MOROCCO: As part of a bilateral forum between Italy and Morocco, national railway authority ONCF signed a new co-operation agreement with Italy's FS Group in Rabat on October 11. The event was attended by Italy's Vice-Minister of Economic Development Adolpho Urso.

The agreement continues a railway co-operation accord signed by the two countries in 2006, under which technical experts from FS Group have been assisting with the modernisation and expansion of the Moroccan rail network. The agreement covers management processes, infrastructure technology, research and testing and the training of engineering, operational and administrative staff. FS will also assist with the testing and commissioning of Italian-built suburban trains purchased by ONCF.