SENEGAL-MOROCCO-ROYALVISIT: Morocco and Senegal resolved to give new impetus to economic and trade cooperation
PERSISMA, Dakar, Mar.19, 2013 – Morocco and Senegal expressed their shared will to give a new impetus to bilateral economic and trade cooperation, by holding the soonest, the 14th session of the joint cooperation grand commission, says a joint communiqué released Tuesday at the end of the official visit to Senegal by HM King Mohammed VI.
The two heads of state, HM King Mohammed VI and Senegalese president, Macky Sall, who expressed thanks to the sovereign for Morocco’s support to his country’s economic and social development, hailed the actions undertaken to consolidate economic and trade cooperation and expressed will to give a new impetus to bilateral cooperation.
HM the King and the Senegalese president have, in this context instructed their respective delegations to give a new impetus to bilateral cooperation and convene, as soon as possible, the 14th session of the joint cooperation grand commission”, says the communiqué.
The two heads of state, who voiced satisfaction at the signing of an agreement on international land transport of goods and persons and a protocol agreement on mining, hydrocarbons, electricity and renewable energies, also finalized an agreement on sea transport providing for opening a new sea line between Morocco and Senegal, to be signed shortly. They also noted and hailed actions already undertaken to consolidate economic and trade relations, mainly the holding of Moroccan-Senegalese joint economic and trade days in December 2011 in Dakar, Morocco’s remarkable participation in Dakar’s international fair, the holding of Moroccan-Senegalese economic conference, on the sidelines of this fair, in the presence of over a hundred Moroccan and over a hundred Senegalese economic operators, and the holding by the Moroccan national federation of electricity and electronics (FENELEC) of the 3rd Africa-Morocco forum on electricity in May 2011 in Dakar.
Regarding Africa’s economic and social development, the two countries called for consolidating and diversifying inter-Africa cooperation within a spirit of solidarity.
They also called the international community to take the appropriate measures to help the African continent overcome its hardships that have been worsened by the economic and financial crisis.
In this context, the Senegalese president renewed his country’s will to support the swift conclusion of a trade and investment agreement between Morocco and the Economic and monetary union of West Africa. (MAP) SH