The Head of Government receives a delegation of members of the American Congress

The Head of Government, Mr. Aziz Akhannouch received, Monday March 25, 2024 in Rabat, in the presence of the Minister of Energy Transition and Sustainable Development and the Minister Delegate in charge of Investment, Convergence and Evaluation public policies, a delegation of members of the American Congress composed of six senators, representing the Republican and Democratic parties, accompanied by the Ambassador of the United States to Morocco. The delegation is carrying out a working visit to the Kingdom, as part of the examination of ways to strengthen strategic relations between Morocco and the United States of America, under the leadership of the two Heads of State, HM the King Mohammed VI, may God help him and American President Joe Biden.

During this meeting, the two parties highlighted the different aspects of bilateral multi-sector cooperation, expressing their satisfaction with the positive evolution of the volume of trade, which increased from 43.4 billion dirhams in 2021 to 68.9 billion dirhams currently. The two parties also highlighted Morocco's ability to constitute a platform for American investments in the African continent, as part of a mutually beneficial partnership.

The Head of Government assured, during this audience, that bilateral relations between Rabat and Washington are based on close coordination on a set of regional and international issues, highlighting Morocco's leadership and its contribution to the consolidation of stability in the region of North Africa and the Middle East.

The Head of Government also expressed the consideration of the Kingdom of Morocco for the position of the United States of America, which recognized at the end of 2020 the sovereignty of Morocco over its Sahara and expressed its support for the autonomy plan, as serious, realistic and credible solution.

These talks were also an opportunity to highlight the centuries-old historical relations between the two countries, since the signing in 1787 of the Moroccan-American peace and friendship treaty, which constitutes the oldest to have been signed by the United States. of America with a third country.

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