Morocco and Mauritania signed a partnership agreement in the fields of hydrocarbons and mines on Wednesday in Nouakchott, on the sidelines of the 5th “Mauritanides”, a conference-exhibition on the oil and mining sector in Mauritania.
This agreement was signed by Director General of the Moroccan Office of Hydrocarbons and Mines (ONHYM), Mrs. Amina Benkhadra, and the Director General of the Mauritanian Company of Hydrocarbons and Mining Heritage (SMHPM), Fall N’Guissaly.
The agreement that was in the pipeline for a few months aims to strengthen the exchange of expertise, know-how, information, and documentation between the two countries in the field of hydrocarbons and to upgrade the personnel’s organizational learning.
The large Moroccan delegation, which participated in the Mauritanides, convened Dec. 11 to 13, held meeting with several companies operating in the fields of hydrocarbons and mines, as well as with Mauritanian officials on the prospects of Moroccan-Mauritanian partnership.
On the sidelines of the event, Nouakchott hosted a business forum aimed at boosting Mauritanian-Moroccan partnership in the energy field.
The forum, held under the auspices of the Pan-African Confederation of Electricity (CAFELEC), was co-organized by the Moroccan Federation of Electricity, Electronics and Renewable Energies (FENELEC Morocco) and the Mauritanian Electricity Company (SOMELEC).
Morocco has been helping Mauritania, which is diversifying its resources by investing in renewable energy, to harness the full potential of its extensive renewable energy resources.
Although there is a wide-range of renewable energy technologies that are currently being deployed in Mauritania, the country currently lacks the know-how and human capital needed to support the continued growth of this new economic sector.