Rabat - The competitiveness of the Moroccan economy is a source of interest for the business community in Netherlands, Minister for Industry, Business, Investment and Digital Economy Moulay Hafid Elalamy said on Monday in Rabat.
Rabat – The competitiveness of the Moroccan economy is a source of interest for the business community in Netherlands, Minister for Industry, Business, Investment and Digital Economy Moulay Hafid Elalamy said on Monday in Rabat.
“The Dutch business community is interested in the competitiveness of the Moroccan economy which they have been following very closely,” said Elalamy, in a statement to MAP on the sidelines of a meeting with the Dutch Minister of Foreign Trade and Cooperation, Liliane Ploumen.
“The development of the Kingdom, the stability it enjoys, and its position as a platform and economic hub for Africa and other regions, are all factors that would enable Dutch investors to develop their own competitiveness,” added the Moroccan official.
During the meeting, Elalamy , who expressed satisfaction with the level of economic relations with the Netherlands, noted that promising prospects for further developing trade ties between the two countries that share longstanding ties.
In this respect, the Minister said that an agreement was reached to establish a joint commission consisting of representatives of economic operators from the two countries with the task of defining priority cooperation fields.
In this regards, the emphasis will be placed on the sectors of energy and Information and communication Technologies (ICT), said the Minister.
The Dutch Minister is on a visit to Morocco on February 2-3 leading a business delegation including representatives of Dutch companies and experts in the fields of food industry, waste treatment and maritime infrastructure.
The visit is an opportunity for Dutch companies and research institutes to meet their Moroccan counterparts from the public and private sectors.
Morocco is the first step of a tour that will also take the Dutch minister to Tunisia and Algeria.
MWN with MAP