Morocco, which enjoys a strategic position at the crossroads of Africa, Europe and the Arab world, is a potential strategic partner for Indonesia on the African continent, said the director general of export development at the Indonesian Trade ministry, Ms. Arlinda.
“Given its distinguished geographical position and proximity to the European market, Morocco could become a strategic partner for Indonesia in Africa,” said Arlinda, in a statement to the press on the occasion of the celebration in Jakarta of “Africa Day”.
The Indonesian official also noted that some North African countries, including Morocco, offer several opportunities and advantages to foreign investors in Africa, adding that the location of the Kingdom allows it to act as a bridge between Africa and Europe.
She also highlighted Morocco’s geographical proximity to Spain and Portugal, which she said is a real bridge to the European market.
Morocco and Indonesia are heading towards the signing of bilateral trade agreements this year, Arlinda said, adding that the negotiations will have to be completed by the deadline.
World Day for Africa is the annual commemoration day of the founding of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) on May 25, 1963, which became the African Union (AU) in 2002.
This day, celebrated in Africa and in the rest of the world, is an opportunity for each country to organize different cultural and gastronomic events in order to promote closer ties with the African peoples.
Today, it has become a deeply rooted tradition in all African countries and is a tribute to the struggle of the whole continent for independence, development, economic progress, the strengthening of unity and solidarity of African States.