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Morocco and Tanzania Sign MoUs for Economic Development

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Morocco and Tanzania signed 21 Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) for economic development in key sectors such as energy, mining, gas, aviation, agriculture, and tourism.

The MoUs were signed in Dar es Salaam on October 24th, 2016 during the 3-day visit of King Mohammed VI of Morocco to Tanzania.

Tanzania’s President Magufuli said that the bilateral agreements will contribute significantly to Tanzania’s industrialization.

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According to various media sources, the countries’ agreements include:

  • The launch of direct flights between Dar es Salaam and Rabat, Morocco’s capital.
  • Development of logistical and railway corridors between Tanzania’s ports and industrial clusters.
  • Strengthening the security cooperation between the countries, for which Tanzania will deploy about 150 uniform personnel to Morocco for an exchange program in 2017.
  • The establishment of mechanisms for political consultations between the countries’ ministries of foreign affairs.
  • The construction of a large football ground in Dodoma.
  • The construction of a state of the art mosque in Dar es Salaam.

Magufuli noted that the direct flights are expected to boost the exchange of tourists between the two countries.

Morocco is Africa’s top destination by international arrivals with 10m tourists in 2014.

The signed MoUs are part of Morocco’s aim to establish relations of mutual benefit with African countries.

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