Cooperation between Morocco, FOPREL Achieved ‘Positive Results’ – Forum’s Exec Secretary

Cooperation between Morocco and the Forum of Presidents of Legislative Powers of Central America, the Caribbean, and Mexico (FOPREL) has achieved “positive results and great progress” after their last meeting held five years ago, said Santiago Ulises Rivas, Executive Secretary of the Forum. Speaking at a joint press conference with the Speakers of the House of Representatives and Advisors, Rachid Talbi Alami and Naama Mayara, following the opening session of the 26th extraordinary session of the Forum, Ribas said that cooperation between the two sides will get a new impetus with the signing of an agreement to strengthen bilateral cooperation and work on issues of common interest, such as overcoming the impact of the Covid pandemic, reforming the laws on education and combating climate change, which in turn poses the problem of food security. Both sides will also work on the resolution of the issue of migration through different approaches to legal migration, he added. The Moroccan Parliament hosts until May 21, the 26th Extraordinary Session of the FOPREL. The session provides an opportunity to highlight the Moroccan experience in the fields of migration and renewable energy, the same source added, noting that the session will conclude with the reading and ratification of several draft resolutions on the agenda. On the sidelines of the session, the presidents of the legislative powers and parliamentary delegations representing Central America, the Caribbean Basin and Mexico will hold a series of meetings with Moroccan officials.