Germany backs Morocco’s reforms – Joint Statement

Germany backs Morocco’s reforms – Joint Statement

Germany supports the reforms undertaken by Morocco over the past two decades, which have led to significant political, economic and social progress under the leadership of King Mohammed VI, underlined a Joint statement issued on Thursday following video talks between Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita and German Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Svenja Schulze.

The talks, the first between the two ministers, enshrined the shared interest to further intensify development cooperation in a spirit of global partnership and mutual respect, the joint statement said.

Germany and Morocco are bound by long-standing development cooperation, marked by trust in the areas of economic development and employment, sustainable development, climate, renewable energy and water, according to the document.

The two ministers praised the great potential of bilateral relations, reaffirming their shared resolve to give them an additional impetus to meet the challenges and requirements of the post-Covid recovery.

Regarding development cooperation, the two parties agreed, among other things, to resume the impetus given to Morocco’s New Development Model (NMD), while promoting post-Covid-19 economic recovery. Both ministers welcomed the fact that German development cooperation aims to support, even more than before, the transition to renewable energy in Morocco.

They also praised the great potential of development cooperation between Morocco and Germany in the perspective of cooperation in sectors of the future, such as the development of a green hydrogen economy, reaffirming the shared interest to intensify cooperation in this area in particular. To this end, bilateral development cooperation will use all instruments and tools involving all stakeholders.

The German development cooperation also contributes to strengthening the strategic, multidimensional and privileged relationship between the European Union and Morocco.

In the coming weeks, the aim will be to develop a common vision of priorities and appropriate opportunities for the implementation of this cooperation over the coming years, with a view to deepening dialogue and cooperation and contributing to a joint effort to face up future regional and global challenges, the Joint Statement added.

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