Dominica and Morocco have agreed to strength cooperation in a number of areas, a joint communiqué issued by the two countries has revealed.
The two countries agreed to work together in several areas including education, vocational training, agriculture, health and tourism.
This after a meeting was held between Prime Minister of Dominica, Roosevelt Skerrit and Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates, Nasser Bourita, last week in Morocco.
According to the communiqué, the two sides expressed their willingness to deepen and further consolidate their cooperation through the exchange of experiences and expertise in various areas of common interest.
It said the two sides discussed “a broad range of issues related to state and prospects of further expansion of bilateral cooperation between the Kingdom of Morocco and the Commonwealth of Dominica to meet the respective aspirations and ambitions of the Governments of the two friendly countries.”
Skerrit also expressed Dominica’s “great appreciation” for what the communiqué described as Morocco’s vision for “a south-south cooperation, based on effectiveness, solidarity and pragmatism,” and “affirming that the Royal vision is upholding stability and security in the Caribbean region through tangible socioeconomic projects.”
He reaffirmed Dominica’s recognition of Morocco’s entire territory and the two sides agreed “to coordinate their action to promote regional cooperation between the African and the Caribbean countries.”
“They also agreed to maintain and reinforce a permanent and constructive dialogue between Morocco and the organizations of OECS and CARICOM,” according to the communiqué.
Skerrit was in Morocco last week to open a General Consulate on behalf of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS).
“This very significant and promising diplomatic presence will certainly represent a great opportunity to further boost bilateral exchanges between the Kingdom of Morocco and the six Eastern Caribbean States,” the two said said.