Morocco, China Strengthen Cooperation in Water Resources
Rabat – Minister of Equipment, Transport, Logistics and Water, Abdelkader Amara, and Chinese Vice-Minister of Water Resources, Wei Shanzhong, signed Thursday in Rabat an executive program of the Memorandum of Understanding on Water Resources Cooperation for the period 2020-2022.
The signing of the executive program, which is part of the strategic partnership between the two countries following the historic visit made by HM King Mohammed VI to Beijing in May 2016, is aimed at developing bilateral cooperation between Morocco and China in the area of water resources and revitalizing the Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the field of water resources signed in Rabat in 2006.
This executive program will help share experiences and expertise in water resources, improve skills and develop joint projects of cooperation and coordination for the implementation of training programs in the field of water resources.
The program covers several areas, including the maintenance of water installations, the management of extreme events (floods and drought) and the preservation of the quality of water resources.
Speaking on this occasion, Amara highlighted the excellent relations between Morocco and China, noting that the strategic partnership with China will strengthen cooperation in the area of water resources.
China has extensive experience in water and dam construction, he said, adding that Morocco attaches special importance to this vital sector.
For his part, Shanzhong expressed his country’s willingness to boost cooperation in water management with Morocco, noting that there are great opportunities for cooperation between the two countries.
China is determined to strengthen its strategic partnership with Morocco and to diversify areas of cooperation, he pointed out.
Shanzhong, who is leading a high-level delegation on a working visit to Morocco, has held talks with several Moroccan senior officials.