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South Sudan and Morocco late Wednesday signed nine agreements to bolster bilateral ties, cooperation in the areas of agriculture sector, trade and infrastructure development.

Agriculture tractor plowing fieldThe agreements were reached following a two-day official visit by Morocco’s King Mohammed VI to South Sudan, his first state visit after Morocco was readmitted to the African Union (AU).

The king headed a high-level delegation of ministers, advisors and top business people to explore investment opportunities in the world’s youngest nation.

The two governments agreed to strengthen general cooperation for the first time since South Sudan’s independence from Sudan in 2011.

South Sudan’s foreign minister Deng Alor Kuol said the agreements would benefit the two countries by building stronger partnership in development and economic ties.

He said Morocco helped many countries in the Sub-Saharan region in their struggle for independence and renewed diplomatic ties would shore up stability given that Morocco has rejoined the AU after three decades of absence.

“Between us and Morocco, there are very important issues because we are going to benefit from the expertise of Morocco in mining, agriculture, tourism and in regional corporation,” he said. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/

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