Morocco-Libya: Ways to Strengthen Cooperation on Youth Matters

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Reinforcing cooperation in promoting youth conditions was at the center of discussions, which took place on Friday, October 22nd, in Rabat between the Minister of Youth, Culture and Communication Mohamed Mehdi Bensaid and his Libyan counterpart Fathallah Abdel-Latif Al-Zini.

During their meeting, the two parties highlighted the long-standing relations between Morocco and Libya which constitute a basis for a fruitful bilateral cooperation, particularly within the framework of the Moroccan-Libyan high joint commission which is designed to achieve the aspirations of the youth of both countries and to embody a model to be followed at the Maghreb scale.

In a statement to the press, Al-Zini claimed that these talks have identified a common vision of the challenges and issues related to improving the conditions of youth in both countries but also on the Maghreb, whose age pyramid denotes a strong presence of youth.

The Libyan official then underlined that his trip to Rabat is part of the action of the high joint Moroccan-Libyan commission in its component inherent in the joint bilateral program on youth.

“The youth is the real wealth of the Maghreb countries”, he stated, highlighting the importance of strengthening cooperation and stability between Morocco and Libya to address the difficulties, especially in terms of finance faced by youth. This cooperation should, according to him, set up as a foundation of the common Maghreb action.

The Libyan minister also thanked Morocco, King, government, and people for the constant support to his country, saying that “the historic Skhirat Agreement has laid the foundations of understanding, civil coexistence and national reconciliation between Libyans, as well as representing a key step from which the government of national unity has emerged”.

According to Bensaid, one’s attempt to aspire to the development of joint programs to overcome the problems faced by the youth of the Maghreb is of vital interest, as well as providing effective solutions.

By Nouhaila El Bouhli

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