EU and Morocco establish Mobility Partnership

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Includes "To continue cooperation on readmission to the mutual benefit of both parties" and: "To enhance information exchange, administrative capacity and operational and technical cooperation with regard to border management, the detection and dismantling of networks involved in trafficking migrants and cross-border organised crime, and combating illegal immigration" together with "to enhance procedures for the security and issue of travel documents in compliance with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards; of identity documents and residence permits; and of other official documents issued by the Moroccan authorities."

The latter provision affects not just migrants but Moroccan citizens too. The participating Member States of the EU are Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and the UK.

EU: Council of the European Union: Joint declaration establishing a Mobility Partnership between the Kingdom of Morocco and the European Union and its Member States (6139-13, pdf)

See also: Political agreement on Mobility Partnership: Towards the first readmission agreement with an African country?

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