President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen will begin, on Tuesday, a visit to Rabat during which she will hold talks with several senior Moroccan officials, according to her office. “This is Mrs. von der Leyen’s first visit to Morocco in her capacity as President of the European Commission,” the spokesman of the European executive Eric Mamer told MAP. “This visit is part of the bilateral partnership between Morocco and the European Union that the President has, of course, to strengthen,” he added. Morocco and the EU had launched on June 27, 2019 in Brussels the EU-Morocco Partnership for Shared Prosperity. This is a new statutory framework that governs bilateral relations centered around four structuring spaces, namely an Area of Convergence of Values, an Area of Economic Convergence and Social Cohesion, an Area of Shared Knowledge and an Area of Political Dialogue and Increased Cooperation on Security. It is, moreover, centered on two fundamental axes of a horizontal nature that will also be the subject of specific operational actions, namely cooperation in the field of the environment and the fight against climate change and cooperation in the field of mobility and migration, which will be mutually reinforced.
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