Morocco and United Kingdom Discuss Prospects for Cooperation, Bilateral Relation after Brexit

Secretary of State to the minister of Industry, Investment, Trade and Digital Economy, in charge of Foreign Trade, Rkia Derham, discussed, Wednesday in Rabat, with a British parliamentary delegation the transition of relations between Morocco and the United Kingdom after Brexit and the prospects for cooperation and partnerships between the two countries.

The meeting was an opportunity to tackle relations between the two countries, Derham told MAP, noting that Morocco, which is “very aware” of its strategic partnership with the United Kingdom within the European Union (EU), should think about its ties with the United Kingdom after Brexit.

During these talks, both sides discussed the possibilities and opportunities for partnership in important sectors, particularly in the field of immigration and the fight against terrorism, given Morocco’s geostrategic position in relation to both the EU and the United Kingdom, Derham stressed, adding that “partnership opportunities in trade and training” had also been raised.

Derham expressed satisfaction with the British delegation’s visit to the city of Laayoune. According to her, this was an opportunity for the members of this delegation to observe first-hand the development that the region is undergoing and to reflect on the prospects for investment in this region, particularly in the education sector, with the possible establishment of a British system school in the cities of Laayoune or Dakhla.

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