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MFA Nasser Bourita holds talks with his Mauritian counterpart

The two parties agreed to support each other in the requests of Morocco and Mauritius at the level of regional and international cooperation mechanisms.

RABAT, Morocco, January 14, 2022/APO Group/ —

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates, Mr. Nasser Bourita, held talks on January 14, 2022, by videoconference, with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade, Minister of Land Transport and Light Rail of the Republic of Mauritius, Mr. Alan Ganoo.

On this occasion, the two ministers welcomed the friendly relations between the two countries, underlining their shared desire to proceed with a revitalization of bilateral cooperation, through the identification of areas of cooperation to promote a qualitative leap and promote a multidimensional association between Both countries. .

Morocco and the Republic of Mauritius have agreed to initiate a new sectoral cooperation dynamic by inviting the ministers of both countries to interact to assess the implementation of the previously signed agreements and jointly identify actions and projects to be undertaken in key sectors, such as health, renewable energies and information technologies.

Mr. Bourita and Mr. Ganoo also highlighted the interest in establishing an ambitious and fruitful cooperation in the maritime sectors, such as port infrastructure, maritime transport, fishing, aquaculture, protection of underwater cultural heritage and renewable marine energies.

As part of the strengthening of the legal framework that governs Moroccan-Mauritian relations, the two ministers agreed on the next signing of agreements that will be finalized between the two countries.

Aware of the importance of developing their partnership in the economic field, the two officials decided to intensify trade, which continues to be below the potential of both countries, and encourage cross-investment dynamics between Morocco and the Republic of Mauritius, inviting the economic operators to multiply missions to explore business and investment opportunities on both sides.

At the multilateral level, the two parties have affirmed their commitment to strengthening consultation and coordination and joining efforts at all levels and on various regional and continental issues of common interest.

The two ministers highlighted the importance of the issue of climate change and the imperative to intensify climate action for a resilient Africa, in particular through the third Island States Climate Commission, which was born thanks to the Royal initiative launched in 2019 in the Marrakesh. Action Summit.

The Mauritian minister praised Morocco’s efforts in the fight against Covid-19 and stressed that the production of the vaccine in the Kingdom is an important step in countering the pandemic at the African level.

Finally, the two parties agreed to support each other in the requests of Morocco and Mauritius at the level of regional and international cooperation mechanisms.

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