts have been made at all levels between the EU and Morocco on this issue since December, and Morocco has been kept fully informed throughout the process”, noting that “the EU and Morocco have developed, over many years, lasting partnership sealed by an Association Agreement covering many areas of our bilateral cooperation”.
She said that the EU quickly reacted to the European Court’s decision of 10 December 2015, “by unanimously deciding to appeal this decision”, adding that this appeal was submitted.