China Lauds Morocco’s Will to Become Electricity Exporter
Rabat – Chinese Minister for energy national administration Nur Bekri lauded, on Monday in Rabat, the will of Morocco to break its electricity dependency and become an exporter.
“We commend resolutions and efforts made by Morocco in the development of renewable energy and electricity networks to achieve energy independence,” said Bekri at the first meeting of the steering committee on the energy and hydrocarbons cooperation agreement, inked by the two countries during HM King Mohammed VI’s official visit in China in May 2016.
He added that China possesses a sound experience in technology, electricity networks, and wind and photovoltaic plants, underlining that his country is ready to share with Morocco its expertize and financial support through the China Exim Bank and the Industrial and commercial Bank of China.
Given its geographical location, Morocco is a very rich country in terms of solar and wind resources, Bekri said, recalling that Power China Group have contributed in the extension projects of Jerada Thermal Plant and Noor Plant “two leading projects mirroring Moroccan-Chinese cooperation”.
For his part, energy minister Aziz Rabbah underlined that this meeting is an opportunity to implement the Morocco-China Energy and Hydrocarbons Cooperation Agreement, adding that the talks follow the adoption of the Moroccan government’s action program which stipulates that carrying out the strategic energy partnership with China is a priority for the next 5 years.