Morocco-Rwanda: A common desire to strengthen cooperation in the private sector

Friday, October 30, 2020 at 9:24 PM

Casablanca – The strengthening of cooperation in the private sector between Morocco and Rwanda was at the center of a working session, Friday in Casablanca, between the Rwandan Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Vincent Biruta, and the President from the Africa Commission of the General Confederation of Moroccan Enterprises (CGEM), Abdou Diop.

The two parties thus examined the means of strengthening the involvement of the Moroccan private sector in the projects of Rwanda’s development plan and focused on the progress of Moroccan projects in Rwanda.

This meeting was an opportunity, for the Rwandan minister in particular, to discuss the progress of the strategic projects signed between the two countries, during the visit of His Majesty King Mohammed VI to Rwanda in 2016, and to identify new opportunities for future cooperation.

“The purpose of this visit is to take stock of the various investment projects underway in Rwanda and possibly identify new projects with the private sector,” Mr. Biruta said on this occasion.

For his part, Mr. Diop, welcomed the “excellent” relations between Morocco and Rwanda, while highlighting the “strong” cooperation links forged between the two countries.

“Moroccan companies are committed to investing in Rwanda. Many projects have been launched, and this working session is to take stock of these projects and also to see the other axes of cooperation, where our companies can participate in the development of Rwanda ”, he added.

Earlier in the day, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans living abroad, Mr. Nasser Bourita, and his Rwandan counterpart, signed two cooperation agreements in Rabat.

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This is a memorandum of understanding which aims to create a Steering Committee for cooperation between the governments of the two countries, and by virtue of which, the Committee in question will be responsible for monitoring and evaluating the implementation of decisions and recommendations sanctioning the work of the Great Mixed Commission for Moroccan-Rwandan Cooperation, as well as bilateral meetings between senior officials of the two countries.

Also, the two ministers signed a memorandum of understanding of cooperation in the field of sports, which will define the modalities of cooperation between the two countries in this field.

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