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Morocco aims to strengthen relations with Spain to secure electricity supply to meet the market demand, Moroccan Minister of Energy, Mines and Sustainable Development Aziz Rabbah said Monday.

Rabbah made the comments at the press conference following his talks with Alvaro Nadal Belda, Span’s minister of energy, tourism and digital agenda.

A “fruitful” energy cooperation between Morocco and Spain is part of a vision of regional integration, and places the kingdom as a connecting point between Europe and Africa, Rabbah said.

The Moroccan minister noted that the meeting also discussed the prospects of cooperation in the gas sector, given that the contract of the Maghreb-Europe Gas Pipeline (GME) project will expire in 2021.

GME is a pipeline that transports natural gas from Algeria through Morocco to the Spanish and Portuguese gas grids.

For his part, Belda welcomed the development of the bilateral relations in the field of energy, calling for further strengthening the cooperation.

“The political relations between Spain and Morocco remain a priority and are not limited to what has been discussed,” he said.

The Spanish minister also underlined that this meeting was an opportunity to examine ways of making efficient use of energy in line with the climate agreements.

The two sides also agreed to jointly prepare a roadmap and a plan of action for the signing of a memorandum of understanding during the next visit of the Spanish king to Morocco.