Washington – Moroccan Ambassador to the US, Rashad Bouhlal presented before the “Chicago Council on Global Affairs” the vision of King Mohammed VI on relations with Africa, in the light of his trip to several countries in West Africa.
Addressing politicians and representatives of civil society and the business world, the Moroccan diplomat provided an overview of the various steps of the Royal tour in Africa, which led the Monarch to Mali, Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea and Gabon, a statement of the Embassy of Morocco in Washington said on Thursday.
Ambassador Bouhlal held talks on Wednesday with Mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel on relations between Morocco and the United States,” in light of the Joint Communiqué issued at the end of the meeting between His Majesty the King and President Barack Obama in November 2013.”
The meeting was also an opportunity to discuss ways to strengthen relations between Casablanca and Chicago, which are linked since 1982 by a twinning agreement, and which maintain some of the most active twinning relations in the world.
The statement said Mayor of Chicago stressed the “strong commitment” of the city of Chicago to maintain strong business ties with Morocco, and to promote bilateral cooperation in areas related mainly to water infrastructure.
He also highlighted the joint actions to strengthen ties between the two cities through cultural, humanitarian, economic, and educational projects