Speaker of Lower House Meets with Head of Local Government of Valencia Region

Rabat – Speaker of the House of Representatives Habib El Malki and head of the local government of the Valencia region Ximo Puig held talks, on Monday in Rabat, on ways to consolidate bilateral relations between the two countries.

During this meeting, marked by the presence of the Spanish ambassador to Morocco, El Malki underlined that the “exceptional” Moroccan-Spanish relations are continuously developing, said a press release from the House of Representatives.

“We share deep historical, civilizational and cultural ties and there is a very strong dynamic to strengthen them,” he said, adding that the prospects for cooperation between the two countries are very promising.

He also welcomed the solid relationship between the Moroccan parliament and the Cortes Generales, stressing the importance of fostering cooperation between the House of Representatives and the regional parliaments in Spain, in particular the parliament of the Valencia region, welcoming the support by Spanish parliamentarians to the European Parliament during the vote on the agricultural agreement and the fisheries agreement between Morocco and the European Union, confirming Morocco’s sovereignty over all its national territory.

El Malki also said that Morocco has launched the project of advanced regionalization and presented an autonomy proposal as a realistic solution to settle the artificial dispute over the Moroccan Sahara, welcoming the experience of Spain in the field of decentralization.

For his part, Puig, who is on a working visit to Morocco, noted that relations between the Valencia region and Morocco are long-standing, underlining the need to benefit from the common roots in order to strengthen these ties.

The Spanish official said that his visit to the Kingdom, along with a delegation of officials and businessmen from the Valencia region, aims to create partnerships with their counterparts in Morocco, explore new opportunities for investment and promote economic and commercial cooperation.

Source: Agency Morocaine De Presse