Morocco, Spain Ink MoU on Administrative and Technical Cooperation in Legal Field.

Morocco, Spain Ink MoU on Administrative and Technical Cooperation in Legal Field.

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06.06.2017-Rabat/ Morocco and Spain signed, on Monday in Rabat, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on administrative and technical cooperation in the legal field.

 Initialled by justice minister Mohamed Aujjar and his Spanish peer Rafael Catala Polo, the agreement, which is part of the reinforcement of legal cooperation relations between Morocco and Spain, concerns visit exchange, and expertise and good practices sharing in order to support Morocco's judiciary reform.

 The two parties highlighted, on this occasion, the importance of bilateral cooperation in terms of counterterrorism, and fighting organized crime and illegal immigration, underlining the need to pool efforts in order to face these challenges.

 They also agreed to implement the legal agreements signed by the two countries to ensure the efficiency of legal cooperation mechanisms, and reinforce tools for activity supervision and assessment in relation with legal administrative and technical cooperation, pursuant to the new roles by the justice ministry.

 Aujjar told the press that the signing of this memorandum will help lay the bases of legal cooperation between the two countries, noting that his department wishes to benefit from the Spanish expertise in this field.

 He added that Morocco, which is undergoing a legal transition respectful of human rights, is reforming its judiciary system based on the independence of the judiciary power.

 For his part, Catala Polo noted that the meeting was the ideal occasion to discuss bilateral cooperation in the criminal, judiciary and security fields.


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