Regional hub at the center of Europe-Africa relations

As part of the 26th edition of Forum Horizons Maroc (FHM), the main recruitment fair for Moroccan youth and professionals interested in Morocco, a conference was organized on Sunday in Paris under the theme “Morocco: Regional hub at the center of The Europe-Africa relations”. Marking the closing of the Forum, this meeting was marked by the participation of political scientist Abdelmalek Alaoui, CEO (CEO) of “Guerpard Group” and author of the book “Le temps du Maroc”, Rym Sahnoun, CEO of Orange Business Services of Morocco and Youssef Hansali, Head of Capital Markets at Attijariwafa Bank Europe. Giving a lecture on this occasion, Abdelmalek Alaoui noted that the Kingdom of Morocco, the most liberal country on the entire southern Mediterranean coast, is on the path to progress as a “new power”. through this region in variety and abundance. field, especially in automobiles, aeronautics and remote services thanks to the combination of several factors that characterize its political and institutional strength, its ongoing reforms and its social properties. He also stressed the need for Europe to come out of its “clarity” in its relationship with Africa, taking great care to promote a fair distribution of the benefits reaped. , by creating more value in Africa and by increasing mutually beneficial investment for and. the continent. Morocco, under the enlightened leadership of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, has never ceased to clearly affirm and demand a genuine dialogue of equality between the two continents of Europe and Africa, the speaker said, which also marks the crucial importance of implementing plans to stay in Africa. skills and talent on their continent while going beyond the classic approach to official assistance in promoting profitability with a vision focused on in-situ investment. For the political scientist and researcher, Morocco is committed to sharing its experience but also to fully contributing to Africa’s progress in the context of win-win partnership, far from any attempt to dominate. He emphasized that throughout history and through economic exchange, Morocco has always maintained a “strong” relationship with Europe, emphasizing, in this respect, that the Kingdom nurtures the ambition of development and innovation. -or its bilateral relations with the European Union “so that it can best serve its position and its vision of its future”, especially with regard to the question of its territorial integrity. In this regard, fifteen years after announcing its autonomy plan for the southern provinces, Morocco considers that European partners need to act, especially after fully and frankly recognizing the integrity of its territory in many countries including in particular The United States of America and more than a few European countries are in the process of granting greater autonomy to some of their territories, he strongly supported. For his part, Youssef Hansali noted that Morocco has been able to precede some major powers, according to its ranking in international rating agencies, thanks to major reforms undertaken over the years. of the authorities, the proven transparency of its financial system and ambitious policies for the construction of efficient basic infrastructure (LGV, Tanger-Med, etc.). Highlighting the unique area occupied by Morocco in relation to foreign investment, he pointed to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic crisis, revealing the reliance of many countries on distant influences, Morocco, with strengths and more useful geographically. position, called to position oneself well in this niche. “The latest crises have only strengthened the strategic choices made in Morocco, where it needs capital and a position of its own,” he lines up. As for Rym Sahnoun, while reporting on a notable acceleration of digital transformation in Morocco, highlighted, more, especially in the unique circumstances of the Covid-19 health crisis, he considered the other part that while most companies are in the process of transformation, much more needs to be done in different sectors (health, intelligent cities, cloud). Morocco, in his eyes, is full of skills, human potential and talents that can drive the acceleration of this digital transformation. For this, he said, his team chose Morocco for the state of its development and for the quality of skills and infrastructure …

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