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Monday 11 June 2018

College of Commissioners Adopts Exchange of Letters Including Moroccan Sahara in Morocco-EU Agriculture Agreement

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College of Commissioners Adopts Exchange of Letters Including Moroccan Sahara in Morocco-EU Agriculture Agreement


The College of Commissioners adopted, Monday, the exchange of letters which includes the Moroccan Sahara in the agriculture agreement between Morocco and the European Union (EU), said the European Commission.

This is an important step that has been taken since the beginning of negotiations for the adaptation of the agriculture agreement to the decision of the EU Court of Justice, according to a European source in Brussels, which confirmed that products from the Sahara region will be included in the agreement without any hindrance.

The same source pointed out that the inclusive consultations that have taken place with local representatives, civil society and various entities and organizations concerned, have generated broad support for confirming the inclusion of products from the southern provinces in the agreement, given the socio-economic benefits to the region's population and economy.

In a statement issued at the end of the College of Commissioners meeting, the European Commission said that the approved documents will then be sent to the EU Council and the European Parliament for adoption.

It also recalled that Morocco is a "key partner" of the southern neighborhood with which the EU maintains privileged relations. The Commission also expressed willingness to further develop these links in several areas.

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