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OECS begins technical cooperation discussions with Morocco

The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and the Kingdom of Morocco have entered first-round discussions on the establishment of a technical cooperation agreement.

According to press release from the OECS, the Ambassador of the Eastern Caribbean States to the Kingdom of Morocco Ian M Queeley recently started “productive”, first-round discussions with Fiacel Farchado, head of technical cooperation at the Moroccan Agency of International Cooperation (Agence Marocaine de Coopération Internationale).

Ambassador of the Eastern Caribbean States to the Kingdom of Morocco Ian M Queeley (Photo: Times Caribbean Online)

As a result, the two representatives two will seek to design and implement a series of technical cooperation missions financed and supported by the Kingdom of Morocco for the period 2020 to 2022. 

“The thematic areas of technical cooperation are being informed and developed from the critical perspectives of the shared Sustainable Development Goals and objectives of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States’ member[s]…” the OECS informed.

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Despite Morocco and the OECS enjoying diplomatic relations after hurricanes ravaged members states in 2017, the recent opening of the Embassies of Eastern Caribbean States in Rabat has enhanced the formalisation of relations between the two.

To this end, the OECS says that Morocco has emerged “as an ally and a committed development partner to the independent island-nations of the OECS Economic Union”.

Further, the Embassy of the Eastern Caribbean emphasised its anticipation to resume “constructive dialogue and mutually-beneficial development cooperation with the Kingdom of Morocco at both regional and international fora”.