China And Morocco Sign Joint Statement On Strategic Partnership

Bethesda, Maryland, USA, 05/12/2016 /SubmitPressRelease123/

Morocco’s King Mohammed VI and Chinese President Xi Jinping signed on Wednesday, May 11, 2016, at the Great Hall of the people in Beijing, a joint statement establishing a strategic partnership between the two countries.

The two leaders presided over the signing ceremony of several cooperation documents related to the legal, economic, financial, industrial, cultural, tourist, energy, infrastructure and consular sectors.

The first document is a memorandum on the economic and industrial partnership to reinforce cooperation between the two countries in promising sectors likely to create jobs and value added, mainly car industry, textile/clothing, electrical goods, aeronautics, and logistics as well as other sectors of shared interest.

The second document is a memorandum of understanding on the creation of a zone for economic and industrial cooperation.

The third is an extradition agreement under which the two parties commit, reciprocally, to handing individuals on their territories while being sued or sentenced by the judiciary authorities of the other party.

The fourth is a judicial cooperation agreement, in the criminal area.

The fifth, which is an economic and technical cooperation agreement (100 million yuans).

The sixth is a memorandum of understanding on exemption and procedure simplification for some visa categories.

The seventh is a memorandum of understanding on railway cooperation between ‘China Railways’ and Morocco’s railway company ‘ONCF’.

The eighth is a memorandum of understanding to reinforce cooperation in the sector of infrastructure construction.

The ninth document is a program for the implementation of the cultural cooperation agreement (2016-2020).

The tenth is a cooperation agreement on the sectors of geology and mining.

The eleventh is an agreement of currency SWAP between the two countries’ central banks, namely Bank Al Maghrib and People’s Bank of China.

The twelfth agreement is a MoU to foster tourism cooperation, on a reciprocal basis, through encouraging promotional activities, training tourism professionals, organizing internships and exchanging experts.

The thirteenth document is a cooperation agreement on the sectors of hydrocarbons and energy. The memorandum, which covers the sectors of oil and gas exploration, unconventional hydrocarbons, electricity, renewable energy, and energy efficiency.

The fourteenth document is a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the field of food security concerning imported and exported products.

The fifteenth document is a cooperation agreement in the fields of science, technology and defense industry. 


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