Today, the State Department hosted a high-level interagency Moroccan delegation as part of our ongoing and long-standing conversation on human rights; this was the tenth such meeting of a dialogue that has been going on for more than a decade. Morocco is a close partner of the United States, and we 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.
In this context we aim to identify concrete, achievable reforms that we can work together to advance. The United States is elevating human rights in relationships with all our government partners and increasing our engagement with civil society groups. We have consulted with Moroccan civil society stakeholders in advance of this discussion.