As part of the resolve to ensure full implementation of the Memorandum of Cooperation between Moroccan Parliament and the ECOWAS Parliament, Speaker Moustapha Cisse Lo has assured that the agreement will be respected by the regional parliament.
Speaker Cisse Lo gave this assurance while welcoming the two Deputy Speakers of the House of Representatives of the Kingdom of Morocco, H. E Rachid El Abdi and Amina Maelainine to the 2018 First Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Parliament in Abuja.
He lauded the “excellent ties of friendship and cooperation” between the House of Representatives of the Kingdom of Morocco and the ECOWAS Parliament, saying “we shall continue the cooperation agreement we have signed with Morocco”.
The Speaker also thanked the Speaker of the Moroccan Parliament for the interest he has shown in the ECOWAS Parliament adding that “on behalf of the Community representation, I wish to express my gratitude to you for your gesture of fraternity and solidarity”.
The Speaker also disclosed in his opening address that he had visited the Moroccan Parliament at the invitation of the Speaker of the Parliament and took part in a colloquium on the theme “towards an improved movement of persons and goods between African countries”.
He said within the same framework of cooperation, the 4th Deputy Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament, Orlando Preira Diaz (Cape Verde), accompanied by Souleymane Ndoye (Senegal) undertook an ECOWAS Parliamentary mission from 24th to 26th April, 2018 to Morocco.
While addressing the Opening Session, the leader of the Moroccan delegation and Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Kingdom of Morocco, H.E. Mr. Rachid El Abdi revealed that currently in Africa, Morocco represents the most engaged on the continent.
He said the interest of Morocco in ECOWAS was predicated on the history shared and marked from mutual engagement, solidarity and cooperation, adding that the “Moroccan approach to Africans was based on principle and mutual respect and fruitful cooperation”.
The Deputy Speaker explained that for the benefit of development and prosperity of the continent, King Mohammed VI has embarked on a number of visits across the continent, signing many agreements since he came to the throne.
Source: ECOPARL News