Morocco, El Salvador Set Four-year Cooperation Roadmap

The Kingdom of Morocco and the Republic of El Salvador have agreed on Saturday in San Salvador on a four-year cooperation roadmap (2019-2022), which marks the opening of a new page in bilateral relations between the two countries, based on mutual respect, a strong partnership and active solidarity.

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This roadmap covers several areas, including regular political consultations, diplomacy, training and higher education, youth, technical cooperation in key sectors (vocational training, water, health, agriculture, energy, tourism), human development, security cooperation as well as support for development projects and exchanges of visits, said a joint statement signed by the Moroccan minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Nasser Bourita, and his Salvadoran counterpart, Alexandra Hill Tinoco, in the presence of President of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele.

Under this cooperation roadmap, which will be implemented by the Moroccan Agency for International Cooperation (AMCI), Morocco and El Salvador have agreed to hold regular discussions through high-level meetings between the Foreign ministers and senior officials of the two countries on issues of common interest, on the basis of the Memorandum of Understanding for the establishment of political consultations between the two parties.

It also aims to strengthen bilateral cooperation in the area of renewable energies and energy efficiency and the management of illegal immigration and will enable El Salvador benefit from the Moroccan experience in the fight against poverty and social exclusion, the fight against transnational organized crime and drugs-trafficking, and borders control.

The joint statement was issued on the sidelines of an audience granted by the Salvadoran President to the Moroccan Foreign Minister.

On this occasion, President Bukele announced the decision of his country to withdraw its recognition of the so-called “SADR”, and to support Morocco’s territorial integrity.

 

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