The EU delegation said, “This visit is part of the revival of relations between Morocco and the European Union.”
Rabat – King Mohammed VI received High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, yesterday at the Royal Palace of Rabat. The meeting focused on Morocco’s pivotal status in the foreign policy of the EU.
Mogherini commended the EU’s partnership with Morocco and Morocco’s leading role in regional security, stability, and development.
The King’s royal advisors Fouad Ali El Himma and Yassir Zenagui, foreign minister Nasser Bourita, and agriculture minister Aziz Akhannouch attended the meeting.
Claudia Wiedey, the head of the EU delegation to Morocco, and Mogherini’s Head of Cabinet Stefano Grassi also took part in the talks.
Quoted by Maghreb Arab Press, European sources said before the meeting, “This visit is part of the revival of relations between Morocco and the European Union, so as to constitute a closer strategic, deep and ambitious partnership.”
The visit comes after the European Parliament passed the EU-Morocco agriculture agreement. A total of 444 European MP’s voted in favor of the agreement.
On January 14, the EU and Morocco also signed the fisheries agreement, which includes the waters off of Morocco’s southern provinces.