LONDON: CGEM wants to strengthen economic partnership with Morocco

A mission of the General Confederation of Moroccan Enterprises (CGEM) visited London (United Kingdom) from July 11 to 13, 2023, with a view to strengthening trade relations between the two countries. The Moroccan delegation, led by the President of the Employers’ Association, Saqib Alge, and its Vice-President, Kita Lahlo, chaired its International Commission, and met the All-Party Parliamentary Committee for Morocco, chaired by Heather Wheeler, in the presence of the British Minister for International Trade, Nigel Hiddleton, the Deputy Speaker of the British Parliament, Nigel Evans, and members of the House of Commons. A press release said.

The speakers on both sides also expressed satisfaction over the quality of bilateral relations. In 2022, trade reached 3 billion pounds (37 billion dirhams), an increase of 49.8% compared to 2021, when the Morocco – United Kingdom Association Agreement came into force, which was “a powerful catalyst for trade between the two kingdoms, a creator of added value and jobs”. .

In the presence of the Moroccan Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Hakim Hajoie, the Moroccan delegation met with the Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, Mark Spencer, to discuss opportunities to strengthen bilateral trade. Especially in terms of agricultural and dairy products”.

On another note, the meeting with Rupert Daniels, director of exports and investment at the Department of Trade and Commerce, focused on ways to promote investment between the two countries at the financial services level. , textiles, food, education, new technologies and creative industries.

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