By Loubna Flah
By Loubna Flah
Morocco World News
Casablanca, December 26, 2012
The secretary general of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Mr. Abdelati al Zayani, asserted that the joint action Plan between Gulf countries and Morocco and Jordan for the period (2012-2017) is among the issues that were addressed during the GCC 30th summit hosted by the kingdom of Bahrain from December 24 to 25.
The joint work plan was adopted during the Joint Ministerial Council meeting attended by the Gulf countries ministers of foreign affairs along with their Moroccan and Jordanian fellows on November 7th, 2012.
The Moroccan daily Al Massae reported that Mr. Al Zayani stated that “The joint action plan aims at establishing a strategic and distinguished partnership between the GCC and both countries, Morocco and Jordan.”
The joint action plan will span over 5 years starting from 2012 and aims at consolidating the joint cooperation in politics, economy, agriculture and tourism as well as food security, transport, information technology, renewable energy, environment, social development, scientific research and sport.
The GCC had held last November two separate meetings with the Jordanian minister of foreign affairs Mr. Nasser Jaouda and his Moroccan fellow Mr. Saad Eddine El Othmani.
The statement issued by the GCC revealed that the joint action plan that outlines the areas and the mechanism of this partnership was approved by the GCC members.
The partners have also consented to hold regular meetings to discuss the terms of the cooperation and to issue a set of recommendations that will be shared with the GCC members.