Morocco and Quebec want to strengthen their relations

The strengthening of cooperation relations between Morocco and Quebec was the focus of a meeting, Tuesday in Montreal, between the Consul General of the Kingdom in Montreal, M’hamed Ifriquine, and the Deputy Minister of International Relations and Francophonie of the Canadian province, Alain Sans Cartier.

During this interview, Mr. Cartier expressed his admiration for the dynamism of the Moroccan economy and the progress made in recent years, particularly in terms of infrastructure. He cited in this regard the port of Tangier which, according to him, constitutes an “impressive achievement”.

In this context, he noted that the Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec, a public body responsible, among other things, for investments abroad, “will be encouraged” in order to study the possibilities of investment in Morocco in order to benefit in particular an opening on the booming African market, says a press release from the Consulate General of Morocco in Montreal.

The Quebec official also said that his department is studying with the other departments of his government, the means to further promote relations with Morocco, which constitutes for the Canadian province “an important partner in the economic fields”.

Mr. Cartier also recalled his visit to Morocco in 2007, as an observer of the legislative elections, adding that he was impressed by the political dynamism and liveliness of Moroccan society.

At the same time, he mentioned the dynamism of the Moroccan community in Canada, “an important community that contributes greatly to the development” of the country.

For his part, Mr. Ifriquine noted that Morocco’s relations with Quebec, which constitute a considerable part of Moroccan-Canadian relations, deserve to be reviewed to intensify them and to redirect them in the light of realities and economic challenges. current.

According to the press release, the Moroccan diplomat reviewed the major projects carried out and in progress in the Kingdom, as well as the key economic areas, in particular the automotive, aeronautics and new information technologies sectors. and clean energy, in addition to the advantages that Morocco offers to foreign investors.

The Consul General of Morocco in Montreal also mentioned the dynamism experienced by the southern provinces of the Kingdom, in particular with the project of the large port of Dakhla, which “will constitute the center of a large African economic hub”.

Recalling the visit to Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto, last November, of a Moroccan delegation from the Morocco-Canada Business Council, an organ of the General Confederation of Moroccan Enterprises (CGEM), Mr. Ifriquine considered it appropriate to organization of a high-level meeting to “review economic relations between Morocco and Quebec with the aim of directing them towards promising sectors”.

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