The bilateral economic cooperation between Spain and Morocco continues to intensify.
The head of the Moroccan government, Abdelilah Benrikane, has gone to Catalonia last weekend to promote the consolidation of the presence of Catalonian investors in the Kingdom.
In this time of economic crisis, Morocco offers enormous investment opportunities to Catalonian and Spanish firms'', said Benkirane during a joint press conference with the President of the Autonomous Community of Catalonia, Artur Mas. Marocco, Benkirane added, is busy promoting cooperation with all Spanish regions, speaking particularly about small and medium enterprises from Catalonia who might wish to begin a partnership with their Moroccan colleagues, in order to develop projects in promising sectors such as in agriculture.
Benkirane then stated he wanted to take advantage of his positive Catalan experience and apply it to the ongoing regionalisation process in Morocco, especially in the field of Health and Education.
In his speech, the Catalonian president Artur Mas underlined the importance which Catalonia gives to the intensifying of cooperation ties with Morocco and has invited Catalonian firms, which are dealing with the crisis, to take advantage of the investment opportunities which Morocco offers: a country ''in full economic growth'', he stated, reminding that half of Spanish investments in Morocco are of Catalonian origin.(ANSAmed).