An official from the European Union expressed his satisfaction with the adoption of the EU-Morocco agriculture agreement.
Rabat – The European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Phil Hogan celebrated the adoption of the EU-Morocco agriculture agreement during his participation in the Berlin International Green on January 18.
During the inauguration of the Moroccan Pavilion, Hogan said, “I am delighted to be at the Moroccan pavilion with the Moroccan Minister of Agriculture and Maritime Fisheries , Aziz Akhannouch, to celebrate the excellent result obtained following the adoption by the European Parliament this week of the agricultural agreement between Morocco and the EU.”
He added that the agreement is able to inject a new dynamic into the bilateral partnership between the two parties.
On Wednesday, the agreement received 444 votes at the European Union.
After his talks with Akhannouch, Hogan said that the EU aspires “to maintain very good relations with Morocco in other areas in the years to come.”
Following the adoption of the agreement, the EU High Representative Federica Mogherini said that the new partnership will bring Morocco and the EU closer because it forms a measure to continue Morocco’s reform of the 2011 Constitution.
In addition to benefiting both parties, the agreement also deterred Polisario’s allegations that Morocco “exploit natural resources” in the region.
Morocco and the EU also signed the fisheries agreement on Monday