Rabat – The House of Councilors is determined to continue strengthening parliamentary cooperation at the level of the various geopolitical regions with a view to defending Morocco’s strategic issues, at their head the first national issue, said its president, Enaam Mayara, on Tuesday in Rabat. Rabat.
Speaking at the closing of the second session of the legislative year 2022-2023, Mr. Mayara indicated that the Chamber participated, within the framework of parliamentary diplomacy, in the activities of various regional, continental and international parliamentary organizations. , citing in this regard his participation as President of the Association of Senates, Shouras and Equivalent Councils of Africa and the Arab World (ASSECAA) in the work of the 10th consultative meeting of this body held in the Kingdom from Eswatini.
He recalled, in this regard, having had, on the sidelines of this meeting, talks with parliamentary and government officials from Eswatini, adding that during this visit, alongside the President of the Senate of this country , upon signing a memorandum of understanding. This event was an opportunity, according to Mr. Mayara, to hold coordination meetings with several presidents of senates.
He also recalled the participation in the second ordinary session of the sixth legislature of the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) which was held in Midrand, South Africa, noting that talks were held with government and parliamentary figures headed by the President of the Union of the Comoros, current President of the African Union.
Referring to the inauguration of the extension of the space of the King Mohammed VI Library at the headquarters of the Parliament of Latin America and the Caribbean (Parlatino) in Panama City, Mr. Mayara welcomed a large-scale event, which took place in the presence of the First Lady of Panama and a large number of parliamentarians, ambassadors, ministers, academics and journalists.
He also indicated that the participation of the House of Councilors in the 3rd summit of the Afro-Latin American Parliamentary Forum “AFROLAC” was an opportunity to meet with the Panamanian Minister of Foreign Affairs, adding that this participation was crowned with a speech delivered to the General Assembly of the Parlatino. Mr. Mayara also took part in his capacity as President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean (PAM) in the work of the 49th meeting of the Bureau of this body held in Rome last June.
He also indicated that the permanent authorities and the delegations of the Chamber of Councilors participated, during this session, in the work of all the commissions of the Parliamentary Assembly of La Francophonie (APF), the Assembly Parliament of the Council of Europe, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean (PA-UfM) and ASSECAA.
Regarding regional and international events, the Speaker of the House of Councilors recalled that the Moroccan Parliament and the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) organized, last June in Marrakech, the Parliamentary Conference on Interfaith Dialogue under the High Patronage of HM King Mohammed VI. This conclave was marked by a royal message which provides information on the values of tolerance that distinguish Morocco, a land of coexistence and living together.
At the bilateral level, Mr. Mayara recalled talks with governmental and diplomatic personalities, presidents of parliaments, in addition to international institutions and organizations.
He also specified that within the framework of the implementation of the partnership agreement between the Moroccan parliament and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans residing abroad, represented by its Diplomatic Academy , the national legislative institution organized four conferences last May and June on “the foreign policy of the Kingdom of Morocco”.
Regarding the contribution to societal dialogue, the Chamber of Councilors organized, on Monday, the inaugural session of the Parliamentary Forum of Professional Chambers under the theme “Professional chambers and the challenges of promoting investment”, noted Mr. Mayara, welcoming the organizational efforts made by the parliamentary groups and the permanent and thematic committees.
In addition, the Speaker of the House of Councilors returned to the celebration of the Throne Day as a step to review the achievements made by Morocco under the wise leadership of His Majesty King Mohammed VI. In this sense, he highlighted the dynamics of growing international support for the Kingdom’s legitimate and historic rights over its southern provinces, noting that it is in this context that the Israeli decision to recognize Morocco’s sovereignty over its Sahara that the Sovereign considered “fair and far-sighted”.
And to conclude that these achievements defeat the fallacious and false allegations conveyed around the artificial conflict around the Moroccan Sahara.
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