Visit of José Manuel Barroso and Cecilia Malmström to Morocco
End production: 01/02/2013 First transmission: 01/03/2013
On 1st March 2013, José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, and Cecilia Malmström, Member of the EC in charge of Home Affairs, went to Morocco. They visited the Mausoleum of Mohammed V in Rabat and held a bilateral meeting with Abdelilah Benkirane, Moroccan Prime Minister. On the occasion, they signed an aid programme to the Moroccan National Initiative for Human Development (INDH). The EU seeks to develop particular close relationship with Morocco, its geographical neighbour, and to support Morocco’s economic and political reforms. The relationship emphasizes close cooperation on democratic reform, economic modernization, and migration issues. The current agenda of EU-Morocco relations is spelled out in an Action Plan under the European Neighbourhood Policy. Morocco and the EU are bound by the legally binding treaty in the form of an Association agreement. Trade remains another important subject of relations, as well as the development cooperation, details of which can be found in the country strategy paper.
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||Man at the entrance of the Mausoleum of Mohammed V, in Rabat, Morocco
||José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, and Cecilia Malmström, Member of the EC in charge of Home Affairs, at the Mausoleum of Mohammed V (2 shots)
||José Manuel Barroso, Cecilia Malmström and Abdelilah Benkirane, Moroccan Prime Minister, entering an official building
||Round table with José Manuel Barroso, Cecilia Malmström and Abdelilah Benkirane (5 shots)
||José Manuel Barroso and Abdelilah Benkirane signing an agreement on aid programme to the Moroccan National Initiative for Human Development (INDH) and shaking hands (4 shots)