Morocco Guinea Reiterate Shared Will to Make Partnership Model of Inter-African Cooperation

The Kingdom of Morocco and the Republic of Guinea reiterated, on Monday in Dakhla, their shared desire to make their partnership relations a model of inter-African cooperation.

In a joint statement issued at the end of the 7th session of the Morocco-Guinea Joint Cooperation Commission, co-chaired by Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates, Nasser Bourita, and Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Integration and Guineans Living Abroad, Morissanda Kouyaté, the two parties underlined the interest shown by the two Heads of State, HM King Mohammed VI, and His Excellency Colonel Mamadi Doumbouya, in the development of economic relations between the two brotherly countries, as part of a new partnership strategy.

The two ministers hailed the sustained pace of mutually beneficial and fruitful bilateral cooperation between the two countries, as well as the prospects for diversifying and consolidating this partnership in promising sectors such as training, agriculture, food security, sea fishing, hydraulics, health, energy, port management and mining.

Bourita expressed the Kingdom’s readiness to contribute to socio-economic development efforts in the Republic of Guinea, particularly in priority sectors such as security, fisheries, health, social development, agriculture, vocational training, water and energy.

The two ministers also reaffirmed the desire of the Kingdom of Morocco and the Republic of Guinea to develop an ambitious Public-Private Partnership (PPP) that would be mutually beneficial for both countries, to serve as a model for South-South cooperation on the continent.

Emphasizing that the seventh session of the Morocco-Guinea Joint Commission took place in a climate of cordiality and mutual understanding, they affirmed that this meeting had helped to breathe new life into the excellent relations linking the two countries.

During their talks, added the joint statement, the two ministers expressed their satisfaction at the excellent ties of friendship and solidarity between the two countries, and praised the quality of the feelings of esteem and respect that characterize the relations between His Majesty King Mohammed VI and His Excellency Colonel Mamadi Doumbouya, Chairman of the National Committee of Reconciliation and Development (CNRD), Head of State, Supreme Chief of the Armed Forces.

In this respect, Bourita recalled the positive momentum generated by Kouyaté’s visit to Rabat on May 09, expressing the Kingdom of Morocco’s full readiness to continue working to give renewed impetus to this momentum of cooperation and solidarity.

He also reiterated the thanks and gratitude of the Government of Morocco for the unconditional support that the Republic of Guinea has always given to the Kingdom, as demonstrated by the positions it has taken in various regional and international bodies, the joint statement noted, adding that the two parties have agreed, to this end, to support, in a concerted and mutual manner, the Moroccan and Guinean bids at the level of these bodies.

At the end of the seventh session of the Morocco-Guinea Joint Cooperation Commission, the two parties expressed their satisfaction with the outcome of this important meeting, which enabled them to examine and identify various cooperation projects and actions to be carried out jointly, welcoming the spirit of fraternity and mutual understanding that marked the proceedings.

The two parties agreed to hold the eighth session of the Morocco-Guinea Joint Cooperation Commission in Conakry, on a date to be decided by mutual diplomatic agreement, concluded the joint statement.

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