Australia and Morocco keen to cement parliamentary cooperation

BYYasir Rehman


Australia and Kingdom of Morocco has agreed in principle for the need to cement bilateral parliamentary cooperation for mutual benfit.

Ambassador of Morocco to Australlia Mrs. Wassane ZAILACHI on Wednesdsay met with the new President of the Senate, Senator Sue Lines in Canberra and discussed issues related to bilateral relations including parlimentary cooperation.

Ambassador Zailachi and Senator Lines explored ways to further enhance cooperation between Morocco and Australia in areas of common interest.

The two countries established Moroccan Australian Parliamentary Friendship Group in 2017 in order to further reinforce these excellent relations.

Before COVID, there was an active interaction between the two parliaments through an exchange of visits. The Australia-Morocco Parliamentary friendship Group visited Morocco in 2018 during which they had a productive meeting with their counterparts at the Moroccan Parliament.

The Australian delegation had discussions with several constitutional institutions (National Human right Council, Economic and social Council) and local elected officials and civil society members and discovered the advances made by the Kingdom on many levels, notably in the southern provinces.

Also, the previous Speaker of the Moroccan Parliament visited Australia in September 2018. It was a very successful visit that created a good momentum for strengthening bilateral ties.

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