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Morocco and Finland to Work Together in Developing Green Economy

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Rabat – “Morocco offers huge potential for investment in sectors related to the green economy,” said Finnish minister of Environment, Energy and Housing, Kimmo Tiilikainen during a meeting with minister of Energy, Mining and Sustainable Development, Aziz Rabbah.

Tiilikainen, who is leading a delegation of 19 representatives of companies operating in the sectors of water, waste management, energy and the bio-economy, said that Finland ranks among the greenest countries in the world and shares with Morocco the desire to increase in the very near future the use of energy from renewable sources.

The Finish minister said that his country is committed to sorting, waste recovery and waste water treatment, which are at the heart of Finland’s environmental policy.

Promoting the clean technology sector is “an efficient and intelligent way of opening up new avenues to green growth and the circular economy,” he said.

Morocco’s progress in the transition to a green and ecological society could be enhanced through cooperation with Finland.

“Morocco has the assurance of benefiting from our expertise and our solutions in the field of renewable energy,” said the Finnish minister, adding that through this meeting, bilateral relations and the opening up of new prospects for cooperation between the two countries will be consolidated.

Rabbah said his willing to strengthen cooperation with his Finish counterpart in the energy field, highlighting the major reforms undertaken by Morocco in the field of environmental and energy strategy.

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