Rabat and Lisbon signed an agreement on the employment and residence of Moroccan workers in Portugal, aimed at defining the admission and residence procedures applicable to Moroccan citizens to carry out professional activity in Portugal.
On Wednesday, Morocco and Portugal signed an agreement for the employment and residence of Moroccan workers in Portugal, within the framework of the dynamics of modernizing the partnership tools between the two countries.
Initiated following a videoconference meeting between the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates, Mr. Nasser Bourita and the Portuguese Minister of State and Foreign Affairs, Mr. Augusto Santos Silva, this agreement aims to respond efficiently to the increased growth. Demanding Moroccan workers to take advantage of the job opportunities available in the Portuguese economic fabric.
It aims to define the admission and residence procedures applicable to Moroccan nationals to carry out professional activity in the Portuguese Republic, as well as to strengthen cooperation between the two countries in the field of managing regular migration flows.
As a result, this agreement made a number of provisions, including the process of selecting and hiring workers, general working and training conditions, family reunification, social security and taxes.
Under this agreement, the National Agency for the Promotion of Employment and Skills (ANAPEC) and its Portuguese counterpart, the IEFP, will be responsible for implementing its provisions, under the supervision of the relevant government authorities.
The agreement, the second of its kind signed by Portugal (the first with India), provides for the establishment of a joint committee composed of representatives of the competent authorities of both parties (recruitment and consular services) in order to ensure regular monitoring and exchange of information.
The signing ceremony took place in the presence of the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, Rural Development, Water and Forests, Mr. Mohamed Siddiqui, and the Minister of Economic Inclusion, Small Business, Employment and Skills, Mr. Younes El Skoury.
During their video interviews, M. Bureta and Augusto Santos Silva agreed to make the 14th session of the high-level meeting, to be held in Portugal, an opportunity to give bilateral relations a boost commensurate with common aspirations, by exploring new opportunities and creating synergies in terms of value. Chains and investment promotion and triangular cooperation.
In the economic field, Morocco and Portugal strengthened their relations with the creation last November of the Business Council, which set itself the goal of refocusing priorities, consolidating achievements and exploring new innovative avenues for an advanced economic partnership.