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Morocco, Dominica Discuss Means to Cooperate in Aquaculture

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Morocco, Dominica Discuss Means to Cooperate in Aquaculture

Morocco and Dominica are exploring the possibility of carrying out a joint project in aquaculture, said, Friday in Rabat, secretary of State for Fisheries, Mbarka Bouaida.

Dominica is "very interested" in Morocco's experience in aquaculture and it was agreed to explore the possibility of sending a technical mission to examine water quality and climatic conditions in the region for a joint project, Bouaida told the press after a meeting with Foreign minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica, Francine Baron.

"We had also addressed other topics of cooperation related to agriculture, notably local products, as well as the sustainable development and environment sector, and we had discussed the possibility of partnership in risk management in the event of natural disasters," she added.

Bouaida said that the objective of this meeting is to translate the partnership between Morocco and Dominica into concrete projects and to put in place a roadmap with deadlines that would accelerate the implementation of these joint projects.

For her part, Baron said discussions focused on ways to strengthen cooperation between Morocco and Dominica in particular, and other Caribbean countries in general.

She stressed that the meeting was also an opportunity to explore opportunities for cooperation between the two countries in the areas of agriculture and fisheries, while seeking ways to strengthen and develop these two sectors within Dominica and to invest in workforce training to create value.

Baron recalled that Morocco has a long tradition in the production of essential oils and expressed her country's desire to benefit from its experience and technical expertise to develop its oils and bring them into line with international standards.

Dominica and Morocco established their relations in 2010 and "we have since witnessed strong support and relationship between the two countries," Baron said, noting that the Kingdom is providing "very concrete" assistance to Dominica and other Caribbean countries to achieve their sustainable development goals.

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