The President of Morocco’s General Confederation of Enterprises (CGEM), Salaheddine Mezouar, stressed the willingness of Moroccan entrepreneurs to build win-win partnerships with Mauritanian actors.
Mauritanian Prime Minister Mohammed Salem Ould El Bashir, who received him in Nouakchott on Monday in the margins of the Mauritania-Morocco Economic Forum, said that this first-ever Economic Forum is of paramount importance for the CGEM, welcoming the efforts the Mauritanian government in terms of economic development and infrastructure, says a statement from the CGEM.
He also underlined the dynamism of the Mauritanian private sector, according to the same source who notes that this meeting served as a reminder of the importance of fraternal ties between the two countries and the need to strengthen bilateral economic cooperation.
For his part, Mr. Ould El Bashir emphasized the importance of boosting greater cooperation between the two countries, emphasizing the key role of the private sector to support transformations and development policies in Mauritania.
In this regard, the Mauritanian official called on companies from both countries to seize the opportunities for collaboration and co-investment available to them, it adds.
At the end of this meeting, it was agreed to organize the next Morocco-Mauritania Economic Forum in 2019 in Morocco, on the sidelines of the meeting of the High Joint Commission.
The meeting was attended by Morocco’s ambassador to Mauritania, Hamid Chabar, the chairman of the Morocco-Mauritania Business Committee, Said Alj and the president of the Economic Diplomacy Commission, Africa and South-South, Laaziz Kadiri.