Morocco, Rwanda resolved to develop their cooperation

Morocco, Rwanda resolved to develop their cooperation

Morocco and Rwanda materialized their shared resolve to bolster their growing relations with the signing of two new cooperation agreements in Rabat on Friday.

 

The first agreement provides for the setting up of a Steering Committee for cooperation between the two governments, while the second concerns cooperation in the area of sports.

 

The agreements were signed by Morocco’s Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita and his visiting Rwandan counterpart Vincent Biruta.

 

The two officials noted, with satisfaction, the convergence of points of view of the two countries on issues of common interest, in particular peace and security in Africa, South-South cooperation, food security, sustainable development and reform of the African Union.

 

Speaking to reporters at the end of these talks, the Rwandan top diplomat commended the “excellent relations” between Morocco and Rwanda in the political, economic and business level. He recalled that there are a number of investment projects under way, expressing hope to see more Moroccan and Rwandan businesswomen and businessmen establish partnerships to invest in Rwanda, Morocco or elsewhere.

 

Mr. Biruta also underlined Rwanda’s commitment to work alongside Morocco at the level of international bodies on matters of regional or global interest.

 

For his part, Bourita stressed that relations between the two countries have entered a new era since the visit of King Mohammed VI to Rwanda in 2016.

 

The opening of a Rwandan embassy in Morocco last January reflects the new impetus given to bilateral relations, he said, recalling the two parties’ commitment to implementing the agreements and projects launched over the past few years.

“Beyond our bilateral agenda, what brings us together are issues related to the development of Africa,” he noted.

 

“The maturity of our relations allows us to move to a higher level and consider a real projection of our cooperation in Africa,” Bourita underlined.

 

The Moroccan-Rwandan Joint Commission will meet in Kigali, next year to further discussions on the various aspects of bilateral relations and explore new avenues for cooperation.

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