A Moroccan parliamentary delegation to the French Senate to continue the warming of Franco-Moroccan relations

A Moroccan parliamentary delegation to the French Senate to continue the warming of Franco-Moroccan relations
A Moroccan parliamentary delegation to the French Senate to continue the warming of Franco-Moroccan relations

The Moroccan parliamentarians were received by the President of the Senate, Gérard Larcher, in the presence of Christian Cambon, president of the France-Morocco friendship group of the Senate and the Kingdom’s ambassador to Paris, Samira Sitaïl.

The talks focused on various subjects of common interest, notably the role of parliamentary diplomacy in the rapprochement between Morocco and France, as well as ways to strengthen cooperation between the two legislative institutions.

In a statement to MAP, Mr. Larcher announced that he will visit Morocco very soon at the invitation of the President of the House of Councilors with the aim of consolidating the relationship between the two parliamentary institutions and “sharing our visions of the future on subjects of common interest, notably Africa, economic and cultural development.

The two friendship groups shared very important moments during this visit with a memorial sequence, indicated the President of the French Senate, who paid tribute to the Late His Majesty Mohammed V, companion of the liberation by General De Gaulle , as well as to the thousands of Moroccan soldiers who “came to die for our sovereignty”.

For his part, Christian Cambon, also special envoy of the President of the Senate for international relations, stressed that the meeting between Mr. Larcher and the members of the Moroccan parliamentary delegation made it possible to discuss the prospects for cooperation between the two groups. ‘friendship.

This meeting is a continuation of a program started two days ago in Marseille and Toulon, with a very moving stop at Mont Faron, to pay tribute to the 85,000 Moroccans voluntarily committed alongside France and the 10,000 of between them who gave their lives so that “France is liberated and can regain its territorial integrity,” Mr. Cambon said.

Mr. Cambon also announced that a mission of French senators will soon visit the southern provinces of the Kingdom to appreciate the great development effort that Morocco is leading in this region.

For his part, Mr. Zidouh underlined that the question of the territorial integrity of the Kingdom was on the agenda of the meeting with the President of the Senate, recalling that the Moroccan Advisors underlined the importance of the autonomy initiative in as the sole and unique solution to the artificial dispute around the southern provinces, where more than twenty countries have opened consulates.

Recalling the broad international support for the Moroccan character of the Sahara and the autonomy plan for these provinces under Moroccan sovereignty, Mr. Zidouh noted that the Moroccan position is largely reinforced by this great outpouring of international support.

The Moroccan parliamentary delegation, which was greeted in the Hemicycle by the President of the Senate before attending the government questions session, also met with Patricia Mirales, Secretary of State to the Minister of the Armed Forces, in charge of Veterans.

The members of the Moroccan delegation, who were also greeted by the Ministers of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin, and the Armed Forces, Sébastien Lecornu, subsequently took part in a ceremony in memory of the Moroccan troops who fought alongside the French forces during the Second World War.

Previously, the delegation from the Chamber of Advisors visited Marseille and Toulon where it visited the headquarters of Airbus Helicopters and its assembly lines. The members of the House of Advisors also visited the naval base and the infrastructures of Naval Group as well as the submarine base.

In addition to Mr. Zidouh, the Moroccan delegation is made up of Hind Ghazzali, vice-president of the Morocco-France friendship group of the Chamber of Advisors, Youssef Alaoui and Noureddine Soulaik, rapporteurs of the group, Mahmoud Archane, vice-president, Mustapha Dahmani and Khalid Es-Satte.

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