The relationship between Côte d’Ivoire and Morocco is a typical example of South-South cooperation, mutually beneficial and based on the win-win principle, underlined the Ambassador of HM the King of Côte d’Ivoire, Mr. Abdelmalek Kettani.
“The relationship between Côte d’Ivoire and Morocco is, in my humble opinion, the typical example, if not the most successful, of South-South cooperation, mutually advantageous and based on the win-win principle” , said Mr. Kettani in an interview given to the Ivorian daily ”Fraternité Matin” on the occasion of the 23rd anniversary of the Throne Day.
This relationship between the two brotherly countries is based on “the vision of the two respective Heads of State and their strong ambition for their countries and their people”, he pointed out, recalling that Morocco and Côte d’Ivoire have been linked since 1962 through strong and calm diplomatic relations, based on mutual trust, mutual respect and cooperation, cardinal values of bilateral relations, never denied during these 60 years.
The Moroccan diplomat added that since the arrival of His Excellency President Alassane Ouattara as supreme magistrate of Côte d’Ivoire, this relationship has been strengthened, thanks to his vision and the great stimulus he has given to the economy and social development in his country.
“A positive and encouraging vision, shared by His brother, His Majesty King Mohammed VI, may God help him, who kindly brings the contribution of the Kingdom of Morocco to the construction of the new Côte d’Ivoire, which has been on the road to emergence, peace, stability and social cohesion”, he insisted.
“The proof of this is the many economic and social projects launched and for the most part completed in recent years by our Auguste Sovereign, such as the Locodjoro and Grand Lahou landing stages, the Mohammed VI multisectoral training center in Yopougon , or also, the emergency. Yopougon University Hospital medical training center, to name but a few,” he stressed.
Mr. also recalled Kettanu the project to protect and develop Cocody Bay, announcing that this project, the most symbolic between Morocco and Côte d’Ivoire in terms of infrastructure, was initiated by His Majesty King Mohammed VI and His brother the President Alassane Ouattara, with the ambition to revolutionize the face of the city of Abidjan.
He also announced that the major construction works of the Mohammed VI Mosque in Abidjan, launched in March 2017, by HM the King, Amir Al Mouminine, with His Excellency President Ouattara, on March 3, 2017, have been completed and the building is now is in the stage of testing the equipment and tools inside.
For Mr. Kettani, this great religious building represents another symbol of the brotherhood that binds the two countries and the two peoples.
So the ambassador wants to make sure that the cooperation between the two countries is very good in all areas and that the work continues every day to see other projects hatch in the future, even in the public sector, rather than in the private sector , which marks about it several major projects. industrial investments are at an advanced stage, for implementation soon.
“The prospects for relations between the two countries are very good at all levels and cooperation is extremely rich and diverse in all fields,” he commented.
Returning to the 23rd anniversary of the Sovereign’s enthronement, Mr. Kettani described that the Moroccan people are very involved in this commemoration, because “it makes possible change, not only the unbreakable bond of loyalty to all which is the social component of our Country to His Majesty King Mohammed VI, may God help Him, but also to give Him a passionate tribute for His great work for the country, for 23 years” .
This celebration is also an opportunity for all the Moroccan people, from Tangier to Lagouira, to celebrate, in general symbiosis, the great achievements that the Kingdom has known under the enlightened reign of the Sovereign, and to express to Him all their thanks. his gratitude, he said.