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Tuesday 3 October 2017

Morocco Seeks to Develop Cooperation with OECD (Tourism Minister)

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Morocco Seeks to Develop Cooperation with OECD (Tourism Minister)

Morocco seeks to be more active in its cooperation with the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), particularly in the field of tourism, minister of Tourism, Air Transport, Handicraft and Social Economy, Mohamed Sajid, said Monday in Paris.

The Kingdom wants to benefit from OECD’s expertise to better implement various sectoral policies, in particular in the field of tourism, he told MAP on the sidelines of his participation in a high-level meeting on tourism and growth, held at the OECD’s headquarters.

The OECD is conducting several studies on the tourism sector in Morocco, he pointed out, noting that these studies will support the strategy aimed at developing the sector in the Kingdom.

After recalling that Morocco has been actively participating in several OECD committees over the past few years, the minister explained that these studies include small tourism enterprises.

He also expressed Morocco’s willingness to work with the OECD to introduce best practices in the sector and lauded the fruitful cooperation between the two sides.

This is the first time that Morocco has been represented at the ministerial level at this high-level meeting on tourism, he said, adding that it shows the Kingdom's desire to be a reliable partner and to develop its cooperation with the OECD.

He also said that his talks with OECD officials were an opportunity to discuss the means to boost cooperation in other areas, including social economy.

In addition to his participation in the meeting, Sajid held talks with Lamia Kamal-Chaoui, Director of the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Local Development and Tourism (CFE).

This high-level meeting brought together Ministers, senior policy makers and industry leaders to discuss ways to deliver more sustainable and inclusive tourism growth.

This event marks the occasion of the 100th meeting of the OECD Tourism Committee. Created in 1948, the Committee acts as the OECD forum for exchange, and for monitoring policies and structural changes affecting the development of domestic and international tourism. It actively promotes the sustainable economic growth of tourism.

 02 October 2017