Habib El Malki: Morocco and Tunisia could push for building of a Maghreb Union dealing an equal footing with other economic groupings | Tunisia News Gazette

Habib El Malki: Morocco and Tunisia could push for building of a Maghreb Union dealing an equal footing with other economic groupings

Morocco and Tunisia could push for the building of a Maghreb Union that deals on an equal footing with its European partners and other economic groupings,” Speaker of the House of Representatives of Morocco, Habib El Malki said on Thursday.

“This Maghreb building should serve as an economic group with decision-making power and initiative in its relations with its partners in Europe and other economic groupings,” he pointed out during his meeting with his Tunisian counterpart, Mohamed Ennaceur.

The Speaker of the House of Representatives of Morocco, who is making an official visit to Tunisia from February 28 to March 4, 2018, at the invitation of his Tunisian counterpart, emphasised the importance of coordinating positions and views between Tunisia and Morocco to serve the interests of both countries.

While praising the Tunisian experience of democratic transition and upholding dialogue, El Malki said “Tunisia nurtures hope in the region and represents a model for reform, especially in the social field, citing, in this regard, the Tunisian initiatives to consolidate women’s rights.

According to a statement from the House of People’s Representatives (HPR), the meeting discussed a number of regional issues of common interest, including the Libyan issue.

In this regard, the two interlocutors stressed the need to support all efforts aimed at restoring peace and stability in that country and to encourage Libyan protagonists to sit at the negotiating table under the auspices of the United Nations to achieve a political settlement of the Libyan crisis.

The meeting also highlighted the importance of strengthening parliamentary co6operation through the exchange of experience and expertise and the establishment of a regular dialogue between the two parliamentary institutions to discuss issues of common interest.

In the same context, the two interlocutors argued for consolidating the foundations of the Great Arab Maghreb in line with the establishment of a Maghreb group acting as a decision-making and initiative force capable of contributing to boost the Maghreb region.

Source: TAP News Agency

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