Morocco and Burkina Faso signed a cooperation agreement on mining and geology last Thursday, on the fifth edition of the International Exhibition of Mine and Quarry (SIMC 2018), held from 17-17 April in Casablanca. Signed by the Minister for Energy, Minerals and Sustainable Development, Aziz Rabbah, and Burkinabe Trade and Industry Ministry, Harouna Kaboré, establish this agreement framework for cooperation between the two countries. countries in the mining and geology area, especially in the exchange of information, expertise, experience and expertise in these areas. "Morocco and Burkina Faso have decided to sign this Convention to share their respective experiences in the mining industry and provide themselves with the appropriate means and tools to participate in the context of the excellence of relations between the two countries. To continue to cooperate within the this sector, "said Kaboré MAP after signing, which included the participation of African ministers. According to the Burkinabe minister, it is likely that this agreement will develop bilateral projects and enable joint initiatives to be taken "so that the exploitation of our mines can benefit local populations and promote the development of our respective countries." This convention "is just materialization on paper of things already done in bilateral cooperation," he continued, emphasizing that it opens the way to a "supervisory committee" to achieve "the results we have always targeted together".
In addition, this event was an opportunity for Mr Rabbah to meet his counterparts from Mali, Benin and Senegal who participated in the event. show. This series of bilateral meetings made it possible to discuss ways to develop and strengthen cooperation in mines between Morocco and these countries. "We came to discover and inform us about the organization of the fair, take advantage of the Moroccan experience and come into contact with the big mining companies in the Kingdom," said Benin's Minister for Water and Miner in a statement to MAP. "Morocco has an ancient history of mining," he added, and noted that his presence in Morocco aims to "show Benin's potential for mines and support this new cooperation between Morocco and the countries of West Africa".