OECS AND MOROCCO CONTINUE TO STRENGTHEN COOPERATION

OECS AND MOROCCO CONTINUE TO STRENGTHEN COOPERATION

International Relations Unit of the OECS Commission

The OECS and Morocco are continuing to deepen the bonds of friendship and cooperation between their countries and peoples. The two sides are pursuing this effort through a number of platforms, one of which is a series of capacity building programmes offered by Morocco and targeting the region’s key economic and social sectors. 

The International Relations Unit of the OECS Commission has been working closely with the Embassy of Morocco in Saint Lucia to facilitate development and delivery of the programmes.

On the heels of a two-week capacity building programme for regional diplomats in November, Morocco has again played host to regional officials from key sectors, namely Tourism and Agriculture.

The programmes were conducted during the periods November 26-December 04, 2018 (Tourism) and December 10-15, 2018 (Agriculture).

Tourism Capacity Building 

The capacity building programme in Tourism focused on exposing participants to the Moroccan tourism experience, in particular, the country’s National Tourism Development Strategy.

The programme also addressed matters relating to tourism training, promotion, marketing and communication; tourism investment; sustainability in tourism; tourism innovation and competitiveness; and legislation for the grading of accommodation institutions among others.

Agriculture Capacity Building 

The capacity building programme in Agriculture focused on exposing participants to the Green Morocco Plan, a highly successful agricultural development strategy being implemented by the country since 2008.

The programme also focused on matters relating to agricultural research and training, and agricultural marketing and institutional development, and involved as well, familiarization visits to key agricultural institutions and projects.

Participants were of the view that both programmes succeeded in meeting their objectives of contributing to institutional capacity in OECS Member States. They were also of the view that the bonds of friendship and cooperation between the OECS and Morocco were significantly deepened as a result.

The International Relations Unit of the Commission is continuing to engage the Embassy of Morocco in the development of capacity building and other programmes of cooperation in key sectors. 

 

   This story aligns with OECS Strategic Objective No.2: Resilience.
   This story aligns with OECS Strategic Objective No.4: Alignment of Foreign Policy of Member States.
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The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) is an International Organisation dedicated to economic harmonisation and integration, protection of human and legal rights, and the encouragement of good governance among independent and non-independent countries in the Eastern Caribbean. The OECS came into being on June 18th 1981, when seven Eastern Caribbean countries signed a treaty agreeing to cooperate with each other while promoting unity and solidarity among its Members. The Treaty became known as the Treaty of Basseterre, so named in honour of the capital city of St. Kitts and Nevis where it was signed. The OECS today, currently has eleven members, spread across the Eastern Caribbean comprising Antigua and Barbuda, Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St Vincent and The Grenadines, British Virgin Islands, Anguilla, Martinique and Guadeloupe. 

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