EU Member States Mandate European Commission to Negotiate New Fisheries Protocol Including Moroccan Sahara
Date posted: April 16, 2018
The Council of the European Union (EU) adopted, Monday, the negotiating mandate confirming the continuation of the partnership between Morocco and the EU in the fisheries sector, said a European source.
Approved by the 28 EU member States, without any opposition, this mandate instructs the European Commission to enter into negotiations with Morocco with a view to concluding a fisheries agreement and protocol. The current fisheries protocol expires next July.
The mandate states that the waters off the coast of the Moroccan Sahara will be covered by the fisheries partnership between Morocco and the EU.
The adoption of this negotiating mandate is in line with the joint statement by minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Nasser Bourita, and EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, on February 27, 2018, in which both parties “confirmed their commitment to the Strategic Partnership between Morocco and the EU and their determination to preserve and strengthen it”.
Negotiations between the two parties should start soon. 16/04/2018
Moroccan Delegation Visits Dar Es Salaam to Review Agreements Signed During Royal Visit to Tanzania
Date posted: July 14, 2017
A Moroccan delegation, led by secretary of state to the minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Mounia Boucetta, paid, on Wednesday and Thursday, a visit to Dar es Salaam, where she held several meetings with senior Tanzanian officials, as part of the follow-up to the partnership agreements signed during the royal visit to this east African country in October 2016.
During the visit, which took place upon royal instructions, Boucetta held talks with Tanzania’s deputy minister of Foreign Affairs, Susan Alphonce Kolimba, on means to strengthen cooperation relations between the two countries.
Both sides also decided to set up a joint task force in order to monitor and assess the implementation of the agreements signed during the royal visit.
Subsequently, the two officials co-chaired a meeting with representatives of all ministerial departments and the private sector concerned by the agreements.
During the visit of HM the King to Tanzania, 22 cooperation agreements were signed between the two countries.
The Moroccan delegation, which has already visited Ethiopia and Rwanda, will also travel, after Tanzania, to Madagascar and Zambia.