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Tuesday 14 May 2019

Morocco, Guinea Want to Further Cooperation in Mining Field

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Morocco, Guinea Want to Further Cooperation in Mining Field

Minister of Energy Aziz Rebbah held, on Monday in Rabat, talks with his Guinean counterpart Abdoulaye Magassouba on ways to further bilateral cooperation in the field of mining and geology.

"This meeting offers the opportunity to draw a roadmap for cooperation on transformation, geology and local content, as well as to share expertise in this area within the framework of the partnership between Morocco and Guinea," Rebbah told reporters after the meeting.

The local content policy, elaborated by the Guinean government in collaboration with several partners notably regional banks, is intended to enable a stronger contribution by mining projects to the national economy and to build skills, mainly those of the mining industry's workers.

Rebbah highlighted the significant importance of the local content experience, underlining the need to set up an adequate financial framework, to transform the investment system towards one-stop shops regionally and nationally, as well as to work on mining crafts.

Magassouba said that the meeting is part of strengthening bilateral partnership in the mining sector and honors the commitment by the two heads of state, HM King Mohammed VI and President Alpha Condé, "to turn this historical and strategic cooperation into concrete projects".

At the end of the meeting, a draft cooperation agreement was signed by the two ministers in the field of mining and geology.

MAP 13 mai 2019