Morocco-Côte d’Ivoire, a forward-looking partnership | North Africa Post
Details of increasing Morocco-Côte d’Ivoire cooperation in the wake of King Mohammed VI’s latest diplomatic tour of West and Central Africa:
King Mohammed VI who is currently on a friendship and work visit to Côte d’Ivoire and President Alassane Ouattara are scheduled to have summit talks this Monday in Abidjan before the two leaders chair over the signing ceremony of several cooperation agreements meant to give a new impetus to the economic relations between the two countries.
The two African States which are bound by an enduring political alliance continue to endeavor to boost further economic and trade relations which recorded a noteworthy increase in both value and volume over the 2009-2014 period. Morocco’s exports to Côte d’Ivoire over these past five years increased by 300%, according to 2014 figures.
During the same year, Morocco and Ivory Coast signed 26 public-private partnerships and investment economic, commercial and technical agreements. The agreements that had crowned the Moroccan-Ivorian Economic Forum held in Abidjan in 2014 had covered the realms of trade, maritime fisheries, investment, tourism, trade, ICT, agriculture, housing, education, training etc.
This multifaceted cooperation that also covers security, justice, and Islamic affairs translates the Moroccan King’s vision of sustainable development…[Full Story]