February 13, 2019 / 9:25 PM / 6 days ago

Morocco, Spain to set up third power link

RABAT, Feb 13 (Reuters) - Morocco and Spain signed an agreement in Rabat on Wednesday to set up a third power link, Morocco’s news agency said.

The two neighbours already have two undersea links with a combined capacity of up to 1,400 megawatts (MW).

The agreement was signed by the energy ministers of the two countries at a ceremony chaired by Morocco’s King Mohammed VI and Spain’s King Felipe VI, who was in Morocco on an official visit. Eleven other agreements covering diplomacy, finance, culture, air transport and security were also signed.

No further details were provided and Morocco’s energy minister, Aziz Rebbah, was not immediately available to comment.

Morocco and Portugal agreed in 2015 on plans for a 1,000 MW link.

Last December, Morocco, Spain, Portugal, France and Germany signed a joint declaration to facilitate cross-border power purchase agreements. (Reporting by Ahmed Eljechtimi; Editing by Leslie Adler)

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