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“Silk Road”, the development partnership between Morocco and China

The revival of the “Silk Road” initiative will help advance the development partnership between Morocco and China at the economic, commercial, social and cultural levels, stressed in Rabat, participants in a seminar organized under the theme “The Sino-Moroccan Partnership in the Light of the Silk Road Initiative”.

The Kingdom, given its geographical location and its many economic assets, is well placed to play a key role in reviving this extraordinary initiative, especially as a bridge between China and the African continent, they insisted during of this meeting.

Speaking on this occasion, the first adviser to the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China in Rabat, Kiwi Zhou, presented an overview on the “Silk Road”, noting that it is an initiative of cooperation, rapprochement, sharing and openness to others, rather than a purely commercial or economic initiative.

And to let it be known that China is determined to continue its march in accordance with the philosophy and spirit of this approach which concerns about sixty countries across three continents, namely Asia, Africa and Europe.

For his part, the president of the Moroccan Center for Parallel Diplomacy and Dialogue of Civilizations, Abdelfattah Belamachi, said that this initiative, launched by the Chinese president in 2013, stimulates a new dynamic in the Moroccan-Chinese relations, to develop trade and diplomacy, as well as on the cultural and human levels, given the role of these two components in promoting bilateral relations between the two countries.

Sino-Moroccan relations, which have entered a new phase thanks to the historic visit of His Majesty King Mohammed VI to the People’s Republic of China in 2016, are promising given Morocco’s significant economic potential, particularly as a indispensable link between East and West and between the European and African continents.

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