Morocco was the first country to obtain the “Partner for Local Democracy” status from the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities at its 36th Session in April 2019. This status offers the Council of Europe’s neighbouring countries an ideal platform for dialogue and institutional contacts with their European counterparts.

The Moroccan delegation comprises 6 representatives and 6 substitutes who may sit alongside Congress members and contribute to the debates during sessions – albeit without the right to vote – and to the work of its Monitoring, Current Affairs and Governance committees.

The status is inspired by the Partner for Democracy Status of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), which Morocco has held since 2011 and which allows it to participate in the Assembly's activities.

See also: "Morocco – first 'Partner for local democracy'"

Head of the Delegation

Mohand LAENSER
President of the Fès-Meknès Region (President of the ARM)
Laenser@gmail.com
Political Party: MP


Deputy Head of the Delegation

Mohamed BOUDRA
President of the Al Hoceima Commune (President of the AMPCC)
boudra1960@gmail.com
Political Party: PAM


Secretariat of the Delegation

Mostafa AMEUR
Director at the General Directorate of Territorial Authorities (DGCT) of the Ministry of the Interior
mameur@interieur.gov.ma


Secretariats of Associations

Association of Moroccan Regions (ARM) - in Arabic and French only
Boutaina FALSY
Cooperation and International Relations Officer
falsyboutaina@gmail.com

 

Moroccan Association of Presidents of Prefectural and Provincial Councils (AMPCPP) - in Arabic and French only
Abdelfatah SKIR
Executive Director
abdelfatahskir@hotmail.fr

 

Moroccan Association of Mayors (AMPCC)
Hamid GHONO
Communication Officer
ghonohamid@yahoo.fr

 

M’Hamed NEJJARI
Project Officer
nejjarimh@gmail.com

Composition of the National Delegation

Monitoring Committee

Representatives Representatives

Mohamed BOUDRA
President of the Al Hoceima Commune (President of the AMPCC)
boudra1960@gmail.com
Political Party: PAM


Aicha AÏT HADDOU
President the Azilal Commune
Aithaddou72@gmail.com
Political Party: PAM

substitutes substitutes

Sidi Hamdi OULD RACHID
President of the Laâyoune-Sakia El Hamra Region
regionlbs@hotmail.com
Political Party: PI


Mohamed Yassine DAOUDI
President of the Guisser Commune
yassinemailing@gmail.com
Political Party: RNI

Governance Committee

Representatives Representatives

Saâd BEN MBAREK
President of the Prefectural Council of Rabat (President of the AMPCPP)
b.saad.avocat@gmail.com
Political Party: RNI


Moulay Hamdi OULED ERRACHID
President of the Laâyoune Commune
Municipa1@hotmail.fr
Political Party: PI

Substitutes Substitutes

Fatna EL KHYEL
President of the Arbaoua Commune
e.fatna@menara.ma
Political Party: MP


Abdelaziz OMARI
President of the Casablanca Commune
abdelaazizomari@Casablancacity.ma
Political Party: PJD

Current Affairs Committee

Representatives Representatives

Mohand LAENSER
President of the Fès-Meknès Region (President of the ARM)
Laenser@gmail.com
Political Party: MP


Badiâ BENNANI
President of the Agdal Hay Riyad-Rabat District Council
dr.badiaben@gmail.com
Political Party: PJR

substitutes substitutes

Jamila AFIF
President of the Marrakech Prefectoral Council 
conseilpref@gmail.com
Political Party : PAM


Yenja EL KHATTAT
President of the Dakhla-Oued Ed-Dahab Region
regiondakhlaod@gmail.com
Political Party: PI