Mohammed VI Polytechnic University, Bar Ilan University Partner on Energy Issues

The agreement covers the establishment of a research platform for academic cooperation with the participation of both academic institutions, especially in areas related to clean energy, in particular hydrogen, recycling, solar energy and power transmission.


Morocco and Israel are establishing fruitful cooperative relations in various political, cultural, economic and tourist areas, Israeli Minister of Education, Yifat Shasha-Biton said on this occasion.


This agreement will help strengthen cooperation in the field of academic and scientific research, to take greater advantage of the potentialities available to both countries, she added, stressing the importance of the agreement in developing solutions in the field of green energy.


For his part, the head of the Moroccan liaison office in Israel, Abderrahim Bayoudh, welcomed the signing of the agreement, which adds up to the many others recently concluded by the two countries in several areas such as agriculture and technology.


He also praised the dynamism of academic cooperation between the two countries, recalling the conference on Jewish law held last November in Morocco, which was a great success and paved the way for several meetings on the subject.


Mr. Bayoudh also hoped that university cooperation could be expanded to strengthen academic exchanges and capitalize on shared experiences in various scientific and academic fields.


For his part, Hicham El Habti, president of UM6P, described this agreement as an important opportunity for Moroccan academics to work with their Israeli peers to develop academic relations between the two countries.


The Mohammed VI Polytechnic University will offer the opportunity for young graduates from both countries to work together, he said.


The president of Bar Ilan University, Ari Zaban emphasized the importance of the agreement as it mainly concerns the energy sector. The world consumes 175,000 terabytes of oil every year, which means that it burns 273 million barrels every day, or 190,000 barrels per minute, he explained.


“Energy is the great challenge we have today,” he pointed out.


Source: Agency Morocaine De Presse