EU High Representative to Pay Official Visit to Morocco on January 5-6

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Brussels - 04 January 2023- The EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Vice President of the European Commission, Josep Borrell, will pay an official visit to Morocco on January 5 and 6, the European External Action Service (EEAS) announced Wednesday.

The visit will be an opportunity for an in-depth discussion on the implementation of the EU-Morocco partnership, including in the perspective of the new Mediterranean Agenda, the EEAS said.
The High Representative will take stock of ongoing issues and explore specific areas where dialogue and cooperation can be further strengthened, the same source adds.
The agenda of the top European diplomat's visit includes also "the exchange on regional and international issues of common interest and of particular importance in the current difficult global context, and the global impact of the war in Ukraine."
The historic partnership between Morocco and the European Union has continued to develop in recent years, becoming a reference in the EU's neighborhood policy.
Over the past year, Rabat and Brussels have continued to explore the "limitless" potential of their partnership, moving towards further integrating Morocco into the European economic biosphere, building industrial and economic resilience, creating the conditions for new industrial value chains, strengthening their shared climate ambition, and immunizing their partnership.
Within a few months, no less than six members of the EU College of Commissioners have visited Morocco, each time launching concrete actions and initiatives that enrich their partnership.

Source: MAP