Signing of a memorandum of understanding between Israel and Morocco

A memorandum of understanding was signed in Rabat today between the Ministries of Justice of the Kingdom of Morocco and the State of Israel on the strengthening and encouragement of bilateral cooperation in the judicial field.

This joint declaration on Justice was signed on Tuesday by Justice Ministers Abdellatif Ouahbi and his Israeli counterpart Gideon Saar. It aims to strengthen relations between the countries and promote dialogue and collaboration on various legal issues to ensure judicial cooperation between the two countries. This opportunity comes during the diplomatic visit to Morocco by the Minister of Justice. During his visit, Gideon Saar will meet other political and security officials from the Moroccan government. “I see great importance in strengthening bilateral relations and dialogue with Morocco in different areas and policies, and I hope that my visit will contribute to this. “, did he declare.

The memorandum aims to strengthen cooperation in order to advance the professional activities of the authorities in charge of justice in the two countries. It also aims to define a practical framework for their future joint activities. During the discussions between the two Ministers, the importance of exchanging experiences and best practices in the field of judicial administration was underlined.

The joint statement also aims to promote and encourage bilateral cooperation in the legal field based on the foundations of mutual respect, equality and mutual benefit, and aims to build consensus and identify areas of cooperation based on capabilities available to both parties.

The latter seek, by signing this memorandum of understanding, to strengthen bilateral cooperation in areas such as the compatibility of national legislation with international standards, international mutual legal assistance in civil and criminal matters, the strengthening of legal aid in criminal proceedings, the strengthening of justice in virtual forums, the modernization of the judicial system, the training of executives of the judicial administration, and other forms of compatible cooperation in this regard.

In his speech, Abdellatif Ouahbi said in his speech that “the agreement aims to establish a functioning mechanism to explore and activate means of cooperation in the areas of exchange of information and experience, organization of working meetings between experts and delegations“.

He further stated that “the achievement of justice and the application of the law must go through the exchange of experiences and good practices in the field“. In this same context, Ouahbi added that the Ministry of Justice aspires to strengthen the modes of cooperation in other judicial fields, stressing the importance of strengthening bilateral cooperation between the two countries in the field of justice.

For his part, Israel’s Justice Minister said that “the memorandum of understanding between the two ministries opens up prospects for cooperation between the two countries in the judicial field, and allows the two parties to exchange knowledge and experience in the modernization and digital transformation of the judicial system and procedures“, adding that”the partnership will contribute to coordination in the field of countering terrorism and extremism and the fight against crime, organization and human trafficking by developing skills and strengthening long-term relationships“.

He added that “the two parties aspire, through this memorandum to launch digitization workshops in order to reduce the gap in access to justice through the use of technologies, underlining that both parties are involved in a project related to the use legal proceedings and alternative penalties, whether related to criminal, civil or administrative proceedings,with the aim of alleviating the pressure of work in the prison courts of the two countries“. The signing of this memorandum of understanding is part of the relations of friendship and cooperation between the authorities in charge of justice in the two countries, and their desire to deepen these links.

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