The United States government has reaffirmed its strong commitment to advance the reform agenda spearheaded by King Mohammed VI of Morocco to speed up the progress and socioeconomic development of the North African Kingdom.
The supportive stand was voiced Wednesday by the U.S. State Department on the occasion of the visit of a high-level Moroccan interagency delegation to Washington-DC.
The visit is part of the “ongoing and long-standing conversation” between the United States and Morocco on many issues, including that of human rights, said the State Department in a press release.
This is the “tenth meeting of a dialogue that has been going on for more than a decade,” added the statement describing Morocco as “a close partner of the United States”.
Within the frame of the partnership set between the two countries, Rabat and Washington “regularly engage on a variety of issues, including how we can work together to advance King Mohammed VI’s reform agenda on subjects including freedoms of expression and association, criminal justice reforms, women’s rights and gender equality, and government transparency”, added the State Department.
“In this context, we aim to identify concrete, achievable reforms that we can work together to advance,” underlined the statement, noting that the United States emphasizes human rights in its relations with all its partners.