Brazilian federal deputy, Tiao Medeiros, affirmed Tuesday in Brasilia, his country’s support for Morocco’s Autonomy Plan for the Moroccan Sahara, which is in line with the United Nations (UN) Security Council (SC) resolutions and the position of the international community.
“Brazil’s support to the Autonomy Plan, considered by the international community as serious, pragmatic and credible, is consistent with the United Nations (UN) Security Council (SC) resolutions and compatible with the position of the international community” on this matter, stated the member of the Lower House (Progressive Party), during the establishment of the Morocco-Brazil Friendship Group, which he presides.
The State of Parana (South) representative emphasized that the Parliamentary Friendship Group aims to boost cooperation between the Moroccan and Brazilian parliaments, strengthen cultural and commercial ties, and exchange visits to enrich bilateral partnership.
The Brazilian official also noted that the agreements signed between the two countries will contribute to expanding cooperation, stressing Morocco’s crucial importance for Brazil, as Moroccan fertilizers contribute to the development of local agriculture.
According to Medeiros, the strong ties uniting the two countries “stem from the democratic values and principles they share, such as the fight against racism and the rejection of the other.”
In a similar context, Medeiros added that the two countries “share converging positions on issues of global interest, such as sustainable development, the fight against climate change and the promotion of peace and security,” underlining that “Morocco has always supported Brazil to obtain a permanent seat in the United Nations (UN) Security Council (SC).”
Other deputies who attended the Friendship Group’s establishment ceremony also praised the excellent cooperation relations between Morocco and Brazil, citing numerous opportunities that may further strengthen partnership between the two countries.
The members of the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies also affirmed their commitment to focusing parliamentary action towards the strengthening of cooperation between Morocco and Brazil and the promotion of mutual interests.
For his part, Morocco’s Ambassador to Brazil, Nabil Adghoghi, expressed his “satisfaction” with cooperation between the two countries, which is also motivated by a parliamentary contribution within the framework of the friendship group.
“Brazil and Morocco have developed, in recent years, a multifaceted strategic partnership, supported by a comprehensive legal framework,” added Adghoghi, recalling agreements in investment, defense, and the judiciary.
The Moroccan diplomat also recalled that trade exchanges between Morocco and Brazil registered a historic record in the previous year, highlighting several promising opportunities in the industrial, logistics, agricultural, and tourism sectors.
Adghoghi assured that Brazil and Morocco will further expand their technical cooperation, which includes e-gov, vocational training, renewable energies, green hydrogen, agricultural research, and oceanography.
In a similar context, the Moroccan ambassador underlined the efforts of His Majesty King Mohammed VI in defending diversity and interreligious and intercultural dialogue, and His Majesty’s support to the Palestinian cause, the fight against climate change, and the establishment of policies relating to migration.
Concerning Morocco’s territorial integrity, Adghoghi affirmed the Kingdom’s support for the efforts of the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General and his Personal Envoy, and its commitment to the United Nations (UN) to resume discussions that bring together all parties (Morocco, Algeria, Mauritania and the +polisario+), on the basis of Resolution 2654 adopted in October 2023.
The Moroccan diplomat also highlighted the growing international support for the Autonomy Plan presented by Morocco in 2007.
The Brazil-Morocco Parliamentary Friendship Group, which includes Brazilian deputies from different political backgrounds, including the Workers’ Party (left, in power), is the second of its kind established at the level of the legislative institution since October’s elections, following the Brazil-Morocco Parliamentary Friendship Group created in the Brazilian Senate.