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Monday 24 June 2019

Morocco, Barbados Eager to Coordinate Actions to Promote Cooperation Between Africa and Caribbean Countries, Joint Statement

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Morocco, Barbados Eager to Coordinate Actions to Promote Cooperation Between Africa and Caribbean Countries, Joint Statement

Morocco and Barbados have agreed to coordinate their actions to promote cooperation between Africa and the Caribbean countries.

In a joint statement signed, on Friday in Rabat, by Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita and Foreign Minister of Barbados Jerome Walcott at the end of the working visit by Prime Minister Mia Mottley to the Kingdom, the two countries also agreed to maintain and strengthen a permanent and constructive dialogue between Morocco and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).

On this occasion, the Prime Minister of Barbados highlighted the role of HM King Mohammed VI as an African leader by building bridges between continents through south-south cooperation, said the document.

The two sides, who also discussed various international issues, signed a triennial bilateral cooperation road map 2019-2021 and a memorandum of understanding for the establishment of a mechanism for political consultations.

Through the signing of this road map and memorandum of understanding, the two countries pledge to reinforce and deepen the political dialogue and to promote bilateral cooperation in the economic, technical and cultural fields.

In addition, the joint statement underscores the commitment by HM the King's government to support the Government of Barbados in these efforts aimed at the socio-economic development of the country as part of South-South solidarity which is an essential component of the foreign policy of Morocco.

The two parties are also committed to establishing an economic partnership based on the exchange of visits by economic operators in key sectors.

The discussions also touched on cooperation under way between the two countries, particularly in the fields of agriculture, health, water, electricity, education and the development of human resources through specialized vocational training and the training of civilian agents in economic sectors that are a priority for Barbados.

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