On January 5, Ning Jizhe, Vice Chairman of NDRC, and Nasser Bourita, Foreign Minister of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates of the Kingdom of Morocco signed "Implementation Plan of Jointly Building the Belt and Road Initiative between the Government of the People's Republic of China and the Government of the Kingdom of Morocco" respectively. Su Wei, Deputy Secretary General of NDRC, chaired the meeting.
Morocco has become the first country in North Africa to sign Implementation Plan of Jointly Building the BRI with China. The Implementation Plan depicts the road map of jointly building the BRI between China and Morocco by clarifying cooperation principles and guidelines, cooperation priorities, coordinating mechanisms, etc.. The two sides will seek to better identify the areas of shared interests between the BRI and the Economic Take-off Plan as well as Industrial Strategy of Morocco by deepening pragmatic cooperation in infrastructure construction and logistics, trade and investment, industry, agriculture and fisheries, energy, finance, culture, sports and tourism, education, science, technology and green development, health, security, non-governmental cooperation and other relevant fields.