Germany Backs Morocco’s Reforms over the Past Two Decades

According to a joint statement issued on Thursday following video talks between Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita and German Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development Svenja Schulze, Germany supports the reforms undertaken by the Kingdom of Morocco over the past two decades, which have resulted in significant political, economic, and social progress under the leadership of HM King Mohammed VI.

This encounter, which was the first between the two ministers, reaffirmed the two countries’ shared desire to further bilateral development cooperation in a spirit of global solidarity and mutual respect, according to the text.

According to the same source, Germany and Morocco have a long history of development collaboration characterized by trust in the fields of economic development and employment, sustainable development, climate, renewable energy, and water.

The two ministers lauded bilateral ties’ enormous potential, emphasizing their shared resolve to give them a boost as they face the challenges and demands of the post-Covid recovering.
In terms of development cooperation, the two parties agreed to restart Morocco’s New Development Model (NMD) while fostering post-Covid-19 economic recovery, among other things. Both ministers praised Germany’s development assistance for aiming to boost Morocco’s transition to renewable energy even more than before.

They also commended Morocco and Germany’s significant potential for development collaboration in the future, such as the development of a green hydrogen economy, reiterating their shared desire to strengthen cooperation in this area in particular. In order to achieve this, bilateral development cooperation would make use of all instruments and access points available to all parties.

The German development cooperation also adds to the European Union’s and Morocco’s strategic, multifaceted, and privileged relationship.

The goal in the coming weeks will be to develop a shared vision of priorities and appropriate opportunities for development cooperation implementation in the coming years, with the goal of deepening dialogue and cooperation and contributing to a joint effort to address future regional and global challenges, according to the Joint Statement.

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