Morocco and Somalia signed on Tuesday in Rabat three memoranda of understanding to strengthen their partnership in the areas of cooperation, politics and diplomacy.
These Memoranda of Understanding were signed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Nasser Bourita and his Somali counterpart, Ahmed Isse Awad.
The first memorandum concerns the establishment of the Moroccan-Somali High Joint Commission, chaired by the foreign ministers of both countries, with the aim of ensuring political consultation and coordination on bilateral, Arab, regional and international issues of common interest.
This commission will also review and put in place documents, tools and tools in different areas of financial, commercial, cultural, scientific, judicial, consular and social economic cooperation and decision making. It will also monitor the implementation of agreements, treaties, protocols, memoranda of understanding and the cooperation program signed between the two countries.
The second memorandum of understanding aims to create a mechanism for regular and effective consultations between senior officials of the foreign affairs ministries of both countries. These officials will meet regularly for consultations on bilateral relations and on regional and international issues of common interest.
The third memorandum, which deals with training in the diplomatic field, is aimed at establishing and consolidating cooperation in academic and applied diplomatic training for the benefit of officials of both parties.
It also aims at developing a dynamic and sustainable partnership framework in the areas of training of young diplomats, as well as the exchange of experiences and information and training programs and studies related to diplomacy and international relations.
This exchange will take place through the organization of training courses in the fields of diplomacy and international cooperation for the benefit of officials of both parties, as well as the exchange of trainee diplomats in the framework of the preliminary stage, as well as the exchange of publications of both parties and documents of common interest on the basis of full respect for intellectual property rights.