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Morocco to Build Sports Complex in Mauritania

The building will include facilities for football, basketball, and other entertainment activities.

Rabat – Morocco’s Minister of Youth, Sports, and Culture, Hassan Abyaba, signed an agreement to build a sports complex in the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott. The Moroccan minister signed the agreement with his Mauritanian counterpart on Tuesday, November 12.

According to the agreement, the sports complex will provide spaces for football, basketball, and other entertainment activities.

Morocco will also renovate Nouakchott’s youth center. The facility is located near the Moroccan cultural center in the Mauritanian capital.

The Moroccan official has not shared the estimated budget for the projects or the deadline.

Abyaba signed the agreement at the 9th annual festival of Ancient Cities in Chinguetti, Mauritania. The minister led the Moroccan delegation at the event, with Morocco attending as the guest of honor.

The agreement is part of Morocco’s efforts to develop its relations with Mauritania.

On August 1, 2019, Morocco’s Head of Government Saad Eddine El Othmani attended the inauguration ceremony of the new Mauritanian president Mohamed Ould Cheikh El Ghazouani.

“Morocco is aiming to further reinforce its excellent and historical relation with Mauritania,” said El Othmani during his visit.

The partnership also aims to share some of the Moroccan experience in terms of sports infrastructure with Mauritania. The Kingdom’s southern neighbor will host the U-20 African Cup of Nations in 2021.

Morocco has already hosted several international sporting events, including the 2018 African Nations Championship, the 2019 African Games, among other high level competitions.