Five years to the day separate the signing of this historic agreement between the two countries and the visit to Morocco of the former Prime Minister and former Russian President Dimitri Medvedev. During his visit in 2017, not less than eleven cooperation agreements had been signed, including a memorandum of understanding on the peaceful use of nuclear energy, concluded between the Moroccan National Center for Nuclear Energy, Science and Technology (CNESTEN) and the Russians from the Rosatom International network.
On October 12, the bilateral cooperation agreement in the field of civilian nuclear power is finally formalized. In an order signed by Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Michoustine, and relayed by the Russian press agency Tass, we learn that the project has been approved by the Russian Council of Ministers. Coincidence? The same day, a press release from the Russian Foreign Ministry announced the holding of a meeting between its deputy minister, Sergei Vershinin, and the Moroccan ambassador to Moscow, Lotfi Bouchaara. An interview organized at the request of Moroccan diplomacy, specifies the same source.
Morocco: soon nuclear energy?