Morocco, Burkina Faso to Cooperate on Renewable Energy

Morocco and Burkina Faso signed a framework agreement to cooperate on renewable energy projects notably through the exchange of expertise and know-how.

The agreement was signed recently in Rabat by head of Morocco’s renewable energy agency (MASEN) Mustapha Bakkoury and Burkina Faso’s energy Minister Bachir Ismael Ouedraogo.

This cooperation agreement fits into Burkina Faso’s endeavor to follow the example of Morocco in promoting the contribution of renewable energies in its energy mix.

The deal also confirms that renewable energy is now becoming a key part of Morocco’s African policy. The North African kingdom has signed similar deals with Sub-Saharan countries in a bid to champion a south-south cooperation approach permeated by solidarity.

The North African country is on its way to achieve the goal of generating 52% of Morocco’s energy mix from renewable energy.

The Noor-Ouarzazate solar power complex, the world’s largest, will provide electricity for 1.1 million people.

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