EU Top Official Hails Morocco's 'Important Role' in Peace and Stability in the Region

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Rabat - 05 January 2023- The European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, hailed Thursday in Rabat, the "important role" of Morocco in peace and stability in the region.

Speaking at a joint press briefing held after his talks with Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates, Nasser Bourita, Borell said that these exchanges focused on "old and new geopolitical challenges" that Morocco and the EU "must face", as well as the various issues relating to the regional neighborhood and the international scene, including "the Maghreb, Libya, the Sahel, Iran and the Russia-Ukraine war.
The head of European diplomacy particularly thanked Morocco for "the important role" it plays for the stability of Libya.
Borrell also announced the launch of new initiatives to further strengthen the Morocco-EU partnership, citing in particular in this context the high-level dialogue on security to be held soon in Rabat.
Borrell is on an official two-day visit to Morocco to deepen discussions on the implementation of the EU-Morocco partnership, including in the context of the new Mediterranean Agenda.
The landmark partnership between Morocco and the European Union has continued to develop in recent years, becoming a reference in the EU's neighborhood policy.

Source: MAP