President of European Commission Underlines Importance of Strategic Ties between Morocco and EU

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Madrid, 21st August 2021 - European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Saturday underlined the importance of the strategic ties between Morocco and the European Union (EU).

"Morocco and the European Union are two strategic partners and it is important to maintain this relationship and consolidate it", she said at a joint press briefing at the military air base of Torrejon de Ardoz with the President of the European Council Charles Michel and the Spanish Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez.

Answering a question related to the announcement by HM King Mohammed VI of the end of the diplomatic crisis with Spain, Von der Leyen underlined the need for both Spain and the European Union to have good relations with Morocco.

HM King Mohammed VI said Friday that Morocco Morocco looks forward to continuing to work with the Spanish government and with the Spanish Prime Minister to usher in a new, unprecedented phase in the relations between the two countries.

The relations between the two countries should be based on trust, transparency, mutual respect and the fulfillment of obligations, the Sovereign pointed out in a speech to the Nation on the occasion of the 68th anniversary of the Revolution of the King and the People.

(Source: MAP)