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Indian FM: New Delhi Keen to Strengthen Cooperation with Morocco

The Indian Minister of Foreign Affairs also spoke about the opening of the Centre for Excellence in Information Technology (CEIT).

Rabat – India’s Foreign Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar has said that Indian-Moroccan cooperation is marked by strength and cordiality.

The Indian official met with a delegation of Moroccan journalists in New Delhi on Monday, October 14,  to speak about the Moroccan-Indian cooperation.

During the meeting, Jaishankar said that the number of high-level visits of delegations from both Morocco and India proves the success of the Moroccan-Indian relations.

Jaishankar added that his country’s foreign policy is “driven by the desire to maintain good relations with other countries” across the world.

“New Delhi, is keen to strengthen its relations of cooperation with Rabat,” the minister said as cited by Maghreb Arab Press (MAP) said.

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The Indian official emphasized that several areas that can create closer cooperation, including the involvement of economic operators from both countries.

Jaishankar also recalled investment opportunities in Morocco and the contribution of the US-Morocco Free Trade Agreement (FTA) in the creation of investment opportunities.

During his meeting with Moroccan journalists, the official spoke about the opening of the Centre for Excellence in Information Technology (CEIT) in Casablanca.

The Indian embassy in Rabat announced that the center IT center started giving first online courses under the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (TEC) initiative.

The center serves as a platform to help Moroccan students acquire and develop skills related to IT environments.

The minister emphasized the importance of strengthening cooperation in the automotive and pharmaceutical industries, “two booming sectors in India.”

Speaking about Morocco’s position in Africa, the Indian official said that India wants to give new impetus to its diplomatic and economic relations with the continent, with Morocco being a major player in Africa.

He added that the continent has become a “new priority” for Indian foreign policy.

The meeting is part of India’s initiatives to give opportunities to Moroccan journalists to “learn more about the changes taking place in the Asian country with a view to contributing to the strengthening of relations between the two countries,” MAP reported.