Berlin–The German Development Ministry (BMZ) wants to strengthen cooperation on energy supply within the framework of a “reform partnership” with Morocco, which has now been signed.
“With the reform partnership agreed to on Saturday, we are expanding energy cooperation and planning a research platform for the production of climate-neutral fuels such as hydrogen and methanol,” said German Development Minister Gerd Müller (CSU) to the newspapers of the Funke Media Group (Saturday issues). The Federal Government, therefore, expects the medium-term import of hydrogen from the African state to supply energy in Europe.
Solar energy is already being used “to a great extent” in Morocco, such as the solar power plant in Ouarzazate, which, according to the German government, was also built with German loans and technology and supplies 1.3 million people with clean electricity. “Morocco is the land of green energy in Africa,” said Development Minister Müller. With cheap loans totaling 450 million euros, the German government wants to help small and medium-sized enterprises in Morocco in the next three years in particular.