17 March 2015, Tuesday
An MoU on agricultural quarantine, plant protection and trade in agricultural products was signed by HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Minister of Agriculture and Marine Fisheries Aziz Akhannouch.They also inked an MoU on the field of veterinary health and safety of animal and sea products and another one on agricultural investment and livestock.
HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Minister of Economy and Finance Mohamed Boussaid inked an agreement that covers the mutual technical and administrative assistance in customs matters.
A framework agreement for cooperation in the field of renewable energy was signed by Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of State, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Masdar, and the Minister of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment, Abdelkader Amara. Under the agreement, Masdar will study, identify and evaluate commercial investment opportunities in renewable energy in Morocco. On its part, the Moroccan ministry will present a list of potential locations for development of renewable energy projects.
An agreement between the National Office of Hydrocarbons and Mines and the UAE's Mubadala Petroleum for the exploration and evaluation of oil reserves in the Western Mediterranean region was signed by Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of State, and CEO of Energy Sector at Mubadala Development Co., and Amina Belkhadra, Director General of the National Office of Hydrocarbons and Mines. Under the agreement, Mubalada will also provide training services to its partner.
Dr. Sultan Al Jaber and Ali Fassi Fihri, Director General of the National Authority of Water and Electricity sealed a cooperative agreement on the implementation of projects to provide solar energy to homes in the regions not connected to the electricity grid. Masdar will install solar power systems in 17,670 homes across 940 villages.
The Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy and "Masdar" will join forces to develop renewable energy solutions, notably solar power. It was signed by Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of State and Chairman of Masdar, and Mustapha Bakkoury, Director General of the Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy.