Morocco & Egypt Senates agree to step up cooperation to tackle common challenges

Morocco’s Parliament Upper House and Egypt’s Senate have agreed to enhance further cooperation between the two legislative institutions on issues common concern.

An agreement to this end was inked Tuesday in Rabat by Speaker of the House of Advisors, Naama Mayara and Speaker of the Egyptian Senate Abdel-Wahab Abdel-Razek.

The two sides discussed ways of fostering consultation, coordination and joint parliamentary action to counter shared regional and international challenges.

Mr. Mayara voiced Morocco’s willingness to deepen coordination and consultation on all bilateral, regional and international issues, stressing the need to build strategic partnership between the two countries, especially in the economic and commercial fields.

For his part, the speaker of the Egyptian Senate, currently on a visit to Morocco to take part in the 11th Congress of the Association of Senates, Shura and Equivalent Councils in Africa and the Arab World to open doors Thursday at the House of Advisors, welcomed the momentum spurred in relations between the two countries and called for the exchange of experiences on various issues of common interest, such as environment, women and human rights.

Abdel-Razek also lauded the parliamentary relations between the two legislative institutions, inviting Moroccan peer to visit Egypt to continue the parliamentary dialogue.

Abdel-Razek held earlier Tuesday a meeting with Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita. The encounter provided an opportunity to reaffirm the convergence of views of Rabat and Cairo regarding several issues of common interest and to underline the shared resolve to step up cooperation to higher levels.


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