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Towards a stronger economic partnership between Morocco and China

Chinese Ambassador to Morocco Li Changlin underlined in Rabat, the excellent political relations between the two countries, stressing the need to strengthen the economic partnership.

“Political relations between China and Morocco are excellent,” the diplomat told reporters during a commemorative ceremony for the centenary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), arguing that the two countries share “a common approach” concerning major international issues.

Morocco and China “militate for multilateralism and the principle of non-interference in the internal affairs of third countries”, just as they “are very attached to national sovereignty, territorial integrity and the right to development,” Li Changlin said.

The celebration of this anniversary is an opportunity to take stock of bilateral cooperation between China and Morocco, noted the Chinese diplomat, recalling the “historic” visit made in 2016 by King Mohammed VI to China, during which the Sovereign and President Xi Jinping signed a joint declaration regarding the establishment of a strategic partnership.

The visit gave “a strong impetus” to bilateral cooperation, contacts have since intensified and the volume of trade has increased, he noted.

“Relations are in good shape,” said the diplomat, emphasizing the construction of a “stronger” economic partnership, especially in the field of manufacturing industry, recalling to this end the significant investment of 350 million euros carried out by a Chinese company in its industrial unit in Kénitra.

In an appropriate speech, Li Changlin had indicated that the cooperation between the two countries “continues to gain in breadth and depth”, believing that the solidarity displayed in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic “is the perfect illustration”.

The Chinese Ambassador in Rabat reiterated the Chinese side’s willingness to work in synergy with the Moroccan authorities on the intensification and diversification of the axes of cooperation, with a view to raising the strategic bilateral partnership to a higher level, in the interest of the two respective peoples.

The commemorative ceremony, held at the Chinese Embassy in Rabat, was marked by the organization of an international traveling exhibition under the theme “The Chinese Communist Party, 100 Years of History”, in the presence of an audience of Moroccan officials and prominent national figures, including political leaders, academics and economic operators.

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