Morocco, Mauritania Set to Expand Bilateral Relations to Broader Prospects – PM –

Mauritanian Prime Minister Mohamed Ould Bilal Messoud, stressed Friday in Rabat that Morocco and Mauritania are determined to expand their bilateral relations to broader prospects with the aim of fulfilling the aspirations of the two friendly peoples to greater prosperity and development. Mr. Ould Bilal Messoud, who chaired the eighth session of the Moroccan-Mauritanian High Joint Commission, alongside the Head of Government, Aziz Akhannouch, underlined that “the bonds of fraternity binding our two countries and our two brotherly peoples are solid with deep spiritual foundations and a long history of solidarity and bilateral cooperation in all fields”. It is in this regard that this eighth session is being held with a rich agenda reflecting the enlightened vision and wise instructions of the Heads of State of the two countries, His Majesty King Mohammed VI and President Mohamed Ould Cheikh El Ghazouani. The Mauritanian PM stressed, in this regard, the need to “strengthen our joint action, by updating and expanding the instruments of our cooperation, so as to ensure their compatibility with the objectives set out as well as with the demands of the new realities in our countries and in the world”. He also underscored the need to encourage private sector actors to take initiatives and take advantage of the investment and partnership opportunities offered in various areas. “The conventions, memorandums of understanding and operational programs which we are going to sign during this session are expected to advance our bilateral cooperation, as they cover most of the areas of development, including security, health, fisheries, agriculture, trade, industry, tourism, vocational training, housing, town planning, higher education and social and environmental affairs, in addition to strengthening the partnership between the businessmen of our countries,” he pointed out. In this perspective, the Mauritanian Prime Minister voiced the hope that the pace of the necessary procedures would be accelerated so that all these agreements could enter into force, as soon as possible, with a view to contributing to the development of bilateral cooperation, in order to serve the interests and the ambitions of the two brotherly peoples.