Morocco, Britain discuss bilateral ties

Rabat, Feb 16 (IANS/MAP) Moroccan House of Representatives Speaker El Habib El Malki discussed bilateral ties with British Ambassador to Morocco Karen Betts at a meeting here.

During the meeting here on Wednesday, El Malki and Betts focused on the means to strengthen cooperation between the two countries.

El Malki said that the return of Morocco to the African Union (AU) is an opportunity to develop economic cooperation between the two countries, as Morocco has become a platform for access to African markets.

At the parliamentary level, El Malki highlighted the importance of parliamentary diplomacy in strengthening dialogue, understanding and exchange of views between the representatives of the Moroccan and British people.

Betts congratulated Morocco on its return to the AU and said that the country is considered as a great tourist destination in Britain, adding that the Kingdom is a model of security and stability at the regional and continental levels.

The two sides agreed on an action plan to promote Moroccan-British parliamentary relations in 2017, the statement said.