Russia and Morocco are planning to strengthen cooperation in the energy sector, including deliveries of Russian LNG to Morocco, according to a joint statement following talks between Russian President, Vladimir Putin, and King Mohammed VI of Morocco held in mid March, Sputnik News reported.
Both countries intend to cooperate on LNG supply, gas infrastructure, exploration of hydrocarbons, and the construction of power generation plants, according to a joint statement, the Russian News Agency Tass wrote.
Following the bilateral talks, the two countries further signed a Russian-Moroccan statement aiming at strategic partnership in the field of countering international terrorism. They confirmed intergovernmental agreements on air services, environmental protection, and rational use of natural resources. Both countries further agreed on cooperation in the area of sea fisheries. Moscow and Rabat will also encourage mutual protection of investments and classified information in the military technical sphere. Lastly, Russian President and Moroccan King inked a convention on extradition.
It was also reported that Russia will take part in the 22nd Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to be held in Morocco’s Marrakesh in November 2016. “Both sides welcome international efforts to prevent global climate change and once again reiterate their readiness to promote these efforts,” the joint press statement read.