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Morocco, S. Sudan sign nine bilateral agreements

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Juba, Feb 2 (IANS/MAP) Morocco King Mohammed VI and South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit chaired the signing ceremony of nine bilateral agreements in different areas of cooperation between the two countries at the presidential palace in capital Juba.

"Morocco is committed to sharing its experience in terms of urbanization, and urban development, in order to support the building of a new capital city of South Sudan,"said Morocco's Interior Minister Mohammed Hassad at Wednesday's ceremony.

"The achievement of this great project will require, firstly, the completion of technical and financial feasibility studies, which the Kingdom of Morocco has accepted to finance up to the amount of $5.1 million," the minister said.

"Secondly, Morocco will provide assistance to South Sudan in different phases of the project's implementation, including the call for financial and technical partnerships, and the development of South Sudanese expertise and know-how," Hassad said.

The signed agreements are meant to strengthen cooperation with countries of the continent and mirror the commitment of King Mohammed VI to consolidating South-South cooperation.