Trade and industry: The Congolese CCI is inspired by the Moroccan model

Within the framework of exchanges of expertise in the trade and industry sectors, the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to Morocco, Henri Mangaya, accompanied by a delegation of specialists, returned this Monday, December 19 to the Kingdom for a courtesy visit to the Federation of Moroccan Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Services (FMCIS).

The DRC ambassador, the commercial attaché at the embassy as well as the administrator of the Federation of Congolese Enterprises representing the employers of the DRC, Jean Robert Isifua Bokumbe, were welcomed by Hassan Sakhi, vice-president of the federation and President of the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Services (CCIS) of the Region of Rabat-Salé-Kenitra at the FMCIS headquarters, the statement said.

This reception was an opportunity for the federation to present to the Congolese delegation of the Moroccan CCIS, statutes, structures and missions, in addition to an overview of the functioning and the legal framework of the Federation of Moroccan Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Services.

In this sense, Henri Mangaya notably highlighted the economic potential that abounds in the DRC, inviting the Moroccan side to seize the real investment opportunities that are offered, particularly in the fishing sector.

There is a need for economic rapprochement between our two countries “declared the ambassador, especially in certain areas of activity such as fisheries resources where Moroccan expertise, leader in the field, is in great demand” instead of relying on Asian know-how “, noting that the DRC naturally has the Congo River of 3,500 km.

In addition, the Ambassador took the opportunity to thank and salute the Moroccan Sovereign, on behalf of Africans, for his SOUTH-SOUTH cooperation policy and called for taking advantage of it in the electrical energy sector, workhorse of the DRC, whose collaboration has already been started with Moroccan state companies, added the same source.

Fishery products and all that relates to it in port infrastructure, and river transport, as well as the road network, sectors that are still very weak in Congo-Kinshasa need support from the Kingdom of Morocco through the transfer of know-how. make the Moroccan private sector operating in these areas “, we read in the note.

For his part, the representative of the Congolese Employers expressed his wish for the concretization of this political will between the two countries through the creation of a mixed Moroccan-Congolese Chamber and thus requested the help of the FCMCIS and the CCISRSK to support it in upgrading the Congolese Chamber of Commerce and Industry and conforming it to the Moroccan model qualified as very efficient.

The CCISRSK is willing to contribute in all the proposed actions and move forward to lay the groundwork for the creation of a joint Moroccan-Congolese entity dedicated to economic promotion on both sides.“, affirmed Yassir Sebbar, vice-president of the CCISRSK.

In addition, the president of the Moroccan federation welcomed the will of the two countries to consolidate economic cooperation through consular institutions, which remain strategic levers of this policy of rapprochement, affirming on this occasion the firm will of the Moroccans to forge win-win partnership relations with their Congolese counterparts.

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