Marrakech - “Aerospace is an area in which the United States and Morocco collaborate very closely,” the US ambassador to Morocco Dwight Bush said on Thursday.
Marrakech – “Aerospace is an area in which the United States and Morocco collaborate very closely,” the US ambassador to Morocco Dwight Bush said on Thursday.
Speaking during the opening of the American pavilion at 2016 Marrakech Air Show, the diplomat noted that “Morocco has determined that the aviation sector is an important one for its regional economic growth strategy.”
“The Kingdom of Morocco encourages aviation companies, both civilian and military, to take advantage of its strategic location,” he added.
“The United States has been a part of each Marrakech Air Show from the first show back in 2008. I am pleased to see that there has been steady growth in the number of visiting and exhibiting US companies each year,” Bush said.
“The US Aerospace industry helps Morocco’s economy by helping it to attract more and more travelers and tourists each year. Many US companies also have active and productive joint ventures in Morocco that hire more than 1,500 Moroccan workers,” the US ambassador pointed out.
“On the defense side, the United States and Morocco have a shared goal of stability and security throughout Africa,” Bush said.
The International Marrakech Air Show (IMAS) showcases over 200 exhibiting companies from around the world. This global exhibition is dedicated to the aerospace and defense industry and is recognized as being a major event on the international the aerospace and defense calendar.