Vice-President of the Chilean Chamber of Deputies welcomes Morocco’s efforts

During a meeting with the First Vice-President of the House of Councilors, Mohamed Hanine, Ms Jimenez Mix highlighted the efforts made at bilateral level to strengthen the rapprochement between the two countries and the two parliamentary institutions in the light of its historical and economic potential. , they share, and the importance attached to issues of common interest, such as energy, immigration and security, reads a statement from the House of Councilors.

On this occasion, the Chilean official, who is currently paying a working visit to the Kingdom at the head of an important parliamentary delegation, presented an overview of the current political scene in Chile, marked by the action to implement several political reforms. and constitutional issues.

Hanine, for his part, expressed the esteem of the House of Councilors for the unwavering support of Chile, the government and Parliament for the territorial integrity of the Kingdom, praising the Chilean Parliament’s initiatives in this regard, in particular the 2020 initiative. concerning Morocco’s support in immigration matters and the Kingdom’s efforts to secure the passage of El Guerguerat. He also welcomed Chile’s support for the 2018 initiative, which supports Morocco’s position and stresses the importance of the autonomy plan that Morocco presents as a realistic solution to the artificial dispute over the Moroccan status of the southern provinces.

Hanine also presented an overview of the Chamber of Councilors, its unique constitutional position given the diversity of its composition with its territorial, social, professional and economic levers, as well as its particular characteristics and missions. In this sense, he praised the level of distinguished friendship and cooperation between Morocco and Chile and stressed that these relations derive their strength from common historical and civilizational ties, from a set of common human values ​​and the interest in several bilateral and international issues, of which of security, peace, international stability, sustainable development, regional integration, renewable energy, food security, climate change, migration issues, organized crime, etc.

Hanine also emphasized the readiness of the Second Chamber to play its role in the framework of parliamentary diplomacy in order to support bilateral relations “with all the care and interest necessary for them to be on a par with the common areas of ambition, especially in the economic, trade and investment areas, which are still below the level expected by the two countries, whose distinguished geographical location enables them to be a bridge of communication between Africa, the Arab world and Latin America “.

The Council of Deputies’ firm will to consolidate Moroccan-Chilean relations, in particular through the revitalization of the Friendship and Cooperation Group, stems from the Kingdom’s strategic orientation based on the growing interest in South-South relations, in particular with the Latin American countries and in accordance with the Directives. from HM King Mohammed VI, he insisted. In particular, the House of Councilors has recently worked to strengthen its active presence in several Latin American parliamentary forums, in particular the Forum of Presidents and Presidents of the Legislative Powers of Central America, Caribbean and Mexico (FOPREL), the Central American and Andean parliaments, Mr. Hanine.

During this meeting, which was attended by several members of Parliament’s Bureau, the two parties reviewed the various aspects of bilateral relations and the means to develop and strengthen them to serve the common interests of the two friendly countries and peoples.

This meeting was also an opportunity to highlight the political, constitutional and legal reforms that Morocco has implemented with a view to strengthening Moroccan women at the political and economic level and ensuring women’s access to positions of responsibility at parliamentary, governmental and local levels. authorities and public institutions.

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