Rabat, Dakar Gear Up Cooperation, Giving Momentum To South-South Partnership
Morocco and Senegal are two old friend countries boasting an enduring and special relationship based on the values of freedom, democracy, enterprise and mutual respect.
The two countries are busy working building a modern and model South-South partnership tackling shared challenges and promoting mutual prosperity.
King Mohammed VI paid several visit to Senegal wherein he launched landmark socioeconomic development projects. During latest royal historical visit to this African country, the Sovereign addressed Moroccan people from Dakar on the occasion of the Green March, an unprecedented event showing the depth and solidity of the Moroccan relations.
During this visit, the Moroccan monarch received a warm welcome from Senegalese people and had a private meeting with president Macky Sall. The two leaders chaired later on signing ceremony of numerous cooperation accords.
These accords seek to boost small-scale agriculture in Senegal, octopus farming and preservation in this African country which received 12 Moroccan inflatable boats for rescue operations and monitoring of fishing activities.
King Mohammed VI and President Sall also chaired the launch ceremony of an Entrepreneurship Training Center to provide training on business creation to 300 young people a year in various sectors including tourism.
The center will also offer assistance to 100 young people carry out their projects.
The two Heads of State also visited Dakar Hospital where the Moroccan Sovereign donated to the Senegalese Aids Control National Council 1.6 tons of medicines to combat this deadly disease.
On the sidelines of the royal visit, the two countries’ carriers are also exploring partnership and joint business opportunities.
During the royal visit to Senegal, four partnership agreements, mapped out by the Moroccan-Senegalese Economic Impulse Group, were inked under chairmanship of King Mohammed VI and President Macky Sall.
The goal of these agreements is to promote tourism between two countries, set up a trade exhibition for social, solidarity economy & handicrafts, establish a Senegalese center for the development of IT & digital competence and create joint venture between Moroccan “La voie express” and Senegalese company “Tex Courrier”.
The Moroccan-Senegalese Economic Impulse Group endeavors more support for the sectors of transportation & logistics, an economic intelligence unit, better coordination between public and private sectors.
To achieve the goals set by the two countries leaders, the Moroccan & Senegalese businessmen call for more investment and tourism flow, support for the social economy, the removal of trade barriers, harmonized health standards and that signing of a trade deal with ECOWAS to get access to this market with huge business opportunities.