Pakistan, Morocco Sign five Agreements to Boost Cooperation
Pakistan and Morocco on Tuesday signed five agreements to bolster cooperation during a visit by Morocco's Prime Minister Abderehman Youssoufi to Islamabad, reported Iran's official news agency (IRNA).
Youssoufi who arrived in Islamabad Monday on a three-day visit, met with military ruler General Pervez Musharraf and President Mohamad Rafiq Tarar, while a large delegations, accompanying him held talks with senior Pakistani officials.
Pakistan and Morocco signed agreements on promoting cooperation in economic, shipping and cultural spheres and a memorandum of understanding following talks between Youssoufi and Musharraf, an official statement said, cited by the agency.
The two countries have limited trade of 50 million dollars.
After talks with Musharraf, the Moroccan prime minister called for a dialogue between South Asian rivals Pakistan and India to find a peaceful settlement to their dispute over the divided Himalayan state of Kashmir.
"I would stress the need to resolve this issue peacefully through dialogue between the two sides," he said.
Musharraf briefed Youssoufi on Pakistan defense production and range of weapons being produced by it.
Pakistan has emerged as an exporter of small arms to different countries in Africa, Middle East and Asia.
The situation in Afghanistan, where the ruling Taliban are locked in war with an opposition alliance, was also discussed, said IRNA -- Al bawaba.com
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