Vietnam, Morocco to boost environmental, trade, industrial ties

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The talks between Chairwoman of the Vietnamese National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and President of the Moroccan House of Representatives Habib El Malki in Rabat on March 28 (Photo: VNA)

Rabat (VNA) – Vietnam and Morocco
signed several memoranda of understanding (MoU) on environmental, trade and
industrial cooperation in Rabat city on March 28, during an official visit to
the African nation by Chairwoman of the Vietnamese National Assembly Nguyen Thi
Kim Ngan.

The Vietnamese Ministry of Natural Resources and
Environment and the Moroccan Ministry of Energy, Mines and Sustainable
Development inked an MoU on cooperation in environment and sustainable
development.

Moroccan Minister Aziz Rabbah said as a
developing nation, his country pays special attention to sustainable
development and building a green economy. With the signing of this document,
Vietnam and Morocco will become companions in fighting climate change and
promoting sustainable development.

He also stressed the importance of stronger
cooperation in this regard between the two countries, adding that both sides
need to realise the deals signed this time for the sake of sustainable
development and future generations.

Vietnamese Minister Tran Hong Ha said like
Morocco, Vietnam is a beautiful country with many natural wonders and a stable
security and political environment. However, the strong development process is
posing problems to sustainable development. The country defines developing a
green and sustainable economy as an important task which needs the two
countries’ cooperation and experience sharing.

Also on March 28, the Vietnamese Ministry of
Industry and Trade and the Moroccan Ministry of Industry, Investment, Trade and
the Digital Economy signed an MoU on establishing a sub-committee for
cooperation in commerce and industry (SCCCI). The SCCCI establishment aims to
enhance win-win commercial and industrial partnerships.

On this occasion, the two ministries inked
another MoU on their cooperation.

Accordingly, both sides agreed to enhance
collaboration in trade and industry so as to bolster bilateral trade and the
exchange of industrial knowledge and technology. They will increase sharing
information about business opportunities, especially in the commodities with
high trading potential like agricultural and aquatic products, textile-garment,
footwear, fibres, mobile phones and components, computers, electronic products
and components, phosphate, and coal.

The ministries will step up ties in the fields
of their strength such as agricultural business, electronics and mechanics
industries, renewable energy, and the production of textile-garment, chemicals
and fertilisers. They will also share experience in making trade and industry
developing mechanisms and policies, promote investment in and establishment of
joint ventures, and boost manpower training to develop sectors, especially industrial
and technical ones.

The two sides agreed to set up a Vietnam-Morocco
working group for commercial and industrial cooperation to keep coordination in
resolving joint issues in this sphere. They will also work out strategies for
enhancing commercial and industrial relations.-VNA

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