A Moroccan-Chinese forum took place this week remotely on the theme ” Morocco-Sichuan: for a win-win partnership in the water sector“.
This meeting, organized by the Moroccan Drinking Water and Sanitation Association (AMEPA), the Moroccan-Chinese Friendship and Exchange Association (AAEMC) and the Moroccan Pumping and Water Treatment Association ‘Water (AMPTE) in partnership with the Sichuan People’s Association for Friendship with Foreigners and the Sichuan NGO Network for International Exchanges, was an opportunity to present the public, private sectors as well as those of the training and research in the fields of water and sanitation in Morocco and the Sichuan region in China.
During this forum, exchanges took place between the representatives of the two countries with a view to establishing a win-win partnership to strengthen the links between Morocco and China in the water and liquid sanitation sectors. .
This meeting comes the day after the signing, between Morocco and China, of an agreement on the plan for the joint implementation of “ belt and road initiative and which aims to promote access to Chinese funding to carry out major projects in Morocco and to facilitate trade, the creation of joint ventures in various fields (industrial and energy sectors, research and technological cooperation) .
In a press release, the organizers specify that this Morocco-China forum is the result of a third forum ” Dialogue of Sino-Moroccan Historical and Cultural Cities “organized jointly last June in which the President of the Moroccan Association of Pumping and Water Treatment, Mohamed Amine, had participated, and who had requested the organization of a meeting ” Morocco-China » dedicated exclusively to the subject of Water.
” Covid-19 has taught us the importance of access to drinking water and sanitation to ensure hand hygiene and save lives. According to the World Health Organization, washing your hands well is one of the best ways to fight the spread of Covid-19 and yet not all of us on our planet have access to sanitation and sanitation. ‘potable water“, underlined the organizers.