Luxembourg City – Morocco and the European Union (EU) on Wednesday September 29, 2021, underlined that they will remain fully mobilized to continue their bilateral cooperation and united to defend the legal certainty of their partnership agreements.
“We remain fully mobilized to continue cooperation between the European Union and the Kingdom of Morocco, in a climate of serenity and commitment, in order to consolidate the Euro-Moroccan Shared Prosperity Partnership, launched in June 2019”, says a Joint Declaration of the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Vice-President of the European Commission, Josep Borrell, and the Moroccan minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Abroad, Nasser Bourita, made public following the decision of the EU Court of Justice regarding the agricultural and fisheries agreements with the Kingdom.
“We will continue to work to develop the several dimensions of this strategic partnership, in the same spirit of mobilization, coherence and solidarity. This equal partnership is based, moreover, on a solid bilateral relationship, built on trust and mutual respect, between the Kingdom of Morocco and the European Union, while at the same time contributing to the strengthening of this relationship and that with the Member States”, the Joint Declaration points out.
The two sides stressed that they have taken note of the judgments delivered today by the General Court of the European Union, regarding the decisions of the Council of the European Union relating to the amendment of Protocols 1 and 4 to the Association Agreement between the European Union and the Kingdom of Morocco regarding agricultural and other products and the Sustainable Fisheries Agreement.
The Joint Declaration stresses that the two partners will take “the necessary measures to ensure the legal certainty which would secure the continuation and stability of trade relations between the European Union and the Kingdom of Morocco”.