Rabat - Morocco is a model of stability in North Africa, Italian Undersecretary for Foreign Affairs, Vincenzo Amendola, said, hailing reforms undertaken by the Kingdom under the leadership of king Mohammed VI.
Rabat – Morocco is a model of stability in North Africa, Italian Undersecretary for Foreign Affairs, Vincenzo Amendola, said, hailing reforms undertaken by the Kingdom under the leadership of king Mohammed VI.
Amendola recalled in an interview with MAP the strong commitment of Morocco and Italy to the development of the Mediterranean region, adding that the two countries are facing common challenges, including terrorism, human trafficking and illegal immigration.
Rome and Rabat need to further strengthen their cooperation in fighting illegal immigration through the implementation of economic projects, he stressed, noting that the new strategic partnership between the two countries is expected to give new impetus to economic exchanges between Morocco and Italy and will be extended to key sectors, including security and culture.
Amendola announced that the Italian company “Enel Green Power” will soon launch a huge project in Morocco in the field of alternative energy in partnership with a large Moroccan company.
“These are strong signals that cooperation is developing between our companies,” he said, noting that “strategically, Italian and Moroccan companies aim to strengthen the partnership between the two countries but also with the rest of Africa.”
The Italian official paid tribute to the Moroccan community in Italy estimated at about 620,000 people, adding that this community contributes to the growth of the Italian economy (60,000 enterprises are owned by Moroccans).
This community has “demonstrated that integration is not only possible but can be a success,” he added.
Amendola had on Wednesday talks with head of government, Abdelilah Benkirane, minister delegate for foreign affairs Mbarka Bouaida, and Minister delegate for the interior Cherki Drais.