Today marks the opening of the 14th high level meeting between Morocco and France in Paris.
Rabat – French President Emmanuel Macron is set to pay a two-day visit to Morocco next year from February 12-13.
Secretary of state to the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Jean Baptiste Lemoyne, confirmed the news to Moroccan television channel 2M following his meeting with Morocco’s minister delegate to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mohcine Jazouli.
Macron is expected to meet with King Mohammed VI and senior Moroccan officials during his visit to the north African country.
The confirmation comes days after Maghreb Confidentiel quoted Moroccan ministerial sources, announcing Macron’s visit next year.
“Postponed several times this year, Emmanuel Macron’s visit to Morocco is finally scheduled for January,” the sources said.
It will be Macron’s second visit to Morocco after his first official trip in November 2018.
The French President came to Morocco to inaugurate Morocco’s High-Speed Train, or TGV, alongside King Mohammed.
Today marks the opening of the 14th high-level meeting between Morocco and France in Paris.
Morocco’s Head of Government Saad Eddine El Othmani is leading a large delegation to attend the symposium.
French Prime Minister Edward Philippe greeted El Othmani upon his arrival in Paris.
A France-Morocco Economic Forum is currently underway just south of Paris under the theme “France-Morocco: let’s innovate together for a new economic and social impetus.”
Morocco and France share regular cooperation in several fields, including agriculture, trade, and security.
Trading Economics reported that French exports to Morocco are is estimated at $5.18 billion in 2018.
Statistics shared earlier this year by Maghreb Arab Press (MAP) from the European Statistics Office said that Morocco is the biggest importer of Moroccan goods, and takes in 28.6% against 43.6 for Spain.
Spain remains Morocco’s top trade partner, with the statistics explaining that Moroccan exports to Spain increased by 5.4 % during the first 11 months of 2018 compared to the same period in 2017.