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UK and Morocco agree new partnership in government communication

British Ambassador to Morocco, Clive Alderton, and Moroccan Minister of Communication, Mustapha Khalfi, have signed a cooperation agreement in the field of government communication.

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British Ambassador and Moroccan minister of Communication
British Ambassador, Clive Alderton, and Minister of communication, Mustapha Khalfi.

On Thursday 15 August British Ambassador to Morocco, Clive Alderton, and Moroccan Minister of Communication, Mustapha Khalfi, signed a cooperation agreement in the field of government communication between the UK and Morocco.

The agreement paves the way for a new strand of the UK’s work in partnership with Morocco in support of Morocco’s ongoing reform process. Signature of the agreement allows the launch of a new project under the UK’s Arab Partnership programme, which will see the UK and Morocco working together to support effective communication between government, media and public in Morocco.

The project will support the Moroccan Ministry of Communication in building the capacity of communication officers across the Moroccan government to communicate effectively with the Moroccan public about the major themes of the government’s reform process. The project will consist of training delivered by UK experts on traditional and digital means of communication, and opportunities for British and Moroccan professionals to exchange experience and views.

Welcoming the signature of the new Agreement, Clive Alderton said:

I am delighted to be launching this new field of partnership and cooperation between the UK and Morocco. The UK’s Arab Partnership programme in Morocco is all about working with Morocco in areas where we have useful experience to share and where we can play a part in supporting the ongoing democratic reform process here. Effective government communication is crucial in a democracy, and I am very pleased that the UK is going to be supporting the Moroccan government’s work in this area.

Published 19 August 2013