Wed 18-03-2015 02:58 AM
Casablanca, 17th March, 2015 (WAM) -- His Majesty King Mohammed VI of Morocco and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, on Tuesday witnessed the signing of 21 agreements and memoranda of understanding between the UAE and the Kingdom of Morocco, at the Royal Palace, in Casablanca.
The signing of these agreements underpins the growing, distinguished fraternal ties between the UAE, led by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and the Kingdom of Morocco, led by HM King Mohammed VI.
These agreements and MoUs covered diverse areas of joint cooperation including security, politics, energy, education, sports, culture, customs, Islamic affairs, health, communications, tourism, and infrastructure.
At the end of the ceremony, King Mohammed presented the Order of the Mohammedi of first class to Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed in recognition of his contributions and efforts to support the UAE-Moroccan ties and his keenness to solidify them in the service of mutual interests of the two fellow countries and people.
H.H. said the signing of these agreements constitutes a qualitative addition and a new driving force that will further strengthen the ties between the two countries and their leaderships.
He affirmed that the agreements demonstrate the advanced level of progress in these relations and even further evolution to come.
Sheikh Mohamed stressed the importance of enhancing these historic ties on the ground through implementation of joint projects in economic, industrial, cultural, and humanitarian fields and other joint frameworks that fulfil the ambitions of the two countries' people and consolidate holistic partnership.
Attending the signing ceremony were H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in the Western Region, Prince Moulay Rachid, H.H. Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation, H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, and H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister.
Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, and his Moroccan counterpart Mohamed Hassad signed a security cooperation agreement.
An MoU to establish a multidisciplinary nursing and education centre was signed by H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Mohamed Hassad.
H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Salaheddine Mezouar, Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, inked an MoU between the Emirates Diplomatic Academy and the Moroccan Academy of Diplomatic Studies. The two ministers also sealed another MoU to set up a joint committee on consular cooperation.