Rabat - Head of government Saad Eddine El Othmani received the speaker of the Flemish Parliament, Jan Peumans, in Rabat on Thursday.
Rabat – Head of government Saad Eddine El Othmani received the speaker of the Flemish Parliament, Jan Peumans, in Rabat on Thursday.
The officials’ meeting focused on boosting bilateral ties between Morocco and Belgium and finding solutions to migration problems, according to a statement by El Othmani’s department.
The two officials highlighted the long-standing friendly relations between Morocco and Belgium, but stressed the need to boost cooperation in the various fields of socio-economic development.
El Othmani outlined Morocco’s policy to strengthen the competitiveness of the national economy, improve the business climate and increase the share of industry in GDP. He also highlighted efforts to promote education and training, develop health services, and create jobs.
The officials also discussed the prospects for consolidating tripartite cooperation for the benefit of African countries. Under the leadership of King Mohammed VI, Morocco is pursuing an African policy to consolidate social and economic development on the continent and guarantee conditions of stability in the region.
Jan Peumans pointed out the importance of Morocco as a transit country for migrants and said it should receive strong support from Europe.
Morocco deserves more solidarity from all the European continental countries to handle the problems related to migration, Peumans told the press after his talks with Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Nasser Bourita.