LeadersEC Vice-President Expected in Morocco on Oct. 18-19 to Sign First Green Partnership


17 Oct

EC Vice-President Expected in Morocco on Oct. 18-19 to Sign First Green Partnership

Brussels – The executive vice-president responsible for the European Green Deal, Frans Timmermans, will visit Morocco on October 18 and 19 to sign the green partnership on energy, climate and environment between the European Union and the Kingdom, the first of its kind, the European Executive announced Monday.

Rabat and Brussels announced their intention to establish this partnership in June 2021, in order to strengthen their cooperation in the fight against climate change and to work jointly to advance their energy transition, to protect the environment and to stimulate the green economy.

After the Green Alliance with Japan, announced at the EU-Japan Summit in May 2021, the Green Partnership with Morocco represents the first partnership signed under the EU’s Green Deal, which paves the way for enhanced cooperation and strategic dialogue in the field of climate change and facilitates joint efforts towards the green transition.

The Green Partnership comes, among other things, on the momentum of the Joint Political Declaration establishing the ”Euro-Moroccan Partnership for Shared Prosperity”, adopted in June 2019 by the EU-Morocco Association Council, which has identified as a priority aspect cooperation in energy, the fight against global warming, environmental protection and promotion of the green economy.

It will reinforce the common will of the Kingdom and the European Union to strengthen their strategic and long-standing relationship through the development of new innovative and mutually beneficial partnerships, and reflect a strong political convergence between the two parties on issues related to the environment, climate and sustainable development.

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