Qatar and Morocco sign pacts to deepen bilateral cooperation

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Qatar and Morocco have signed six agreements and a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) during the eighth session of the Moroccan-Qatari High Joint Cooperation Commission held in Doha.

The meeting was co-chaired by Qatar Prime Minister and Minister of Interior HE Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani and the Head of Government of the Kingdom of Morocco Mr. Aziz Akhannouch.

Sheikh Khalid hailed the brotherly relations between the two countries, which have continued to grow and prosper in line with the vision of the keenness of HH the Amir of State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and HM King Mohammed VI of the Kingdom of Morocco, to enhance relations in a way that serves the interests of both countries.

The MoU aims to increase cooperation between the two countries in the areas of real estate endowment for Islamic religious purposes or charity, Islamic affairs, tourism, and commercial activities, as well as financial control between Qatar’s State Audit Bureau and Morocco’s Court of Auditors.

In addition, Qatari Minister of Youth and Sports Mr. Salah bin Ghanem al Ali and Morocco’s Minister of Youth, Culture and Communication Mr. Mohamed Mehdi Bensaid signed the agreement on the third executive program in youth cooperation for the 2023-2024 period. The third executive program aims to expand joint action and strengthen bilateral sectoral cooperation concerning youth while increasing the opportunities for scholarships for Moroccan-Qatari youth.

Meanwhile, the fifth executive program of the cultural and artistic cooperation agreement, to be implemented in the 2022-2025 period, was signed between Mr. Bensaid and Qatari Minister of Culture Mr. Abdulrahman bin Hamad bin Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani.

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