Morocco, Hungary concur on water development

The Minister of Equipment in Morocco, Abdelkader Amara, is on an official visit to Budapest, Hungary, where he will discuss means to strengthen bilateral cooperation in water management and road infrastructure.

The working visit began Monday, March 9, and will wrap up on Wednesday, March 11.

Amara is accompanied by a delegation of Moroccan experts in the fields of water and logistics, as well as representatives of water basin agencies.

The Moroccan delegation will meet with Hungarian officials and representatives of the water and infrastructure sectors.

The meetings fall under an agreement Morocco and Hungary signed on October 5, 1990, that aims to exchange expertise and technological research. In particular, the agreement encourages cooperation in water management, protection against floods and drought, and innovation in transport and road safety.

Amara’s working visit follows a 2016 Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two countries to enhance technical cooperation.

Morocco and Hungary have linked many cooperation agreements in the past in various fields including academic and scientific research.

Morocco has earned international recognition for its recent infrastructure development.

The Director General of the United States and Foreign Commercial Service, Ian Steff, praised Morocco’s major achievements in the field of water, stressing that the national plan for drinking water and irrigation 2020-2027 is a model for the world.