Morocco, Liberia Reaffirm Willingness to Further Strengthen Bilateral Cooperation – Joint Communiqué –

The Kingdom of Morocco and the Republic of Liberia reaffirmed, on Thursday in Rabat, their willingness to work further to strengthen, consolidate and diversify the areas of their bilateral cooperation to encompass promising sectors. In a joint statement issued at the end of talks between Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates, Nasser Bourita, and his Liberian counterpart, Sara Beysolow Nyanti, the two parties cited agriculture, health, fertilizers, fisheries, investment, water and tourism, in addition to capacity building, as Liberia’s strategic priorities in line with the orientations of president Joseph Boakai. The two ministers also expressed satisfaction at the progress made in various areas of cooperation to support the strengthening and development of human capacity in Liberia through the provision of scholarships and vocational training. According to the joint Communiqué, the two sides share a common vision for the development of trade and investment promotion and aspire to establish a strong economic partnership by inviting the private sector of the two countries to play a leading role in boosting and strengthening their economic exchanges and contributing to sustainable development. During this meeting, Bourita and Nyanti welcomed the deep ties of fraternal and traditional friendship between Moroccan and Liberian peoples and the mutual respect that exists between His Majesty King Mohammed VI, May God Assist Him, and His Brother, His Excellency president Joseph Boakai, as well as the shared desire to make Moroccan-Liberian partnership an exceptional model of inter-African cooperation, based on the values of solidarity, exchange and sharing. The two sides, added the Communiqué, agreed to mutually support, as appropriate, the Moroccan and the Liberian bids at the level of regional and international cooperation mechanisms. In addition, Morocco and Liberia welcomed the progress of the Morocco-Nigeria gas pipeline megaproject which, once completed, will help improve living conditions and strengthen regional economic integration by unlocking their industrial potential and curbing their energy deficit. The two parties also agreed to hold the third joint cooperation commission between the Kingdom of Morocco and the Republic of Liberia before the end of the second semester of 2024, the Joint Communiqué stated, adding that the dates of this meeting will be decided, by mutual agreement, through diplomatic channels.