Morocco and Zambia expressed, on Tuesday, their common will to deepen and broaden cooperation in many areas.
A joint statement issued following talks between the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Abroad, Nasser Bourita, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Zambia, Stanley Kasongo Kakubo, indicated that this meeting was an opportunity to review all bilateral relations in different sectors, noting that the two ministers had fruitful talks during which they welcomed the excellent ties between friendship and solidarity between the two countries.
On this occasion, the statement added, the two parties expressed their satisfaction with the steady pace of mutually beneficial cooperation between the two countries and agreed that it was possible to deepen and broaden cooperation in many areas such as such as agriculture, renewable energies, education, vocational training, tourism and infrastructure.
In this regard, Mr. Bourita reiterated Morocco’s commitment to support the strengthening and development of human capacities in Zambia, through the granting of scholarships and other training programs.
For his part, Mr. Kakudo expressed his “deep gratitude” towards Morocco’s actions for a developed education sector and a well-trained workforce in Zambia in particular and in Africa in general, reports the same source.
Recognizing the significant economic potential offered by Morocco and Zambia, the two parties have agreed to further develop and diversify their mutually beneficial sectoral partnership, the statement said, explaining that the objective is to also increase business opportunities. , ensuring an advantageous environment for Moroccan and Zambian investors.
In this perspective, they agreed to initiate cooperation in the agricultural sector, by launching pilot projects in the fields of soil study, irrigation and fertilizers, and in the industrial sector, by encouraging exchange of knowledge and expertise, with particular emphasis on the development of joint ventures in the manufacture of electric cars, given the complementarity between the two countries.
The two ministers also agreed to encourage the sectoral ministers of the two countries to strengthen their cooperation.
The two parties thus reaffirmed the importance of the Joint Cooperation Commission (JCC) as a key mechanism to strengthen the ongoing collaboration between the two countries and recognized the need to hold it regularly, the document said, specifying that They agreed that the inaugural session of the CCM will be held on a date to be determined through diplomatic channels.