Guinea-Bissau and Morocco sign 16 cooperation agreements

29 May 2015

Guinea-Bissau and Morocco signed Thursday in Bissau 16 cooperation agreements in sectors as diverse as security, foreign affairs, fisheries, agriculture, energy and social protection.

The event was witnessed by the King of Morocco, Mohammed VI and the President of Guinea-Bissau, José Mário Vaz, and the agreements signed by Guinean ministers and their Moroccan counterparts that make up the monarch’s entourage, who arrived in Bissau a few hours before for a three-day visit.

Although no details were released on the content of all of the agreements, the one related to foreign affairs allowed the two countries to agree on the abolition of visas in diplomatic and service passports.

Prime Minister Domingos Simões Pereira, said he expected mutual benefits for both countries with the signing of these agreements and conventions, but nevertheless recognised that in this case, Guinea-Bissau needed them most.

More than 50 company representatives are accompanying the King on this visit and, according to the president of the Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Agriculture and Services, Braima Camará, they may make considerable investments in Guinea-Bissau if the current business environment, peace and political stability continues. (macauhub/GW)