Morocco – UK: Sustainable Development Goals For Post Covid-19 Economic Take-Off

The Minister of Economy, Finance and Administration Reform, Mohamed Benchâaboun, and the Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Morocco, Simon Martin, affirmed, yesterday Tuesday, their determination to consolidate and strengthen bilateral relations of cooperation between Morocco and the United Kingdom in the field of adapting sustainable development goals to the post Covid-19 economic takeoff.

A communiqué of the Ministry of Economy, Finance and Administration Reform stated that Minister Benchâaboun held a meeting with Ambassador Simon Martin devoted to discussing a set of issues that were mainly concerned with harmonizing the economic take-off in Morocco with the goals of sustainable development, especially with regard to the activities of the Mohammed VI Investment Fund, noting that the officials confirmed their determination to consolidate and strengthen cooperation between Morocco and the United Kingdom especially in combating global warming.

The communiqué added that another objective is to mobilize the Moroccan financial sector to implement national climate goals.

The communiqué highlighted that Benchâaboun and Martin reviewed, during this meeting, the status of bilateral economic and trade cooperation between Morocco and the UK, and welcomed, in this regard, the implementation of the partnership agreement concluded between the two countries as of January 1, 2021.

This agreement aims at consolidating the existing partnership between the two partners.

According to the same source, this meeting was also an opportunity for the British ambassador to present the UK’s efforts in the field of climate, in its capacity as the President of the 26th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), to be held in Glasgow in November 2021.

For his part, Benchâaboun recalled Morocco’s strong commitment to climate and sustainable development, under the  leadership of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, which is embodied through the initiatives launched in several areas, as well as the reforms carried out at institutional, organizational, and financial levels.

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