Ambassador: Morocco to Name Honorary Consul in Georgia | Global Atlanta

Morocco continues to add honorary consuls for Morocco in the U.S., building ties state-by-state:

global atlantaMorocco is set to appoint an honorary consul in Georgia as it seeks to broaden its economic and trade connections across the U.S., the nation’s ambassador told Global Atlanta.

Throughout the country, Morocco already has honorary consuls covering 11 states, who as private citizens are picked to officially represent a nation’s interest in their communities. There isn’t one so far in Georgia, which boasts diplomatic offices or binational chambers of commerce from more than 70 other nations.

“We will have one,” Ambassador Rachad Bouhlal told Global Atlanta in an interview after Coca-Cola Co. hosted the annual U.S.-Morocco Investment Forum at its Atlanta headquarters.

Morocco is targeting states like Georgia, which have complementary industrial strengths and are home to large, well-known companies that can offer their imprimatur to Morocco’s investment climate. Coke certainly fits the bill, the ambassador said…[FULL STORY]


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