Defending the fishing agreement with Morocco is “a priority” for Spain (minister)

Morocco Spain Defending the fisheries agreement between Morocco and the European Union is a “priority” for Spain, in particular following the decision of the General Court of the EU concerning the agricultural and fisheries agreements signed with Morocco, underlined the Spanish Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Luis Planas. “The fishing agreement is a priority for Spain, because of its importance for the fishermen of our country, in particular for the fleets of Andalusia, the Canary Islands and Galicia”, noted, Tuesday, Mr. Planas before the Spanish Senate. Spain has 93 licenses, under different modalities, out of the 138 available in the EU, he recalled, emphasizing the importance of the agreement for the future of Morocco-Morocco partnership relations. EU. Preserving the agreement will allow further strengthening of bilateral relations with Morocco, the Spanish minister noted. In this sense, he insisted that his government “will defend the interests of Spanish fishermen who exercise their activities in Moroccan fishing zones”. “Today, we are working together on the basis of confidence to take all necessary measures to defend our interests”, within the framework of the “positive cooperation of the EU with Morocco, which must be maintained as a strategic point of view, because it benefits both parties, ”concluded Mr. Planas.