The agreement will include a focus on marketing, skills training, and connectivity.
By Amal El Attaq
The minister-president of the Brussels Capital Region, Rudi Vervoort, and the president of the Rabat-Sale-Kenitra Region, Abdessamad Sekkal, agreed on the partnerships focusing on four main areas: accessibility and connectivity, territorial marketing, skills training, and tourism entrepreneurship.
Sekkal and Vervoort also signed a four-way agreement with Abdel Moneim El Madani, general director of the National Agency for the Promotion of Employment and Competencies (Anapec), and George Chapel, general director of the Belgian Foundation for the Promotion of Employment and Youth Support (ACTIRIS).
“We have set a lot of projects we intend to work on that will implement training in tourism professions, as well as developing tourism start-ups,” Sekkal said.
Talking to the press, he mentioned that the meeting was “an opportunity to improve consultations between the two countries and to strengthen cooperation on tourism, culture and employment.”
Sekkal also pointed out the excellent relations between Belgium and Morocco, and he hoped Morocco would take advantage of Brussels’ experience to promote Moroccan monuments.
Sekkal and Vervoort’s delegation also met AbdelKarim Benaitiq,
the minister delegate to the minister of foreign affairs, who is in charge of immigration.
The representatives discussed their bilateral cooperation, especially in light of the Moroccan community in Brussels, and how to facilitate Moroccans’ integration into Belgium.
The Brussels delegation has scheduled several meetings for their February 5-8 visit to discuss the progress of bilateral projects and future projects in areas of Belgian expertise.
In November 2018, Moroccan and Belgian business actors signed 21 agreements and MoUs, which covered various sectors, such as pharmacy, agro-food, renewable energy, chemistry, and metallurgy.