Talk Africa: A Conversation with Morocco’s Prime Minister

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A Conversation with Morocco’s Prime Minister (Part 1)

The Kingdom of Morocco is one of the most stable countries in North Africa. With a proud geographic location, it is known as the gateway to North and West Africa.

In January, Morocco re-joined the Africa Union, setting the stage for playing a bigger role on the continent and beyond. Today, Morocco is the second largest investor in Sub Saharan Africa, and boasts hundreds of cultural, economic and political agreements with countries across the continent.

Since assuming office earlier this year, the head of government; Prime Minister Saad Eddine el-Othmani has ambitiously embarked on a drive to streamline coordination of governance , with a further focus on encouraging investment and entrepreneurship, combating corruption, improving education and healthcare.

A Conversation with Morocco’s Prime Minister (Part 2)

In May 2016 King Mohammed VI of Morocco paid an official state visit to China; where he signed partnership agreements with his Chinese counterpart President Xi Jinping; ushering in a new stage in bilateral relationships between the two countries.

Visa requirements for Chinese citizens visiting Morocco would subsequently be waived, boosting Chinese tourist numbers to Morocco. In a diverse relationship spanning decades, the renewed cooperation in a range of areas including: scientific research and training, environmental conservation, as well as political and economic ties, signals a rejuvenation of partnership in areas of mutual interest.