The European Chambers of Commerce intend to open branches in Dakhla

On the sidelines of the work of the second edition of Africa Business Days which began on Monday in Dakhla, European chambers of commerce announced their intention to open representation branches in the southern city.

The second edition of the Africa Business Days economic forum, which is being held in Dakhla on Monday 13 and Tuesday 14 February, was initiated by the regional council of Dakhla-Oued Eddahab, in partnership with the African Chamber of Commerce and Services (CACS) and the Regional Investment Center (CRI), with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) as guest of honour.

On this occasion, the Swiss Chamber of Commerce in Morocco unveiled a “note of intent” relating to the establishment of the “Dakhla International Business Center”, while European chambers of commerce expressed their wish to open branches in Dakhla.

The note announces: Within this promising dynamic and the active support of the African Chamber of Commerce and Services, having brought together European Chambers of Commerce and Industry, such as the French Chamber, the Belgo-Luxembourg Chamber, the Swiss Chamber and the Portuguese, these Chambers declare their intention to open representation branches within Dakhla International Business Center“.

This second round of two days is an opportunity to create a space for exchanges of experience and rich and dynamic discussions within the framework of economic integration and development in South-South cooperation. Indeed, no less than 60 economic operators and various African and European Chambers of Commerce and Services take part in this economic mass.

Several panels have been planned for the program, including those focusing on business opportunities in the Dakhla-Oued Eddahab region, support systems, North-South partnerships and synergies and partnerships in the ECOWAS zone.

In addition, the first day of the forum was distinguished by the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the Region of Dakhla-Oued Eddahab, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Vaucluse (France) and the African Chamber of Commerce and Services, relating to the creation of a hotel training center in Dakhla with a capacity of 250 beneficiaries.

For the wali of the Dakhla-Oued Eddahab region, Lamine Benomar, the choice of this region to host this economic boom is in line with the orientations of central and regional public policies which are working to make the city of Dakhla a hub and a connection platform between national and African operators.

He stresses that this forum represents an opportunity to serve the objectives of development and economic openness of Morocco to sub-Saharan countries. This is particularly an opportunity to bring together and strengthen ties between African partners.

Abdelmona├»m Faouzi, president of the CACS, for his part affirmed that the city of Dakhla has become an economic hub by road, air and sea offering several opportunities to the various economic operators present. He points out that such opportunities are possible. thanks to a dynamic that animates this territory translated by significant investments in terms of infrastructures“.

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