Ghana, Morocco agree to enhance, diversify bilateral cooperation

Morocco and Ghana have agreed to enhance and diversify the bilateral cooperation in all areas, particularly the economic and trade sectors, local media reported on Monday.

Citing a joint statement issued at the end of the official visit of king Mohammed VI to Ghana on 17-19, the daily Le Matin said the Moroccan king and President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo pleaded for a genuine economic partnership between Morocco and Ghana that combines public and private sectors' initiatives.

The two leaders called for ambitious Public-Private Partnership (PPP) between the two countries that could serve as model of South-South cooperation in the continent, the statement pointed out.

The Moroccan king and the Ghanaian president identified numerous areas that would give additional impetus to the Ghana-Morocco cooperation, such as transport, tourism, energy, trade, fisheries and agriculture, it added.

According to the statement, the two heads of state condemned terrorism and violent extremism in all its forms and reaffirmed the support for regional and international efforts to combat this scourge.

During the king's visit, the two countries signed 25 agreements in the different sectors of cooperation, including five agreements between the two governments and 20 between private companies.


- Xinhua

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