Morocco, Senegal vow to build 'strategic 'partnership'
Morocco-Senegal, Politics, 6/28/2004
Morocco's King Mohammed VI and Senegal's President Abdoulaye Wade vowed, in Dakar Saturday, to build a "strategic partnership" between the two countries that will serve as a "model of South-South cooperation."
In a joint communique released at the end of the monarch's two-day "friendly and working" visit to Senegal, the two leaders voiced satisfaction at the "actions undertaken to boost economic and trade relations between the two countries."
President Wade praised Morocco's initiative to exempt from tax some products imported from the least advanced countries, including Senegal, to help promote trade with Morocco.
The two leaders also praised the "exemplary cooperation" in the field of air transport, citing what they described as "the success" of airliner Air Senegal International, set up in partnership with Morocco's Royal Air Maroc which holds 51 percent of its capital, and Senegal, 49 percent. In 2003, Air Senegal International was elected the best African company and achieved in two years goals initially set for five years.
They also hailed the construction under way of the road linking the Northern Moroccan city of Tangiers and the Senegalese capital Dakar via Mauritania.
The monarch and his host finally insisted on the need to strengthen cooperation between the two countries' private sectors.
Dakar was the last leg of the monarch's five-nation (Benin, Cameroon, Gabon, Niger and Senegal) African tour, started in June 15, and aimed at boosting political, economic and cultural relations with the visited countries.
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