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A protocol for intention of cooperation and twinning was signed between Odessa and Marrakesh

During official visit to the city of Marrakesh a delegation of Odessa City Council headed by Vice-Mayor Oles Yanchuk has signed a protocol for intention of cooperation and twinning

On December 20, 2018, a delegation from the Odessa City Council (which is now in Morocco) headed by Vice Mayor Oles Yanchuk, met with the President of the Municipal Council (Mayor) of Marrakesh Belkaid Mohamed Larbi, Vice President of the Marrakesh Commune Madame Aouatif Berdai, who is responsible for decentralized cooperation and international Communications and Honorary Consul of Ukraine in the Kingdom of Morocco, Mohamed El Edrissi.


The sides expressed mutual interest in the start of cooperation in the social, economic, cultural, tourist, educational and scientific-technical spheres. This interest was confirmed by signing a protocol for intention of twinning relations between Odessa and Marrakesh in 2019.


The Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Ukraine to the Kingdom of Morocco, Yaroslav Koval, also attended the reception of the delegation of Odessa in the city hall of Marrakesh.


The head of the Ukrainian diplomatic mission in the Kingdom of Morocco highly appreciated the active international activities of the leadership of the Odessa mayor's office, aimed at popularizing Odessa and establishing sister-city relations with the other cities. This work is beneficial in development of political, economic and cultural ties, increasing tourist flow and strengthening trade relations, as well as expanding the boundaries of cooperation between Ukraine and the Kingdom of Morocco, which began within the framework of diplomatic relations established in 1991.


The Ambassador of Ukraine to the Kingdom of Morocco noted that the signing an official document for intention of cooperation and twinning between the cities of our countries has been happening for the first time since 1991, since Ukraine gained independence and established diplomatic relations with the Kingdom of Morocco. According to Yaroslav Koval, not a single Ukrainian city signed such agreements, and Odessa confidently the first in the public diplomacy.


As part of the development of economic, cultural, tourist cooperation, as well as cooperation in the field of education, the sides agreed to exchange official delegations in 2019, groups interested in mutual cooperation and investment of businessmen, promo tours for representatives of the tourist business, as well as folklore groups.


In honor of the arrival of the official delegation of the city of Odessa in the Marrakesh city hall, an official reception was organized and the State Flag of Ukraine was raised, the sides have also exchanged valuable gifts.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 



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