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Liberia supports Morocco's sovereignty over Western Sahara

Monrovia and Rabat sign a couple of cooperation agreements on education, agriculture and research
El reino de Marruecosy la República deLiberiafirmaron, en Rabat, tresacuerdos de cooperación en los ámbitos de la enseñanza superior 

PHOTO/REDES SOCIALES  -   The Kingdom of Morocco and the Republic of Liberia signed, in Rabat, three cooperation agreements in the fields of higher education 

The Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs and African Cooperation, Nasser Bourita, signed a series of memoranda on Monday in Rabat, together with the Liberian Foreign Minister, Dee-Maxwell Saah Kemayah. This bilateral cooperation is part of Morocco's strategy to strengthen its contribution and collaboration with other African countries, such as Equatorial Guinea and Mali.

The first agreement aims at strengthening the cooperation relations between the two countries in the field of higher education and promoting the scientific and technological capacity of both parties. The pact also seeks to expand relations between the scientific and technical communities of Rabat and Monrovia and to promote technical cooperation in areas of common interest.

Agriculture is another of the fields in which both countries have agreed to cooperate, seeking to define a general framework for collaboration in the agricultural field based on the exchange of experiences, technical assistance and capacity building.

For the third agreement, Morocco and Liberia signed a memorandum of understanding to define a framework for cooperation in health, including maternal, child and neonatal health, as well as to strengthen their epidemiological surveillance.

El reino de Marruecosy la República deLiberiafirmaron, en Rabat, tresacuerdos de cooperación en los ámbitos de la enseñanza superior 
PHOTO/REDES SOCIALES-The Kingdom of Morocco and the Republic of Liberia signed, in Rabat, three cooperation agreements in the fields of higher education 

"The agreement also aims to improve human resource capabilities, health coverage, prevention and control of communicable and non-communicable diseases," said Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita.

The two countries have strong links in several sectors, and Morocco's exports to Liberia amounted to US$3.38 billion in 2019, according to Trading Economics.

During her visit to Morocco, Dee-Maxwell Saah Kemayah also renewed support for Morocco's territorial integrity and sovereignty over Western Sahara.

During a joint press conference with Bourita, Kemayah said that her country wants to "assure His Majesty Mohamed VI and the Government and people of Morocco that Liberia is committed to its firm position in support of Morocco's territorial integrity and sovereignty".

Liberia is one of the African countries that have opened a diplomatic representation in Dakhla, south of Morocco, in recognition of Morocco's sovereignty over Western Sahara.

The Liberian foreign minister stated that his country's foreign policy is based on the principle of preserving its territorial integrity and national sovereignty and "this is the same principle that applies to Morocco. We do not hesitate to maintain our support for the kingdom of Morocco".

Furthermore, he recalled that both countries are partners and allies and said that they will continue to support African solidarity and unity.

This visit is the first by Saah Kemayah, who expressed his pride at being in Morocco, his first official posting outside his country since his appointment as foreign minister.