Morocco and Yemen signed, Monday in Rabat, cooperation agreements which concern in particular the field of training, renewable energies and sports. The agreements were inked by Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Abroad, Nasser Bourita, and his Yemeni counterpart, Ahmed Awad Bin Mubarak, on an official visit to the Kingdom. The first memorandum of understanding signed between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Abroad -the Moroccan Academy of Diplomatic Studies- and the Yemeni Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates -the Diplomatic Institute-, aims to establish and document cooperation in the field of diplomatic, academic and scientific training for the benefit of officials of both parties, in addition to the establishment of an effective cooperation program between the two parties in the field of diplomatic, consular training, and exchange of experience and information as well as training approaches on the basis of reciprocity and common interests. This convention stipulates the strengthening of cooperation through the organization of short training sessions in the field of diplomacy and international relations for the benefit of diplomats from both parties, the exchange of experiences and expertise in the field of training engineering and the exchange of experts and researchers in the various fields related to training and diplomatic and consular qualification in addition to the exchange of publications produced by each party and documents of common interest on the basis of the respect of intellectual property rights. On the other hand, this memorandum of understanding aims at the creation of a mechanism of political consultations between the ministries of the two countries, the reinforcement of the bilateral cooperation, the establishment of a mechanism of political consultations on the subject of the questions of foreign and international policies of common interest in particular those relating to the organization and the reinforcement of the bilateral, political, judicial, social, scientific, technical and cultural cooperation. In the field of renewable energy, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the two countries signed a memorandum of understanding between the Ministry of Energy Transition and Sustainable Development of Morocco and the Ministry of Electricity and Energy of the Republic of Yemen, aiming to pave the way for strengthening and developing cooperation in the field of alternative and renewable energy for the benefit of both parties. This agreement will allow both parties to exchange information and experiences regarding policies, legislative systems, preparatory studies and related project submission mechanisms as well as achievements and best practices in the field of renewable energy. Through this mechanism, the two parties intend to exchange technical experiences through field visits between specialists and learn about the operation of renewable energy production stations in order to exchange experiences and techniques acquired by each party in this field. To strengthen cooperation in the field of sports, a memorandum of understanding was signed between the Moroccan Ministry of National Education, Preschool Learning and Sports and the Yemeni Ministry of Youth and Sports to consolidate the cooperation relations between the two ministries in accordance with the terms of the cooperation protocol in the field of youth and sports signed between the two countries in Sana’a on May 30, 2001, and this through the coordination and unification of positions during the events, congresses and meetings of youth and sports at continental and international level. The two parties aim through this memorandum of understanding to strengthen the exchange of experiences and visits of officials, experts and delegations in the field of youth, sports, sports medicine, academies and institutes specializing in the training of technical and sports managers and in the field of sports equipment. Under this memorandum of understanding, the two parties can establish partnerships and twinning between clubs, academies and training institutes of both countries in addition to the use of sports facilities and the organization of training camps. On this occasion, the two sides also inked the draft implementation plan of the cooperation agreement in the field of communication between the Moroccan Ministry of Youth, Culture and Communication and the Yemeni Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism. It is meant to strengthen cooperation in the field of the press, radio, television and training in the various areas of communication in addition to the exchange of experiences, visits, programs and publications. The project also provides for the establishment of joint radio and television broadcasts, the exchange of programs and music recordings as well as experiences and expertise in the field of the press and art in addition to the establishment of facilities for correspondents and envoys of both countries.
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