The Belgian economic mission to Morocco, led by Princess Astrid, representative of the King of the Belgians, “exceeded all our expectations”, said Thursday in Tangier, the Vice President of the Walloon Government, Pierre-Yves Jeholet.
The mission, spread over five days and spread over several cities in Morocco, also “allowed to draw the contours extremely promising cooperation”, said Jeholet at a seminar on business opportunities in Tangier, noting that while this cooperation is “rich, intense and diversified, it only wants to intensify further”.
After visits to Casablanca, Rabat and Tangier, the mission was crowned by the conclusion of no less than “25 contracts, conventions and memorandums of understanding” in various sectors, welcomed the Belgian official in front of a floor of men Moroccan and Belgian businessmen and managers.
Stopping on the city of Tangier, Jeholet noted that the city enjoys a “fantastic geographical location a few kilometers from Gibraltar”, which is highlighted by highly developed infrastructure positioning the city of the Straits as “one of the main growth pole of the African continent, and one of the main drivers of the Moroccan economy”.
For his part, the regional vice-president of the Moroccan General Confederation of Enterprises, Adil Rais, welcomed an “exceptional assessment” of this mission.
The mission, he told, allowed to present the region “in all its potentialities”, and to highlight “achievements so far, and the attractiveness of northern Morocco”.
The seminar, the first part of which took place in the port Tanger Med, was the opportunity to expose the business opportunities in Tangier, and in the northern region of Morocco, by highlighting the port infrastructure, roads and railways in the region. It also allowed to expose success stories of Belgian companies established in Tangier.