King Mohammed VI has placed African integration at the heart of his vision and has repeatedly called for African countries’ unity and solidarity to reach this goal.
The remarks were made by Minister in charge of Investment, Mohcine Jazouli, at a session dedicated to investment in Morocco, organized as part of the activities of the Africa CEO Forum summit held in Abidjan June 5-6.
For the ideal of a prosperous Africa to become a reality, the countries of the continent should work hand in hand. These values of unity and solidarity are embodied by the King, who has placed the integration of Africa at the heart of his vision, the Moroccan official said.
Jazouli recalled that since King Mohammed VI acceded to the throne, he paid 50 visits to more than 30 African countries, visits that were crowned by the signing of 1,000 cooperation agreements.
“Thanks to these agreements, our economic relations have been considerably strengthened (…) and today, we are sparing no effort to deepen our cooperation so that the Kingdom can play an even greater role in the development of the continent,” he said.
The Minister went on to say that under the Sovereign’s leadership, the Kingdom has stood out as a true model of regional power, having built a modern, widely diversified economy, with traditional sectors such as tourism, textiles, and agri-food.
He also emphasized that Morocco has built up particularly high-performance industries in record time, and that its infrastructure was up to the best international standards, noting that Morocco was now entering a new phase in its development.
To support this transition, Morocco has recently adopted a new Investment Charter, which offers unprecedented advantages in the Kingdom’s economic history, he said.