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Foreign Secretary welcomes preliminary outcome of referendum on constitutional reform in Morocco

Foreign Secretary William Hague spoke today following the publication of the preliminary results in the kingdom of Morocco's referendum on constitutional reform.

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The Foreign Secretary said:

“I welcome the preliminary outcome of the referendum. These important reforms, including commitments to increasing the power of parliament, advancing gender equality and protecting minority rights, will herald a new era for the Kingdom of Morocco. I look forward to their implementation and the parliamentary elections later this year.”

“I am committed to strengthening and deepening our relations with Morocco. Through the recently announced Arab Partnership Fund, we will work with our Moroccan counterparts to support them in their reform process.”

Published 5 July 2011