Morocco, EU Discuss Means to Promote Cooperation in Energy Sector
Rabat – Minister of Energy, Mining and Sustainable Development, Aziz Rabbah, and head of the EU delegation in Morocco, ambassador Claudia Wiedey, discussed, Tuesday in Rabat, means to strengthen cooperation between Morocco and the European Union in the energy sector.
During this meeting, Rabbah highlighted the major reforms undertaken by Morocco as part of its energy strategy, as well as the investment opportunities offered by this sector at all levels, in addition to other questions related to the development of the mining sector, climate change, coastal issues, air pollution and the circular economy, said a statement by the ministry of Energy.
“Sustainable development, energy and mining need to be considered as part of an integrated approach in order to facilitate investment and create jobs, given that these two sectors are important economic levers that should attract the interest of major donors,” added the same source.
During this meeting, Rabbah also raised topics that could be the subject of future partnerships with the EU, notably the exchange of experiences with EU member countries and associations, improvement of governance of energy project management, promotion of investments in the energy sector and the upgrading of the electricity distribution network.
Rabbah also said that the mining and geology sectors have not been included in EU cooperation programs and proposed to include them in the new 2018-2020 roadmap.