Morocco- Morocco, Ethiopia to Hold Joint Commission on Bilateral Projects

Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Bourita revealed on February 5 in Addis Ababa that a new road map has been established to further bilateral cooperation between Morocco and Ethiopia.

The decision to cement the vastly improving Moroccan-Ethiopian diplomatic ties is the culmination of King Mohammed VI’s visit to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital, in 2016.

Bourita is currently representing King Mohammed VI at the 35th Ordinary Session of the AU Summit, which kicked off yesterday in the Ethiopian capital.

Bourita stressed that some investments have been made already while others are still in the process of being completed.

The Moroccan Minister noted that he had talks with his Ethiopian counterpart Demeke Mekonnen to hold a meeting of the Moroccan-Ethiopian Joint Commission to examine all projects conducted since the Royal visit to Addis Ababa.

In a press briefing held on the sidelines of the 35th ordinary session of the AU Summit, Bourita recalled the major projects and investments that have been implemented between the two countries.

He also highlighted the establishment of a fertilizer plant in Ethiopia. The project was carried out by Morocco’s OCP Group and the Ethiopian government who signed in September 2021 a Joint Development Agreement to develop the fertilizer plant in the East African country.

The project aims to strengthen food security in the region while combining two African natural resources into a product that aims to bring economic benefits to both sides of the agreement.

The minister further explained that the joint commission’s mission is to examine the projects that have been implemented while identifying the reasons why other projects have not been carried out.

Since the King’s visit to Ethiopia, the two countries have signed several agreements to boost bilateral cooperation, Bourita added, stressing the need to involve both private and public stakeholders in advancing the improving relationship between Addis Ababa and Rabat.

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