Rabat – CGEM met with the minister of culture to foster public-private cooperation in the development of cultural and creative industries.
The president of the ad hoc committee of the Federation of Cultural and Creative Industries (FICC) belonging to the General Confederation of Enterprises (CGEM), Neila Tazi, met Thursday the minister of culture, Mohamed Laaraj, to talk about partnership between the public and private sector in the field of culture.
The meeting discussed the creation of a plan for cultural governance, according to Maghreb Arab Press (MAP).
The meeting also made a plan to answer all of the FICC’s proposals and to organize an action plan.
Neila Tazi emphasized the potential of the cultural sector for Morocco’s economic future. She declared culture to be a source of employment for youth, but also a field offering sustainable growth. Neila Tazi also expressed her wish to strengthen the place of culture in the Moroccan development plan.
Mohamed Laaraj stressed the importance of culture for economic and social development and for civic purposes.
Neila Tazi, the founder and president of the 20-year-old Gnaoua Festival in Essaouira, wants to harmonize the efforts of private investors and public institutions to bring to light Moroccan actors and culture.
The FICC was created in 2017 by Miriem Bensalah Chaqroun, president of the CGEM at the time, and Neila Tazi. The federation’s mission is to develop a structured cultural industry beyond just festivals.
Neila Tazi intends to allow artists, especially young people, to leave the informal sector and bring concrete added value to the economy.