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Deputy FM Mardas visits Morocco (7-9 September 2016)

By Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Republic
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Deputy Foreign Minister Mardas, who is on a working visit to Morocco, has met, within this context, with the Prime Minister and the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives of Morocco. He has, moreover, had constructive meetings with the Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research & Professional Training and the Minister of Infrastructure, Transport & Logistics. Furthermore, he had consultations with the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister for Industry & Trade and the President of the General Confederation of Moroccan Industries.

The excellent state of affairs and relations between the two countries was confirmed during the meeting with emphasis on preparing for the next Cross-Ministerial Committee which will take place in Rabat in 2017. The Deputy FM's visit is part of an effort to strengthen bilateral economic relations between Greece and N.African countries.

In addition, Deputy Minister Mardas co-signed an MoU on RES & Energy Efficiency along with an Agreement for Scientific and Technological Cooperation, an Agreement on maritime transport as well as an MoU of Academic Cooperation between the Diplomatic Academies of the two Ministries of Foreign Affairs.

The Deputy Minister also made a speech on "the global role of economic diplomacy" at the Diplomatic Academy of Morocco.

Furthermore, he had the opportunity to converse with members of the Greek community and businessmen operating in Morocco. Today he is meeting with the Regional Governor and the Mayor of Marrakesh to discuss, among others, the Greek twinning proposal for the street markets of Monastiraki and Marrakesh.

Upon returning from Morocco the Deputy Minister will go straight to Thessaloniki for the opening of the International Fair.