Vietnamese, Moroccan agencies and localities sign cooperation documents

Friday, 2019-03-29 12:24:32
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Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha discuss cooperation with a Moroccan partner agency.
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NDO – Under the framework of the ongoing friendly visit to Morocco of Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, on March 28, the Vietnamese Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) and the Moroccan Ministry of Energy, Mines and Sustainable Development signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in Rabat on cooperation in the environment and sustainable development.

According to Morocco’s energy minister Aziz Rebbah, with the signing of this cooperation document, Vietnam and Morocco will join together in their efforts to combat climate change and promote sustainable development.

He stressed the importance of strengthening Vietnam-Morocco ties in this area so to encourage developed countries to respect their environmental protection commitments and agreements. Sustainable development for future generations is also a common perception of Vietnam and Morocco, the official said, asking both sides to concretise the newly signed cooperation deals with specific actions.

For his part, MONRE Minister Tran Hong Ha affirmed that Vietnam determines green, sustainable and environmentally friendly economic development as a very important task, highlighting the need for the two countries to enhance collaboration and experience sharing in order to step into a new stage of green growth with low carbon emissions.

He voiced his wish that Vietnam and Morocco will make fast and solid steps towards taking the lead in accelerating cooperation in terms of natural resources, the environment and sustainable development, contributing to materialising the agreements reached between the two sides.

On the same day, the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Moroccan Ministry of Industry, Investment, Trade and Digital Economy signed a MoU on the establishment of a Sub-Committee for Cooperation in Commerce and Industry (SCCCI).

The SCCCI establishment aims to further strengthen bilateral commercial and industrial ties on the basis of equality and mutual benefit, and in accordance with the terms of the MoU and current national laws, regulations and policies in each country.

On the occasion, representatives of the two ministries also signed another MoU on bilateral cooperation. Accordingly, on the basis of equality and mutual benefit, the two sides agreed to step up trade and industrial cooperation to facilitate bilateral trade and the exchange of knowledge and technology in the industrial sector. They will also strengthen the exchange of information on business opportunities between the two countries, especially in potential sectors such as farm produce (coffee, pepper and olives), seafood, garment and textile, footwear, fiber, mobile phones and components, computers, electronic products and components, phosphates, and coal.

In addition, the two sides reached a consensus on the establishment of a Vietnam-Morocco Working Group on trade and industrial cooperation to regularly coordinate and solve issues related to bilateral cooperation in this field. They will also work together to study and propose strategies to enhance bilateral trade and industrial ties.

On the afternoon of March 28, leaders of Vietnam’s Da Nang city and the Council of the Moroccan city Tangier signed a MoU on the formation of friendly relations and cooperation between the two sides.

Under the MoU, the two sides agreed to establish friendly and cooperative relations within the jurisdiction of each party, on the basis of mutual respect, equality, mutual benefit, and accordance with policies and laws of Morocco and Vietnam, as well as with international treaties to which the two countries are signatories. They also agreed to promote cooperation and experience sharing in the fields of seaport management and development and tourism promotion.

Speaking at the signing ceremony, Chairman of the Vietnamese NA Committee for External Relations Nguyen Van Giau highly appreciated the role of the Moroccan Ambassador in Vietnam and the Vietnamese Ambassador in Morocco in contributing to connecting the two localities, and especially the efforts made by the two cities.

He expressed his belief that the establishment of friendly relations and cooperation will be a very good foundation for the two cities to exchange experience and exploit each other’s potentials and strengths in the future, thus contributing to strengthening Vietnam-Morocco relations.