ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA, FEBRUARY 13th, 2013_ Grenada’s Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hon. Tillman Thomas has reaffirmed his government’s commitment to strengthen the scope and depth of bilateral relations with Kingdom of Morocco.
The commitment was made between the two parties during a recent visit to Grenada by a delegation of the Government of the Kingdom of Morocco led by Mr. Nasser Bourita, Ambassador, and Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of the Kingdom of Morocco.
The two countries further agreed to engage in regular discussions on common international and regional issues, including thorough high-level meetings.
The Prime Minister and Ambassador Bourita discussed areas of mutual interest including South-South cooperation, Food security, Energy, Governance, the Environment and Climate Change. The meeting focused on areas of corporation between the Kingdom of Morocco and Grenada, for the period 2013-2015, in Education, Tourism, Agriculture, Health, Diplomacy, Youth Development and Fisheries, Water and Vocational Training.
Morocco also pledged its assistance to Grenada in the area of higher education with the provision of up to twenty (20) scholarships in public schools and universities annually according to the needs expressed by the Government of Grenada.
The Kingdom of Morocco will also invite high-level officials and executives of higher education institutions from Grenada for working visits and workshops. The first of these visits is expected to take place in June 2013.
In the area of Agriculture, the Kingdom of Morocco will provide the Grenada with expertise in crop production, livestock, animal health and veterinary, agricultural valorisation and marketing, mechanisation, irrigation and water management. The delegation further committed to providing Grenada with180 tons of fertilisers annually.
The Moroccan delegation agreed to provide two to three (2-3) scholarships annually at training institutions in the hospitality and tourism sectors, while sending Moroccan experts to assist tourism officials in Grenada in the area of product development.
Further, Grenada will receive Health related scholarships in Radiology, Public health nursing and nursing management, Pharmacology- pharmacy inspectors and Laboratory technicians, among others
Prime Minister Thomas thanked the delegation and assured them that Grenada-Morocco engagement will continue to grow for the benefit of the Government and people of both countries.
The roadmap was signed by Prime Minister Tillman Thomas on Behalf of Grenada and by H.E. Mr. Nasser BOURITA Ambassador, Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of the Kingdom of Morocco.