While the main field of cooperation between Morocco and Equatorial Guinea is education and training, the two countries want to expand collaboration to more sectors.
Rabat – A Moroccan delegation is set to fly to the capital of Equatorial Guinea, Malabo, in April 2020 to discuss means of strengthening bilateral relations.
The Equatoguinean Minister of Foreign Affairs, Simeon Oyono Esono Angue, made the announcement at a press conference after meeting with his Moroccan counterpart, Nasser Bourita, in Rabat, on Tuesday, January 21.
The planned meeting is set to address new ways to develop bilateral cooperation between the two countries and turn bilateral relations into a reference for South-South cooperation.
During his visit to the Moroccan capital, the Equatoguinean diplomat carried a message from President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo to King Mohammed VI.
The message called for strengthening the friendship and cooperation relations between the two countries, Oyono Esono Angue told the press after meeting Bourita.
The official meeting also aimed to examine means and ways to implement the cooperation agreements that Morocco and Equatorial Guinea have signed over their “long-standing relations,” added the minister.
The agreements, concerning different sectors of common interest for the two countries, were signed during the decades of relations between Rabat and Malabo, but have not been implemented yet, according to the official.
Diplomatic ties between Morocco and Equatorial Guinea are more than 40-years-old and the main sector of bilateral cooperation is education and training, a press officer at the Equatoguinean Embassy in Rabat told Morocco World News.
Morocco hosts about 402 young Equatoguinean nationals, who are mostly students. The students attend universities and higher education institutions across Morocco.
The students come to Morocco through a cooperation program between the Equatoguinean government and the Moroccan Agency for International Cooperation (AMCI), added the embassy’s spokesperson.