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Chile: Morocco, a strategic economic platform linking Europe, the MENA zone and Africa

Chile expresses particular interest for Morocco as a strategic economic platform linking Europe, the MENA zone and Africa for the development of trade and investment relations at the bilateral level and at the level of the African continent, affirmed recently in Rabat, the Director General of International Economic Relations at the Chilean Ministry of External Affairs, Rodrigo Yáñez.

During a meeting with the Secretary of State to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Mounia Boucetta, Mr. Yáñez highlighted the regional dimension that can also be developed through the continental strategic positioning of each country, says a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

The Chilean official also stressed that the Pacific Alliance (where Morocco enjoys observer status) can also be an appropriate framework for the development of South-South cooperation on topics of common interest, according to the same source.

Yáñez, who is visiting Morocco to co-chair the first meeting of the Joint Commission for the Promotion of Trade and Investment between Morocco and Chile, has not failed to welcome His Majesty’s Strategic Vision on King Mohammed VI to diversify and deepen ties of cooperation with the countries of Latin America, the statement added.

For her part, Ms. Boucetta indicated that, in accordance with the Royal Vision for the diversification of the Kingdom’s partners in Latin America and thanks to the new impetus given to the relations with the countries of this region, Chile represents a strategic partner with whom the Morocco wants to develop a multifaceted partnership covering several domains and sectors.

The two officials, noted the statement, welcomed the excellent bilateral relations between the two countries and reviewed their cooperation and the means to further strengthen it, particularly in economic and commercial terms and in different sectors of common interest.

In this regard, the two parties agreed to support efforts to support and facilitate the implementation of economic partnership projects with the involvement of public and private economic operators, the document said.

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