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Head of Govenment t:Morocco's Participation in UK-Africa Summit Heralds Momentum in Bilateral Relations

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Head of Govenment t:Morocco's Participation in UK-Africa Summit Heralds Momentum in Bilateral Relations

Morocco's participation in the UK-Africa Investment Summit 2020 has resulted in real progress that would give new impetus to bilateral relations at the levels of economy, education and scientific research, said, on Thursday in Rabat, head of government Saad Dine El Othmani.

Speaking at the opening of the weekly cabinet meeting, El Otmani recalled the holding, on the sidelines of this Summit, of the Morocco-United Kingdom Business Dialogue, in the presence of about 120 Moroccan companies and 200 British enterprises in order to strengthen economic relations between the two countries.

He added that the Minister of National Education, Vocational Training, Higher Education and Scientific Research and the Minister delegate for Higher Education and Scientific Research took part in the Education World Forum in London.

El Othamni, who chaired a large Moroccan delegation to the UK-Africa Summit, said that this event was also an opportunity to discuss support for the English language in national education and the need for a clear medium-term vision in this area.

He added that it was agreed to foster the Moroccan-British cooperation in scientific and technical fields in the next stages.

The Head of Government also talked about the historical relations between Morocco and the United Kingdom which date back to 800 years.

El Othamni recalled that over the past two years, the Moroccan-British relations grew stronger thanks to a strategic agreement signed in 2018 and a partnership agreement in 2019, similar to the one concluded with the European Union.

The British officials attending this summit lauded the excellent bilateral relations at the moment while stressing the need to further them given the strategic importance of Morocco as a gateway to the African continent, said the Head of government.

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