Moroccan Prime Minister Saad Eddine El Othmani and his Malian counterpart Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga

PARIS, France––The West African nation of Mali and its north African counterpart of Morocco have signed five cooperation agreements to boost bilateral cooperation, according to local media reports last Friday.

Signed at a ceremony co-chaired by Moroccan Prime Minister Saad Eddine El Othmani and his Malian counterpart Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga co-chaired the signing ceremony on Thursday in the Moroccan capital Rabat.

Sources say the five agreements cover various areas of cooperation between the two nations.

Three agreements include collaborations in the areas of transport, including an agreement on international road transport of passengers and goods, and one on the recognition of driving licenses and a third on logistics inflow and outflow.

A protocol was also agreed and signed to boost cooperation on education and vocational training as part of boosting and cooperating in the areas of employment.

According to various sources, the fifth agreement was on technical cooperation in the field of water development and the environment.

A large Malian delegation led by Prime Minister Maiga visited Morocco to pursue and boost cooperation.  These agreements are part of the ongoing visit of the Malian delegation.