The signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Gibraltar and Tangier took place in the Mayor’s Parlour, City Hall in November.
The Mayors of both cities, Ms Carmen Gomez and Mr Mounir Lymouri, signed the official
scroll in the presence of the Minister with responsibility for Morocco, Prof John Cortes, the
Minister for Culture, C Santos GMD, and a large group of distinguished guests drawn from
The Memorandum serves to highlight the historical and ongoing links between both cities
and manifests the friendly relations enjoyed by their inhabitants, as well as, aspiring to foster
and develop mutual understanding and the furtherance of links in fields such as culture, sport,
and economic development.
It also refers to the Moroccan workers, who provided an essential labour service to Gibraltar
during the closed border period and the legacy handed down to succeeding generations in
both communities to this day.
A reception followed the signing ceremony and a reciprocal visit to Morocco is planned in
the near future.