Moroccan, Belgian MPs Discuss Strengthening Friendship, Cooperation Relations

Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives (Lower House),Hassan Benomar held talks on Friday, with a Belgian parliamentary delegation, led by David Leisterh, who is on a working visit to Morocco. The Belgian parliamentary delegation highlighted the strong and historical bonds linking Morocco to Belgium, lauding the pivotal role the Kingdom plays as a pole of development and stability in the region, and a bridge between Europe and Africa, said a statement from the Lower House. The Belgian parliamentarians agreed on the importance of consolidating the already strong cooperation ties between Belgium and Morocco and Europe in general. They also expressed Belgium’s keenness to strengthen the friendship and cooperation ties with Morocco and their expansion to wider areas. The Belgian MPs commended the distinguished position of the Moroccan community and its role in the Belgian societal fabric. For his part, the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives noted the importance of exchanging visits between the two countries’ parliamentarians in a way that opens new horizons for cooperation adding that the Kingdom has been known for its openness and commitment to the values of tolerance and peace. On the same occasion, he shed light on several reforms and projects in our country under the wise leadership of His Majesty King Mohammed VI. In the same respect, he highlighted the democratic development of the Kingdom and the efforts deployed to advance the condition of women, fight extremism and terrorism and overcome the repercussions of COVID-19. Mr. Benomar also noted the leadership of Morocco in the area of renewable energies, green economy, and migration and asylum policy.