Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Morocco-Paraguay hold first joint meeting to boost co-operation

Some interesting news in the field of “South-South Cooperation” arrived in my email box this evening.

The underlying point is simple. Developing nations in today's globalized world are going to be looking towards one another for new opportunities more and more, and towards the developed world less and less... at least proportionately.


The first Morocco-Paraguay joint committee meeting, which kicked off Monday in the Moroccan capital, Rabat, is an opportunity to strengthen bilateral co-operation at all levels and in all areas, Moroccan Foreign Minister, Taieb Fassi Fihri said.

Speaking to reporters following the opening ceremony, Fassi Fihri recalled the kingdom's experience in south-South co-operation, stressing that king Mohammed VI takes great interest in this co-operation as a forum for a better exchange of expertise and sharing of competences.

He underlined, in this regard, the two countries' desire to work together to deepen their political dialogue and strengthen co-operation in several fields, mainly agriculture, water and electricity, health, human development and poverty eradication.

Co-operation opportunities, especially in banking, trade and investment, were also among the issues tackled by the FM, who stressed the importance of strengthening cultural co-operation as well between the two countries.

On his part, Paraguay’s Foreign Minister, Alejandro Hamed Franco, who co-chairs this session with his Moroccan peer, said this meeting is “a new step” in bilateral relations.

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