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Morocco, Belgium discuss means to develop cooperation in energy


Brussels, Feb 8 (IANS/MAP) Two top officials of and met here on Thursday to discuss the important opportunities for cooperation between the two countries in the field of renewable energies.

of the (MASEN), Mustapha Bakkoury and Belgian of Energy, and Sustainable Development, discussed means to develop bilateral cooperation in

Morocco's assets combined with the Belgian expertise can be used to further develop bilateral cooperation in the field of renewable energies, Bakkoury said at the meeting.

The Moroccan official, who highlighted the projects undertaken in the under the leadership of HM in the field of renewable energies, said that plays a leading role in this area.

He added that his country sought through South-South cooperation to strengthen the exchange of expertise, to launch projects and to contribute effectively to electrification efforts in

For her part, the Belgian hailed the efforts made by for the development of renewable energies, expressing the wish to set-up an in-depth bilateral partnership in this sector.

"I had the opportunity to observe with admiration Morocco's efforts in the field of renewable energies and sustainable development during my participation in the COP 22 in Marrakech," she said.

On bilateral cooperation, Marghem recalled that Belgian economic actors are present in Morocco with major and sustainable development projects, noting that the has assets that can attract more Belgian operators.



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First Published: Thu, February 08 2018. 21:48 IST