Upper House Committed to Supporting Momentum of Moroccan-German Ties – Speaker –

The House of Councilors (Upper House) is fully committed to supporting the momentum of Moroccan-German relations to include various aspects of bilateral cooperation, Speaker Enaam Mayara said Tuesday in Rabat.    During a meeting with a German delegation led by President of the interparliamentary friendship group for relations with Maghreb States in the Bundestag, Carl-Julius Cronenberg, Mayara stressed the importance of political relations between the two friendly countries, noting that they have experienced positive momentum in recent years, the House of Councilors said in a press release.    Briefing the delegation on the House and its place in the Moroccan constitutional structure, Mayara underlined the strong presence of the Kingdom in regional political groupings and regional and international economic blocs, as well as its involvement in the initiatives aimed at achieving development and stability and promoting common values of dialogue and understanding between peoples.    Regarding the kingdom’s territorial integrity issue, the Speaker of the Upper House welcomed Germany’s position “in favor of the UN process and the autonomy initiative presented by Morocco in 2007 as a political and realistic basis to settle this conflict which has lasted for more than four decades”.    In this regard, Mayara highlighted the security situation in the Sahel-Saharan region which “constitutes a fertile breeding ground for armed groups, illegal immigration networks and human trafficking”, stressing that “the close relations between +Polisario+ and these groups threaten the African continent and Europe”.    For his part, Cronenberg welcomed the multifaceted partnership between the two countries, expressing his country’s will to continue efforts aimed at broadening its scope of action and consolidate its achievements.    Morocco represents a “model to follow in the region in terms of political and institutional stability and a privileged economic partner regionally and internationally”, the German official underlined, noting that the visit of the German parliamentary delegation to Morocco was an opportunity to “discover the various projects launched by the Kingdom, particularly in the social field”.    Both parties agreed, during this meeting, to continue coordination between the two legislative institutions, expressing their “satisfaction” with the quality of cooperation between the House of Councilors and the Konrad-Adenauer Foundation on a parliamentary level.