Minister Delegate for African Cooperation Meets in Abidjan with Moroccan Business Leaders
Minister Delegate for African Cooperation, Mohcine Jazouli, met on Monday in Abidjan with bosses of Moroccan companies established in Côte d'Ivoire during an Iftar-debate initiated by the embassy of Morocco.
This meeting, which is organized by the Moroccan embassy every quarter, was moderated by the Moroccan ambassador to Côte d'Ivoire Abdelmalek Kettani.
Speaking on this occasion, Jazouli welcomed the initiative of the Moroccan embassy which contributes into promoting economic diplomacy in Côte d'Ivoire.
The Minister Delegate then congratulated the bosses of Moroccan companies whose commitment earned them the esteem and the confidence of their Ivorian partners, inviting them to stay the course, in line with the high instructions of HM King Mohammed VI.
Jazouli assured them of the readiness of his department to support Moroccan companies to iron out any difficulties.
The Moroccan official said that in Côte d'Ivoire, "there is something to be proud of" in that out of the 500 agreements signed by Morocco in Africa in the last five years, 120 were inked with this sister country, 45 of which are finalized, adding that great efforts are made to ensure the implementation of the remaining agreements.
For his part, the Moroccan ambassador in Abidjan explained that this initiative is aimed at bringing together the Moroccan business leaders in order to share experiences and further strengthen the presence of these companies in Côte d’Ivoire.
The Moroccan diplomat also commended the significant contribution of Moroccan companies to the economic dynamics in Côte d'Ivoire, saying that these companies operate in sectors with high added value for the local economy, including banking, construction, call centers, pharmaceutical industry, insurance and energy.
Morocco is among the top 3 private investors in Côte d'Ivoire with 313 million euros during the last five years, according to the Investment Promotion Center in Cote d'Ivoire (CEPICI).
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