Akhannouch receives a delegation from the American Congress

The Head of Government, Aziz Akhannouch, held talks on Friday, January 13, 2023 in Rabat, with a delegation from the American Congress, made up of 7 members representing the Democratic and Republican parties.

The exchanges were an opportunity to highlight the exceptional relations between the Kingdom of Morocco and the United States of America, based on a strong, ambitious and diversified partnership, as well as on constants, a history and common values. , in perfect coherence with the enlightened vision of King Mohammed VI.

During this meeting, the Head of Government underlined that the relations between the two countries are based on foundations comprising first and foremost the political and diplomatic aspect, through the strategic dialogue between the two countries and the coordination of their positions. on many international issues, at a time when the Abraham Accords to which Morocco adhered constitute a diplomatic success which ushers in a new era of peace and stability.

The Head of Government also mentioned the important security and military cooperation between the two countries in the fight against terrorism and organized crime.

Aziz Akhannouch noted in this regard that the free trade agreement has made it possible since its entry into force to quadruple the volume of trade, which rose from 1.5 to 5 billion dollars, stressing that the Kingdom of Morocco can provide a bridge and a platform for American investments in the African continent.

The Head of Government also praised the quality of the American programs dedicated to supporting the economic development of Morocco, in several important sectors, specifying that the two compacts carried out in Morocco by the Millennium Challenge Corporation, represent a model of success, given the positive impact they have had on the local population.

He also expressed his great satisfaction with the progress of the implementation of the second compact, which expires on March 31, 2023, noting a commitment rate exceeding 93% and an achievement rate of around 78%.
The two parties also reviewed the cooperation agreements in the cultural field, which contribute to promoting understanding at the human level between the United States of America and the Kingdom of Morocco and their peoples, expressing their common desire to explore avenues for further fruitful cooperation.

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