Morocco, UK Sign Strategic Cooperation Framework on Climate Action, Clean Energy, Green Growth

The governments of Morocco and the UK signed Tuesday in Rabat, a Strategic Cooperation Framework on climate action, clean energy, and green growth.

Signed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation, and Moroccan Expatriates, Nasser Bourita, and the Minister of State for the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia, and United Nations (UN) at the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, this Strategic Framework aims to strengthen bilateral cooperation on climate action, clean energy, and green growth to assist Morocco’s development towards a sustainable, low-carbon, and resilient economy that ensures a responsible and accelerated transition from fossil fuels to clean and affordable energies.

The Framework also focuses on the systemic integration of climate action into the actions of the government and the private sector, as well as the growth of strong, diversified, and sustainable economic and productive sectors in Morocco that generate quality jobs, investment, and growth.

This Cooperation Framework took place on the sidelines of the 4th session of the Morocco-UK Strategic Dialogue, co-chaired by Bourita and Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, which was sanctioned by a Joint Declaration that welcomed the excellent bilateral ties uniting Morocco and the UK, and reaffirmed their commitment to strengthening their Strategic Partnership.

Launched in London on July 5, 2018, the Morocco-UK Strategic Dialogue aims to strengthen the historical ties and bilateral relations between the two Kingdoms. It is focused on four key cooperation areas, namely politics and diplomacy, security, economy and culture, and education.

Under each cooperation area, working groups were established to promote exchanges and consultation on priority bilateral issues, and to identify new cooperation prospects.

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