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The Official Visit Of HM The King Mohammed VI To Tunisia

Morocco And Tunisia Express Resolve To Boost Economic Exchanges Morocco and Tunisia

expressed on Thursday

shared will to give new impetus to their economic cooperation and trade and bring it to the level

of the bilateral exemplary political ties

Talking at the opening of the Moroccan-Tunisian economic forum, held in the Tunisian capital

prior to the official visit that HM King Mohammed VI will be paying to this country starting on

Friday, Moroccan minister of Industry, trade, investment and digital economy, Moulay Hafid

ElAlamy, and Tunisian minister of industry, energy and mining, Kamal Ben Naceur, took the floor

to reaffirm the shared will of the two countries

Stressing that the forum is held in an international and regional context of major economic and

social hardships, the Moroccan official called the two countries to establish “strong and lasting

partnership” in order to generate more growth, reduce unemployment, and meet social

aspirations

After recalling the strong bonds uniting the two Maghreban countries, El Alamy deplored the low

level of economic exchanges

Tunisia is Morocco’s 35th customer and 31st supplier with a general volume of exchanges hardly

reaching, in 2013, 2.58 billion Dirhams

The Moroccan minister urged for seizing the visit of HM King Mohammed VI to Tunisia to boost

economic ties, through a renovated and long-term approach driven by a pragmatic win-win partnership

He also urged for moving forward in regional integration which, he said, might start with the

integration of the Moroccan and Tunisian financial markets

The same opinion was shared by the Tunisian official who called for joining efforts to improve

trade between the two countries, pointing out that Morocco and Tunisia are both willing to

increase the level of exchanges from 1pc of their global exchanges presently to 10pc

He stated that his country plans to carry on efforts to improve its institutional framework in order

to stimulate investments between the two countries

Over 200 Moroccan and Tunisian business operators participated in the economic forum

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