Strengthening Parliamentary Coordination at Center of Lower House Speaker Talks at 43rd General Assembly of AIPA

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rachid Talbi El Alami, and the speakers of Parliaments and Heads of Delegations of the member countries of the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (AIPA), affirmed, during the 43rd General Assembly of AIPA, their willingness to strengthen parliamentary coordination in the service of sustainable development, the consolidation of international peace and security, and the post-pandemic economic recovery. A statement by the House of Representatives said that Talbi El Alami exposed, during the debate and discussion session on Morocco, the Moroccan experience in the areas of security, peace, renewable energy and digital transition, as well as the management of socio-economic and health repercussions of the pandemic, under the enlightened leadership of HM King Mohammed VI. Talbi El Alami also reviewed the specificities of the Moroccan parliament and its two houses, their missions in terms of legislation, support of government work and evaluation of public policies, as well as in terms of promotion of the Moroccan model in the various international parliamentary forums. For their part, the parliamentarians of the permanent member countries of the AIPA praised the Moroccan management of the Covid-19 pandemic and the efforts made in the fields of human and sustainable development, clean energies and the promotion of peace, security and living together. The speaker of the House of Representatives held, on the sidelines of this meeting, bilateral talks with the presidents of parliaments and heads of delegation participating in this event, added the same source, specifying that they are Vietnam, Thailand, Laos and Azerbaijan, as well as a delegation of Norway, which is an observer member. The bilateral talks focused on strengthening relations and sharing expertise and experience, particularly in the parliamentary field and in coordination, for the benefit of development and the promotion of peace and security. During the talks, the statement noted, the parties stressed that the achievement of these objectives requires dialogue and acceptance of difference, both pillars of effective and sustainable communication. The presidents of the parliaments and delegations underlined, on this occasion, the special interest that their respective countries give to the relations with the Kingdom of Morocco, the only African and Arab country that enjoys a mechanism of parliamentary cooperation with the AIPA, expressing their willingness to raise the bilateral cooperation to better levels. For his part, Talbi El Alami welcomed the quality of parliamentary cooperation, having been consolidated due to the status of observer member that the House of Representatives now enjoys within the AIPA.