The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Living Abroad expects the number of agreements, treaties and protocols signed or ratified by Morocco by 2022 to reach around 605 conventions, treaties and protocols.
In a report, of which Segodnya 24 has a copy, on the occasion of the presentation of the draft budget for 2023, the ministry said that in its interests “more than 1,853 draft bilateral and multilateral agreements are currently being studied” and that “to keep pace with strategic directions of the Kingdom in order to strengthen its presence diplomatically, politically, economically and in the context of a diversified partnership.”
The number of political agreements is expected to reach 100, compared to 280 economic agreements and 100 cultural agreements.
The same ministry clarified that it is expected to sign other agreements and treaties in various fields, about 125 agreements in total.
The total number of agreements, treaties and protocols signed or ratified by Morocco in 2021 was about 175 conventions, treaties and protocols, bringing the number to about 617 in 2022.
By 2025, 750 draft agreements are expected to be prepared for signing on the basis of official (joint committees) and informal meetings, as well as planned or planned bilateral meetings with a number of African, European, Arab and other countries.
The Ministry believes that the indicator related to the number of signed agreements, treaties and protocols reflects the number of agreements and protocols of a bilateral or multilateral nature concluded and signed with the initials of Morocco in the political, economic, cultural and other fields.
The ministry believes: “This indicator does not reflect the work that has been done in many areas of cooperation, since the field of treaties and agreements is wide and extends to many sectors that cannot be limited only to what is political, economic and cultural.” ”, adding that “in order to highlight the different areas of cooperation between Morocco and its various partners, it is proposed to amend the indicator by adding sub-indicators such as: sectoral area (water and electricity, energy and minerals, sustainable development, housing, tourism, health …), consular and judiciary (security cooperation, immigration, visas and judicial cooperation…); and the social sphere (employment, women, social security…)”.