An institutional twinning project was launched on Friday in Rabat between the House of Representatives and an alliance made up of the French National Assembly, the Czech Chamber of Deputies and the Belgian Chamber of Representatives.
The twinning ceremony took place in the presence of the President of the House of Representatives, Rachid Talbi Alami, the First Vice-President of the French National Assembly, Valérie Rabault, the President of the Belgian House of Representatives, Eliane Tillieux, the Vice-President of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Republic, Jaroslav Bžoch, the Ambassador, Head of the European Union Delegation in Rabat, Patricia Llombart Cussac, and the Ambassadors of Greece, from Hungary, Italy and Portugal, accredited in Rabat.
Funded by the European Union and supported by the legislative institutions of four member countries (Italy, Greece, Portugal and Hungary), this project aims to contribute to optimizing the achievements of the House of Representatives in the exercise of its constitutional functions, in accordance with the principle of consultation around the objectives agreed between Morocco and the EU.
Speaking on this occasion, Mr. Talbi Alami indicated that the second twinning project launched on Friday materialized on the basis of positive accumulation, which reflects the positive effect of the partnership and the common will to sustain the achievements. , so as to contribute to the improvement of democratic practice and to the diversification and strengthening of the dialogue between the institutions participating in the twinning, in accordance with the logic of partnership, interaction, comparative analysis and construction spouse.
In order to achieve the desirable efficiency, the twinning project is characterized by an important element linked to a major social concern both in Morocco and in other countries, he continued, noting that the aim is to strengthen the representation of women in parliaments and allow the Chamber to learn about good practices in the field of the application of bilingualism in institutions, particularly with regard to the formalization of the Amazigh language and its integration into education and in several priority sectors of public life.
Mr. Talbi Alami added that this is a fundamental reform which is part of the institutional reforms, launched more than two decades ago by Morocco, under the leadership of His Majesty King Mohammed VI. , and of which the 2011 Constitution was one of its main episodes.
For her part, Ms. Rabault highlighted the Moroccan parliamentary experience, stressing that the French National Assembly and the parliaments of the partner countries put their experiences at the disposal of the House of Representatives for future exchanges and meetings.
For her part, Mrs Tillieux highlighted the role of cooperation and the exchange of expertise in social and economic development and the strengthening of dialogue, while welcoming the common values between Morocco and the European countries whose political pluralism, cultural diversity, peacebuilding, solidarity and justice.
Mr. Bžoch, for his part, hailed the good relations existing between the Kingdom of Morocco and the Czech Republic, stressing the importance of the solid cooperation partnerships established by Morocco with its neighbours.
The EU attaches great importance to strategic institutional twinning projects, said Ms. Llombart Cussac, adding that this twinning reflects both the solidity and the diversity of the links between Morocco and the EU, based on common values and partnership. successful economy.