The French FM will discuss “bilateral and regional issues within the framework” of the French-Moroccan high level dialogue.
Rabat – French government has confirmed that Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian will visit Morocco from June 7-10 to meet with his counterpart, Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Bourita.
The Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs has announced that the ministers will discuss bilateral and regional issues “within the framework of our high-level dialogue with Morocco, which is a strategic partner, notably in Africa.”
The website said that the visit will serve as an opportunity to “take stock of the many areas of our special partnership with Morocco in order to continue to develop trade, straighten educational and cultural cooperation.”
The meeting will also discuss the “fight against terrorism and better manage migration flows.”
On November 15, 2018, Morocco’s Minister of the Interior Abdelouafi Laftit and his French counterpart Christophe Castaner held a meeting to discuss migration and security cooperation.
Castaner told the press that he discussed the most important issues for both countries with Laftit, especially counterterrorism and information exchange.
During his visit to Morocco, Le Drian will also visit the Jean-de-La-Fontaine school complex and the NGO Shems’y school in Fez. Both the school and NGO are supported by the Embassy of France in Morocco.
The statement recalled that the minister will also take part in an economic meeting at the University in Fez, which will focus on technological “cooperation challenges and will receive the French community.”
The foreign ministry also recalled the notable trade cooperation between Morocco, emphasizing that France is the “largest investor in Morocco with 900 subsidiaries of French companies in Morocco, its second largest supplier (€4.3 billion in exports in 2016) and its second largest client (Є4.2 billion in imports in 2016).”
The French ministry also announced that a high-level France-Morocco meeting is scheduled to take place in the fall of 2019.