MAP - Wednesday, April 10th 2019

Morocco-Kuwait Joint Committee Ink Five Cooperation Agreements

Kuwait - Morocco and Kuwait inked, on Tuesday in Kuwait, following the 9th session of the Moroccan-Kuwaiti joint Committee, five cooperation agreements in the different areas as well as the meeting's minutes.

Initialed by Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita and Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al Hamad Al Sabah, who both co-chaired this session, these agreements involve food safety, social affairs, civil service and administrative development, education and environment protection. The first document aims to organize cooperation in the areas of food safety, animal health, phytosanitary control and sharing of information on the sanitary situation, veterinary and phytosanitary services and quality control for import and export. The second document is a memorandum of understanding which aims to promote bilateral cooperation in the field of social affairs through the exchange of visits by the delegations of the two countries, according to an annual calendar, with a view to sharing their experiences, information, scientific publications and computer software, in addition to holding conferences, symposia and joint activities in relation to social affairs. 

The third agreement is a memorandum of understanding on civil service and administrative development, which seeks to develop cooperation in administrative control, monitoring of recruitment, administrative development and legal counseling training related to civil service, wage grids and administrative restructuring, as well as jurisdictional systems and the code of conduct within the administration. The fourth agreement concerns an executive program in the field of education, which spans from 2019 to 2022, and which is meant to promote the sharing of experiences, particularly in the field of pedagogical planning adapted to the needs of the local and regional labor market, to reinforce training in the use of new technologies in education, in addition to the sharing of research in this field. The fifth and final agreement concerns the 2019-2020 Executive Program in the field of environment protection and preservation, which provides for the sharing of expertise and information in the field of the fight against sea pollution and coastal zone management, as well as the participation of experts in environmental training sessions organized by both countries.