Rabat – The President of the Republic of Senegal, Macky Sall, flew to Morocco on November 12 to take part in the 12th annual International Forum MEDays, running in Tangier from November 13-16.
Minister delegate to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation, and Moroccans living abroad, Mohcine Jazouli welcomed the Senegalese President upon his arrival on Tuesday at the Tangier Ibn Battouta airport.
Macky Sall seized the opportunity to reiterate the strength and depth of Rabat-Dakar diplomatic relations, describing it as a “historical relationship.”
In a statement to the press, the Senegalese President said that the strength of the relations between Morocco and Senegal is based on a tradition that King Mohammed VI maintains
“We are trying to maintain this tradition together” to achieve more development and trade cooperation.
Under King Mohammed VI’s leadership, Morocco has invested diplomatic efforts in Africa in recent years, with a view to developing South-South cooperation, including trade.
Morocco export products with value of $2.3 billion to African countries in 2018, according to data from Trade Law Centre (TRALAC).
The statistics show that Morocco imported goods with a value of $2 billion in Africa within the same period.
“Morocco’s intra-Africa exports account for 8% of Morocco’s total exports, and imports for 4% of total imports for 2018,” Tralac added
Five percent of Morocco’s intra-Africa trade is with Senegal, the same data revealed.
The Senegalese President described King Mohammed VI as a “champion of African unity” and a “champion of inter African cooperation,” reflecting the monarch’s determination to preserve diplomatic relations with African allies.
Macky Sall received the Medays Grand Prize this year.
The Senegalese president said he is honored to receive the event award.
MEDays kicks off under the theme “Global distrust crisis: Facing subversion and uncertainties.” The event will provide participants with the opportunity to discuss several issues and expects the participation of 4,500 attendees, including political analysts, and business leaders from more than 80 countries.