The Central American Parliament (Parlacen) has granted Morocco the status of “advanced partner” in recognition of its leading role in strengthening South-South cooperation.
The President of Parlacen, Daniel Ortega Reyes, announced the news during a meeting between the executive board of the regional parliament and a Moroccan delegation led by the President of the House of Councilors, Naama Mayara.
Reyes outlined Morocco’s “great support” for Parlacen’s activities through its House of Councillors.
Parlacen’s president stressed that all components of the regional body are “fully aware” of Morocco’s stature in its regional environment.
Reyes called for the holding of a parliamentary forum on migration in order to benefit from Morocco’s migration management experience.
Speaking at the meeting, Miyara stressed the strategic importance that Morocco attaches to South-South cooperation.
The Moroccan official outlined the various growing challenges in the geopolitical changes arising from the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic.
He spoke of the need to seize the opportunity of the Africa-Latin America Parliamentary Forum to advocate the interests of both continents, citing fair access to vaccines as a requirement for recovery and economic resurgence.
Morocco’s representative at Parlacen, Councilor Ahmed Lakhrif, vowed to work for the establishment of a roadmap to further boost relations between the two institutions, highlighting achievements made so far in cooperative relations.
Morocco is a member of the Central American Parliament as an observer. The Parlacen is a regional organization based in Guatemala and aiming to foster integration in Central America.
El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, and the Dominican Republic, as well as a handful of observer member countries, make up the regional parliament.
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