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Morocco, Guinea sign 8 agreements to boost bilateral cooperation

Morocco, Guinea sign 8 agreements to boost bilateral cooperation

Morocco World News | 10th July 2023

By Safaa Kasraoui

Morocco and Guinea signed eight cooperation agreements and conventions during the 7th session of the Moroccan-Guinean joint cooperation commission on Monday.

Morocco’s Foreign Affairs Minister Nasser Bourita co-chaired the meeting in Dakhla, in southern Morocco along with his Guinean counterpart Morissanda Kouyate.

The agreements include a security cooperation deal, with the goal of strengthening “cooperation mechanisms” so both countries can act jointly against terrorism and other forms of transnational crimes – including drug trafficking and irregular migration.

Morocco and Guinea also signed an agreement on international road transport of passengers and goods, with a shared objective to improve the sector.

One of the agreements signed also concerns the field of hydrocarbons, with the two countries pledging to create a collaboration framework to implement actions resulting in the realization of projects in the sector.

Morocco and Guinea also signed memoranda of understanding, including one that aims to strengthen and promote cultural cooperation. The two countries share good diplomatic ties based on exchanges and cooperation in different sectors, including trade.

During the meeting, the two ministers commended the bilateral cooperation between Morocco and Guinea, reiterating their countries’ shared desire to contribute to improving relations and cooperation in a wide range of sectors.

Morocco’s FM also renewed Rabat’s readiness to continue contributing to socio-economic development efforts, particularly in sectors like security, fisheries, health, social developments, agriculture, and vocational training.

Under the agreement to boost cooperation in vocational training, both countries seek to strengthen cooperation related to reserving a quota of 150 teaching places for the benefit of young trainees in levels and specialities defined by the Guinean Ministry of Technical Education and Vocational Training.

The training program is set to last for three years at the rate of 50 places per year, starting at the start of the 2023-2024 academic year. Kouyate also expressed satisfaction with cooperation with Morocco, highlighting King Mohammed VI’s vision prioritizing African development and intra-African dialogue.

According to the chief of Guinean diplomacy, the joint meeting with Morocco was a “testimony to the new dynamic that our two countries intend to imprint on their relations.”

 source: Morocco World News