British Ambassador Thomas Reilly recently visited university students from the Kenitra National School of Business and Management (ENCG).
By Shaquile Goff
Rabat – The British ambassador to Morocco accepted the invitation of the ECNG to visit their university, making a stop at their campus in Kenitra last Thursday, November 15.
Reilly spoke to the students about the importance of commerce and bilateral relations, according to his official Twitter account.
The ambassador also said he was impressed by the superb quality of the discussion with the students.
ENCG Director Sadok Khazrouni also spoke alongside the ambassador during the meeting. The director reflected on the importance of the long diplomatic relationship that Morocco and the UK have. He also discussed the importance of international trade as a key factor of job creation and economic success.
Reilly also discussed political events such as Brexit. The ambassador believed that the exit of the UK from the EU actually has a chance of strengthening trade relations between the UK and Morocco. Reilly also shared he had intentions of further solidifying Moroccan-UK relations through increasing citizen exchange programs.
As for the students, Reilly only had extremely positive things to say.
The ambassador said “I found that they were well informed about the history, culture and economic relations between our two countries. They asked me relevant questions, while being attentive, respectful and interactive.”
When discussing the educational links between the countries, Reilly said there was a need for Moroccan and British universities to maintain close links.
As investments in African countries are seeing an increase by wealthier nations, Britain is seeking to secure itself a seat at the table.
Countries like China have already made diplomatic inroads in trade with Morocco, and as industries like tourism grow in the country, the UK is beginning to catch on, looking at the North African nation with more interest.