Commissioner Štefan Füle will visit Morocco on 7 and 8 February 2011
"With close to €200 million every year, Morocco is the largest recipient of EU funding under the European Neighbourhood Policy. We have intensified our aid further under the "statut avancé", in line with the ambitious commitments of the Kingdom in all areas of our co-operation, both economic and political. I am looking forward to discussing a further push in these reforms during my visit, particularly in areas such as justice reform and the convergence of Morocco's regulations with the EU's. We will also discuss how the EU can best support regional integration in the Maghreb in order to help support job and growth creation , " stated Commissioner Füle on 6 February prior to his visit.
Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy will meet with the Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Economy and Finance, Minister of Agriculture and Maritime Fisheries, with the first Presidents of the two Chambers of Moroccan Parliament, as well as the Secretary-General of the Maghreb Arab Union and the President of the Anna Lindh Foundation. The objective of this visit is to discuss EU-Morocco relations and co-operation. It will also be an opportunity for Commissioner Štefan Füle to reiterate the EU's support for the important political and social reforms currently underway and discuss ways to advance them further.