On the occasion of the celebration of the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Morocco and Mexico, delegations from the Mexican country have paid an official visit to the Alawi country. The Mexican officials received a direct invitation from the President of the Moroccan Chamber of Councillors, Naama Mayara, who urged the need for this trip. The President of the Mexican Senate, Olga Sánchez Cordero, was in charge of travelling to the Alawi kingdom on behalf of her nation.
As part of her agenda, the diplomat met with Nasser Bourita, Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Resident Abroad. The president and the minister marked a before and after in the relations between the two countries, as both stressed the importance of each side in maintaining the relationship and what continued cooperation means for each of them.
The event concluded with both diplomats underlining the great importance of cooperation. The two countries have a very important relationship in terms of working in several key sectors for both economies. The president wanted to underline this and identified Morocco as an interesting market for investment and the gateway to Africa.
"Morocco represents for us the gateway to the African continent, and Mexico is also, for the Kingdom, a gateway not only to North America but also to Latin America," Sánchez Cordero stressed.
Both sides agree that they are each a great bridge to investment. Morocco arouses the economic interest of many nations to invest and open business, which, like Mexico, have taken advantage of the benefits that the Kingdom provides to set up in the country. The Maghreb nation has some tax advantages and aid for international companies that have aroused their interest. Thus, in addition to expanding into the region, brands can begin to move into Africa and its market, thereby increasing their power and influence on the continent.
Morocco has very good relations with other countries. Just as these nations take advantage of the fact that the Kingdom is the gateway to the African continent, it expands its power in other regions, as in the case of Mexico and its influence in the Latin American and North American markets. Moreover, the Alawi country acts as a link between other territories to access these industries, which makes it highly relevant in the global economy.
The president set off for the North African nation accompanied by Héctor Vasconcelos, president of the Mexican Senate's Foreign Relations Commission. At the press conference following the meeting, Vasconcelos commented that the meeting with Bourita was an opportunity for cooperation and to establish a bilateral agenda. Vasconcelos also stressed that both sides play an important role between the two continents and new plans for cooperation have been affirmed.
"Both Morocco and Mexico welcome the very extensive dialogue we have just had with Mr Bourita, with whom we addressed several bilateral and international issues in the framework of the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the very intense bilateral relations between the two countries," he said.
In Mexico, however, they have not been left behind and have highlighted the importance of Morocco in the field of renewable energies and the fight against climate change. After a conference held in Mexico City, Jesús Sesma, a member of parliament from the Latin American country, pointed out the leadership of the Alawi country in this battle to save the planet.
"Morocco is a leader and a contributor to international efforts to fight climate change. In the Government of Mexico City we can only try to benefit from experiences such as Morocco's in the development of clean and renewable energies, in the context of our imperative need to ensure energy security and address climate challenges," Sesma said.
The MP concluded by stressing that Morocco serves as an example in this fight thanks to the deployment of pioneering programmes and projects that address climate challenges. The conference also presented the measures and initiatives carried out by the Kingdom as an example to follow and as an option for economic development.
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