Morocco, Qatar Seal 11 Cooperation Agreements

Morocco and Qatar signed 11 cooperation agreements covering education, culture, youth, media, finance, banking, housing, training, handicrafts and agriculture.

The agreements were signed at the end of the seventh Moroccan-Qatari high Joint commission in Rabat under the chairmanship of head of government Saâd Eddine El Othmani and Qatar’s Prime minister and Interior minister Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa AlThani.

During the works of the committee, the two delegations expressed satisfaction at the momentum witnessed in bilateral cooperation since the visit paid by King Mohammed VI to Doha last November.

Speaking on this occasion, El Otmani stressed the need to maintain the endeavor to develop bilateral relations with a view to tapping into the potential of the two countries in all fields.

The Qatari delegation, for its part, lauded Morocco for its lofty stands in support of Arab and Islamic just causes.

The joint statement wrapping up the commission’s works underscored Qatar’s support for Morocco’s territorial integrity and sovereignty over the Sahara.

The Moroccan-Qatari ties were put to a test last June after the outbreak of the crisis opposing Qatar to its GCC neighbors. Rabat adopted a neutral position offering good offices and seeking to bridge the gap between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain which imposed a blockade on Doha in reaction to diverging stands concerning a set of regional issues, chief of which Qatar’s position regarding the Muslim brotherhood.

In the wake of the blockade, Morocco rushed to bring a helping hand of solidarity.

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