Qatar, Morocco sign pacts to boost ties

Qatar and Morocco signed a host of pacts as Prime Minister and Minister of Interior HE Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani and Head of Government of the Kingdom of Morocco Aziz Akhannouch on Monday co-chaired the meeting of the 8th session of the Qatar-Moroccan Joint Supreme Committee.
At the outset of the meeting held at the Amiri Diwan the PM welcomed the Head of the Moroccan Government and his accompanying delegation. He commended the brotherly relations between the two countries, which continue to grow and prosper thanks to the keenness of HH the Amir of State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and HM King Mohammed VI of the Kingdom of Morocco, to enhance relations in a way that serves the interests of the two brotherly peoples.
The PM expressed his wish for the committee’s meetings to result in the contribution to achieving cooperation and mutual interests, indicating that Qatar and Morocco share views on regional and international issues, and looking forward to strengthening cooperation on issues of concern to the Arab and Islamic nations.
For his part, the Head of Government of the Kingdom of Morocco expressed his thanks and appreciations to the PM and the government and people of Qatar, for the warm welcome and generous hospitality. He hoped that his visit will contribute to strengthening cooperation between the two countries, as well as the achievement of the two peoples’ cooperation in various fields and noted that the Qatari-Moroccan relations are constantly evolving thanks to the care and support provided by the two countries leaders.
He also expressed his congratulations to Qatar for organizing the first legislative elections, and for its success in organising the FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021, emphasizing his confidence in Qatar’s ability to organize an honourable FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 — acquiring global acknowledgment and honouring all Arabs.
They discussed bilateral relations and the means of developing them in various fields, especially economy, investment, culture, sports and tourism. They reviewed the recent regional and international developments and exchanged views on issues of mutual interest.
The PM and Head of the Moroccan Government signed the minutes of the meeting of the Joint Supreme Committee’s 8th session.
The PM and the Head of the Moroccan Government witnessed the signing of a number of programmes and memoranda of understanding (MoU) between the two governments.
They witnessed the signing of an MoU in the field of endowments and Islamic affairs, an MoU for cooperation in the fields of tourism and business events, and an MoU for cooperation in the field of oversight work between the State Audit Bureau of Qatar and the Supreme Court of Accounts in the Kingdom of Morocco.
They witnessed the signing of the 5th executive programme of the cultural and technical agreement for the years 2022-2025, in addition to the signing of the second executive programme in the field of sports between the two governments in the field of youth and sports for the years 2022-2024.