RABAT, Feb. 23 (Xinhua) -- Morocco and Zambia have pledged to strengthen bilateral cooperation in various areas, local media reported on Thursday.
The two countries agreed on the need to establish a Joint Permanent Commission of Cooperation to provide the necessary legal framework for enhancing bilateral economic and social cooperation, le360.ma news site reported, citing a joint statement issued following Morocco's King Mohammed VI finished his four-day visit to Zambia on Wednesday.
The Moroccan king and Zambian President Edgar Chagwa Lungu underscored the role of investment, both public and private, in promoting economic growth and development in various areas, according to the joint statement.
The two leaders held a fruitful one-on-one meeting, where they discussed issues of mutual interest on bilateral, regional and multilateral levels, the statement .
During the king's visit, the two countries signed 19 agreements and Memorandums of Understanding covering areas including political consultations, air services, investment protection, finance, insurance, education, training, tourism, agriculture, technology, industry, mining and renewable energy. Enditem