India, Morocco sign agreement for assistance in legal and commercial matters

India and Morroco on November 13, 2018 signed an agreement to further mutual legal assistance in Civil and Commercial Courts. The agreement will enhance co-operation in the service of summons, judicial documents, letters of request and the execution of judgments decrees and arbitral awards.

The agreement was signed in the presence of Union Minister of Law and Justice and Electronics & IT, Ravi Shankar Prasad and his Moroccan Counterpart Mohammed Auajjar.

Key Highlights:-

1. A joint declaration of Intent on cooperation was signed in the field of modernisation and use of Information Technology between National Informatics Center (NIC) of India and the Ministry of Justice of Morocco.
2. The objective is to strengthen e-Governance including modernisation of courts using IT as a tool to the mutual benefit of both sides by means of exchange of best practices, field visits of officials and experts.
3. The Center for Development of Advance Computing (CDAC) of India had set up a Center of Excellence in Information Technology in Casablanca in Morocco. This center was inaugurated on May 7, 2018. It has 193 students and 10 students have already received placements in private as well as public sectors.
4. Since the establishment of relations, India and Morocco have enjoyed cordial and friendly ties. From time to time dignitaries of one country visited the other country. Indian dignitaries who visited Morocco includes Vice-President Dr. Zakir Hussain (1967) and Minister of Law & Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad (2016).

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