Head of Govt. Received in Brasilia by Brazilian President

President of Brazil, Michel Temer, received on Monday at Brasilia’s Palácio do Planalto Morocco’s Head of Government, Saad Eddine El Othmani, who leads a high-level delegation at the 8th World Water Forum.

The meeting focused on “the future of the very important relations between Morocco and Brazil”, El Othmani told reporters following the talks, which took place in the presence of Morocco’s ambassador in Brasilia, Nabil Adghoghi.

“Brazil is Morocco’s third largest customer in terms of trade, which makes it a major trading partner for the Kingdom,” he noted.

The meeting also focused on the means to develop relations between the two countries in the areas of scientific research, agriculture, technology and aviation, El Othmani pointed out.

He recalled in this regard that Brazil has a strong aviation industry and a leading company in this field, which he invited to invest in Morocco.

“There are other sectors that could contribute to the strengthening of bilateral relations,” he said, noting that the two sides agreed on a “general road map to develop these relations”.

On the sidelines of his participation in the 8th World Water Forum, which is held under the theme of “Sharing Water,” El Othmani had talks with delegates of several countries, including with South Korea’s Prime Minister, Lee Nak-yeon.

At this meeting, which took place on Sunday, the two sides discussed bilateral relations and agreed to further develop them in the areas of scientific research, higher education, investment and water management.

“South Korea is ahead in terms of the use of new technologies for optimal water management,” El Othmani said.

Regarding his participation in this important international forum, Head of Government stressed that the presence of the Kingdom reflects the great interest shown by Morocco to water-related issues.

“Morocco has a strong water policy that arouses great interest among experts and countries,” El Othmani said, adding that Morocco is one of the founders of the World Water Forum, whose first edition took place in Marrakech in 1997.

“Morocco has accumulated an important experience that it shares with friendly countries and is willing to benefit from the experiences of other countries,” he said.

The World Water Forum represents an international meeting point to discuss water-related problems and find solutions for the world’s most pressing water issues.

The World Water Forum will run through March 23.


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