Morocco, Malawi ink Four Cooperation Agreements Covering Various Areas

Morocco, Malawi ink Four Cooperation Agreements Covering Various Areas

Morocco and Malawi signed, on the 24 of October 2020, four agreements in Rabat covering the fields of agriculture, food security, higher education, scientific research, housing, urban development, water and sanitation.

These agreements were inked following talks between Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Expatriates, Mr. Nasser Bourita, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Malawi, Mr. Eisenhower Nduwa Mkaka.

Speaking to reporters after the signing of these agreements, Mr. Bourita said these are 4 "important" memorandums of understanding which strengthen bilateral relations and consolidate the legal framework of the partnership between Morocco and Malawi.

"We have established a roadmap of cooperation for the years to come", including the increase in the number of scholarships granted to students from Malawi, both in academic institutes and in vocational training centers of the Kingdom, he noted, adding that the number of these scholarships should rise to 100 per year.

The two parties also agreed to relaunch the integrated cooperation project in the field of agriculture, while initiating contacts to establish cooperation in the field of renewable energies, and in particular solar energy, Bourita pointed out.

Cooperation in the field of youth and sports was also mentioned as a priority area of cooperation between the two countries, the Moroccan minister said.

There is a broad convergence of views between Morocco and Malawi on regional and international issues, he stressed, while reiterating "Morocco's readiness, in accordance with the instructions of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, to accompany Malawi in this important phase of its history and to give all the needed support to the action of its president Mr. Lazarus Chakwera to strengthen the stability and development of the country".

For his part, Mr. Nduwa Mkaka said that "it is a great day" in the history of bilateral relations, noting that the two parties are giving birth to a new future-oriented relationship based on mutual respect.

While thanking the Kingdom for this partnership, Mr. Nduwa Mkaka said he was confident that these agreements will be beneficial to both peoples.