Morocco and China signed an executive program to exchange skills, experiences, and expertise, aimed at improving water management.
Rabat – Morocco’s Minister of Equipment, Transport and Water, Abdelkader Amara, and the Chinese Vice-Minister of Water Resources, Wei Shanzhong, signed an executive program in Rabat, which reinforces the accord of understanding signed by Morocco and China in 2006, aimed at strengthening cooperation between the two countries in the area of water resources.
The signing of the new document, which will cover 2020-2022, will lay the foundation for the exchange of experiences and expertise, as well as helping enhance skills in the field of water resource. It will also serve as a basis for joint projects of cooperation and coordination for the implementation of training programs in the field.
The executive program deals with a range of areas such as the maintenance of water installations, the management of extreme events like floods and droughts, and the safeguarding of the quality of water resources.
Talking about the accord with China, Moroccan Minister, Amara, praised excellent Moroccan-Chinese relations, saying that the partnership Morocco and China entered into will further strengthen cooperation between the two countries, especially with regard to water resources.
He added that Morocco will benefit from the extensive experience of the Chinese in water and dam construction, especially since Morocco considers the area of water resources of special importance.
Shanzhong, in turn, highlighted the great opportunities for cooperation existing between Morocco and China, and his country’s willingness and determination to strengthen strategic partnership with Morocco in this regard.