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Morocco's African anchoring: Strengthening ties across the Continent

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In a significant diplomatic move, Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nasser Bourita, presided over the 3rd session of the Morocco-Gambia Joint Commission on Thursday, in the symbolic location of Dakhla, within the Moroccan Sahara. His Gambian counterpart, Mamadou Tangara, was also present at the meeting.

This joint commission meeting underscores the commitment of Morocco and The Gambia to deepen their diplomatic, economic, and educational relations © MOFA Morocco 

In a significant diplomatic move, Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nasser Bourita, presided over the 3rd session of the Morocco-Gambia Joint Commission on Thursday, in the symbolic location of Dakhla, within the Moroccan Sahara. His Gambian counterpart, Mamadou Tangara, was also present at the meeting.

Morocco and The Gambia have enjoyed friendly relations characterized by growing diplomatic and economic cooperation.

This reflects Morocco's commitment to bolstering its presence in Africa. Both nations collaborate within international organizations such as the African Union (AU) and the United Nations, where they share common concerns about issues like peace and security in Africa.

Trade between the two countries has seen progressive growth in recent years. Morocco primarily exports chemicals, electrical equipment, pharmaceuticals, and vehicles to The Gambia. Rabat and Banjul are keen on enhancing their cooperation, particularly in agriculture, fishing, and industry sectors.

Morocco offers scholarships to Gambian students, providing them with the chance to pursue higher education in Moroccan institutions. This initiative aims to strengthen academic and cultural ties between the two nations.

Moroccan banks have established branches in The Gambia, contributing to the development of the country's financial sector.

This joint commission meeting underscores the commitment of Morocco and The Gambia to deepen their diplomatic, economic, and educational relations. These efforts not only reflect the mutual interests of both nations but also reinforce Morocco's engagement with the African continent.

By Bruno Finel 

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