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Wednesday, July 18, 2018
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The Moroccan-EU Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC), Moroccan side, welcomes the vote, on Thursday at the plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, against a hostile amendment to Morocco, stressing that the rejection  reflects MEP's awareness of the maneuvers by the enemies of our territorial integrity.


The amendment of the European Parliament's draft recommendation to the Council on the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly on the Minurso mandate and the request for the application of the judgments of the European Court of Justice concerning Moroccan conventions, was rejected by an absolute majority in the final roll-call plenary vote  Morocco-EU JPC said in a statement.


"The rejection of this hostile amendment to Morocco, which is the result of the continuous and tireless efforts of the Kingdom's parliamentary and official diplomacy, demonstrates the primacy of the UN process in resolving the artificial conflict around the Moroccan Sahara, as well as 'an awareness by MEPs of all the maneuvers directed by the enemies of our territorial integrity,' says the same source.


"This rejection also reflects the consecration of the firm, permanent and renewed national unanimity around the unity of our country and its territorial integrity, and all  actions taken to deal with all the maneuvers, regardless of nature or origin aimed at undermining the sovereignty of our country" the statement added.


The Morocco-EU Joint Parliamentary Commission is also pleased with the results achieved during the last European mandate and under the current European mandate, which was marked by the organization of a hearing by the President of the National Council for Human Rights (CNDH) , Driss El Yazami, at the European Parliament Subcommittee on Human Rights (May 15, 2018 in Brussels) and during which a presentation was given on the evolution of the human rights situation in Morocco.


Hearings of the personal envoy of the UN Secretary-General for the Sahara, Horst Köhler, were also organized, on the same day, in the Foreign Affairs and Human Rights Committees of the European Parliament, recent developments in the Sahara issue and the way the United Nations is working to resolve this artificial conflict, stresses the Moroccan-EU CMP.


The same source notes that the current parliamentary year was crowned by the 9th annual meeting of the Morocco-EU Joint Parliamentary Commission, which praised the role played by Morocco in its African family and its role in the triangular partnership with Africa in security matters and more specifically in the management of the migration issue and  fight against terrorism and radicalism.


Among the 94 recommendations adopted at this 9th annual meeting, is a recommendation unanimously validated by all Moroccan and European members on the organization in Abidjan of a Forum on security and fight against radicalism proposed by Abderrahim Atmoun and Pier Antonio Panzeri as well as Francesc Gambus and Enrique Calvet Chambon from Europe.


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