Morocco, Mauritius to boost cooperation
Morocco and the Republic of Mauritius have agreed to propel a new dynamic in their sectoral cooperation by inviting the government officials of both countries to interact in order to assess the implementation of the agreements previously signed and to jointly identify actions and projects to be undertaken in key sectors, such as health, renewable energies and information technologies.
This willingness was expressed during talks, held Friday by video conference, between the Moroccan and Mauritian Foreign Affairs Ministers, Nasser Bourita and Alan Ganoo.
The two officials welcomed the friendly relations binding the two countries, and stressed their shared desire to proceed to a revitalization of bilateral cooperation, through the identification of areas that are likely to promote a multidimensional partnership.
Bourita and Ganoo also stressed the interest of establishing an ambitious and fruitful cooperation in the maritime sectors, such as port infrastructure, maritime transport, fisheries, aquaculture, protection of underwater cultural heritage and marine renewable energy.
Aware of the importance of developing their partnership in the economic field, the two officials called for intensifying trade, which remains below the potential of both countries, and for encouraging the dynamics of cross-investment between Morocco and the Republic of Mauritius. In this connection, they invited economic operators to multiply missions to explore trade and investment opportunities on both sides.
On the multilateral level, the two parties have affirmed their commitment to strengthening consultation and coordination and to pooling efforts at all levels and on various regional and continental issues of common interest.
In addition, the two ministers highlighted the importance of the theme of climate change and the imperative to intensify climate action in favor of a resilient Africa, particularly through the third Island States Climate Commission, which came into being thanks to the Royal initiative launched at the Marrakech Action Summit.
The Mauritian minister praised Morocco’s efforts in the fight against Covid-19, stressing that the planned production of the vaccine in the Kingdom is an important step in countering the pandemic at the African level.