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In a context marked by globalization, Morocco faces major challenges that it must meet to ensure harmonious and sustainable economic and social development.

In the face of these changes, reforms have been made in the energy and mining sectors with a view to their reorganization and adaptation to the national and international economic environment. They aim to promote and protect private investment, improve the competitiveness of value chains and, last but not least, to ensure universal access to energy at reasonable prices.

The energy realities have, in most cases, a regional and even international character. As a result, Morocco has embarked on cooperation projects with many countries, institutions and international organizations. The areas covered by these partnerships range from petroleum research to new and renewable energies, to rural electrification, control and security.

In addition, as part of the development of South-South cooperation, the Ministry has paid particular attention to strengthening its relations of friendship and cooperation with African countries, which has resulted in the establishment of a set of bilateral cooperation agreements in the fields of geology, mining, energy, and oil, including Niger, Angola, Sierra Leone, Mauritania, Uganda, Mozambique, and Ghana.

Morocco, a potential energy hub, which has already initiated major reforms aiming at a gradual and controlled opening up of its energy sector, is fully in line with the prospect of integrating energy markets and strengthening regional cooperation, in particular through the strategic development of transport and storage infrastructures.

The international dimension is also present in the mining sector in which the sustainability of the activity is paramount. This requires a long-term effort in terms of geological infrastructure, adaptation of the legislative and regulatory framework, promotion and research, as well as small-scale mine development.

The Ministry of Energy, Mining, and Environment whose role is the definition and implementation of the national energy and mining policy, should be more open to all relevant stakeholders, particularly the company, university and local authorities. It also has the role of supporting private initiatives while ensuring energy security and universal access.

The success of our action supposes the continuity of the efforts being made, continuous capacity-building in order to accomplish our constantly changing missions which take place in evolving contexts. It also assumes the search for greater visibility for our projects and reforms, a neutral and regular evaluation, and the search for synergies in the implementation of integrated programs.