Aziz Akhannouch meets with French Minister of Economy, Bruno Le Maire


The Head of Government, Aziz Akhannouch, had talks on Thursday in Rabat with the French Minister of Economy, Finance and Industrial and Digital Sovereignty, Bruno Le Maire, who is making a working visit to the Kingdom.

During these talks, in which the Minister of Economy and Finance, Nadia Fettah, and the Minister Delegate in charge of the Budget, Fouzi Lekjaa took part, the two parties underlined the specificity and singularity of the relations between Morocco and the France, as well as the desire of the leaders of the two countries, King Mohammed VI, and the French President, Mr. Emmanuel Macron, to move forward in the multidimensional strategic partnership, indicates a press release from the Department of the Head of Government.

Mr. Akhannouch, reports the same source, welcomed the quality of relations between Morocco and France and emphasized the need to breathe new life into them, in line with the developments they are currently experiencing. all levels, within the framework of close consultation.

Furthermore, these talks made it possible to discuss promising prospects for industrial cooperation between the two countries in promising sectors, particularly in terms of green hydrogen, continues the same source, stressing that this interview was also an opportunity to welcome the action of the French Development Agency in supporting the reforms and development programs initiated by Morocco.

The two parties also examined economic and commercial cooperation between the two countries, France being Morocco’s leading partner in terms of tourism revenue and foreign investment. Trade between the two countries stood at some 163.1 billion dirhams in 2023, an increase of 33% compared to 2021, according to the press release.

The meeting was an opportunity to discuss the holding in our country of the 15th Morocco-France High Level Meeting, which constitutes an important mechanism to strengthen the bilateral partnership and breathe new life into it, the same source concludes.

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