Morocco and Italy strengthen their judicial cooperation

Morocco and Italy signed a memorandum of understanding on Monday in Rome to strengthen their bilateral cooperation in judicial matters.

Initialed by the first president of the Court of Cassation, deputy president of the Superior Council of the Judiciary (CSPJ), M’hammed Abdenabaoui, and the president of the Italian Council of State, Franco Frattini, this agreement aims to promote cooperation and l exchange of expertise and visits, as well as the holding of joint activities in the legal fields.

This agreement, concluded in the presence of the Ambassador of the Kingdom in Italy, Youssef Balla, also sets itself the objective of setting up an organizational framework to promote collaboration in the sense of a more fluid and broader sharing of experience and knowledge within the Mediterranean region and the installation of new communication networks, particularly in judicial and legal fields of common interest.

Abdenabaoui gave, on this occasion, an overview of the major transformations and reforms experienced by the judicial system, the characteristics of the Moroccan experience in the field of the independence of the judiciary and the mechanisms of cooperation between the institutions concerned. by court cases in the Kingdom.

The Deputy Chairman also presented the main projects launched for the reform of the judicial system, in particular the modernization, training and qualification of human resources and the strengthening of judicial efficiency, welcoming this agreement which is part of the framework of distinguished relations between Morocco and Italy.

For his part, the Italian official praised the Moroccan experience in the field of judicial reform, stressing that this memorandum aims to strengthen judicial relations and the development of mechanisms for sharing expertise and experiences in various fields related to the judicial system between the two countries and between the two shores of the Mediterranean, through the Kingdom’s commitment to the African continent.

Frattini also highlighted the twinning project between the General Secretariat of the Government of Morocco (SGG) and the Council of State of Italy (CoE), launched last April in Rabat, as part of the regulatory convergence between Morocco and the European Union, noting that “the Kingdom is a partner of choice and has a leading role in the region”.

Among the main objectives of this project, financed by the European Union, are the achievement of a broader convergence towards the Acquis of the European Union, the contribution to the strengthening of the institutional capacities of the SGG, particularly in terms of legal monitoring , and the development of executives, he recalled.

This signature took place in the presence of senior executives of the Council, in addition to the members of the delegation accompanying the first president of the Court of Cassation, on a working visit to Rome.

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