HM King Mohammed VI, HM King Felipe VI of Spain Chair Signing Ceremony of Several Cooperation Agreements
PERSISMA, Rabat – HM King Mohammed VI, accompanied by HRH Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan and HRH Prince Moulay Rachid, and HM King Felipe VI of Spain, chaired, Wednesday in Rabat, the signing ceremony of eleven cooperation agreements in several areas.
The agreements, which are meant to give new impetus to cooperation between the two countries, reflect the depth and quality of bilateral relations, as well as the willingness of the two Sovereigns, His Majesty King Mohammed VI and His Majesty King Felipe VI, to strengthen the multidimensional strategic partnership between the two neighboring and friendly countries.
Fight Against Crime
The first agreement is a Memorandum of Understanding on the multidimensional strategic partnership between the Kingdom of Morocco and the Kingdom of Spain. It was signed by Nasser Bourita, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and Josep Borrell Fontelles, Spanish minister of Foreign Affairs, the European Union and Cooperation.
The two ministers also signed the 2nd agreement, a protocol relating to the irrevocable donation of Tangier’s Gran Teatro Cervantes.
The third agreement is on cooperation in the fight against crime. It was signed by the interior ministers of the two countries, Abdelouafi Laftit and Fernando Grande-Marlaska Gomez.
The 4th agreement is a Memorandum of Understanding on the setting-up of a strategic partnership on energy. It was signed by Aziz Rebbah, minister of Energy, Mining and Sustainable Development, and José Dominguez Abascal, Spanish Secretary of State for Energy.
The two officials also signed the 5th agreement, which is a Memorandum of Understanding on the development of a third electric interconnection between the two countries.
The 6th agreement is a Memorandum of Understanding between the National Foundation of Morocco’s Museums and the Spanish Ministry of Culture and Sports for cooperation in museums. It was signed by Mehdi Qotbi, President of the National Foundation of Morocco’s Museums, and José Guirao Cabrera, Spanish minister of Culture and Sport.
The 7th agreement is a Memorandum of Understanding between the National Foundation of Museums and Reina Sofía National Art Museum (Spain), for the organization of an exhibition in Madrid. It was signed by Mehdi Qotbi and José Guirao Cabrera.
Memorandum of Collaboration
The 8th agreement is a Memorandum of Understanding between Morocco’s Royal Archives and the National Heritage of the Kingdom of Spain, for the organization at the Royal Palace in Madrid of an exhibition on the royal collections of the two countries. It was signed by Bahija Simou, Director of the Royal Archives and Alfredo Pérez de Arminan, president of the Board of Directors of Spain’s National Heritage.
The 9th agreement is an advanced memorandum of collaboration for the implementation of the facilitation of trade and passenger flows at the Strait of Gibraltar. It was signed by Fouad Brini, Chairman of the Board of Tanger Med Port Authority and Manuel Moron Ledro, President of the authority port of the Bay of Algeciras.
The 10th agreement is a Memorandum of Understanding between Morocco’s flag carrier Royal Air Maroc (RAM) and IBERIA Airlines. It was signed by Abdelhamid Addou, CEO of RAM, and Luis Gallego, CEO of IBERIA.
The eleventh agreement is a Memorandum of Understanding on assistance and mutual cooperation between the Moroccan Capital Market Authority (AMMC) and Spain’s National Securities Market Commission (CNMV). It was signed by Nezha Hayat, Chairperson of the AMMC and Sebastian Albella Amigo, Chairman of the CNMV.
The signing ceremony of these agreements took place in the presence of the Head of Government, the Speakers of the two Houses of Parliament, the Advisors of HM the King, members of the Government, as well as the official delegation accompanying HM King Felipe VI of Spain.