Brazil’s Ambassador to Morocco, Julio Glinternick Bitelli, said on Wednesday that there are great opportunities and possibilities to develop trade and economic exchanges between his country and Morocco.
At the economic level, there are great opportunities and possibilities to develop trade and economic exchanges between the two countries, especially in area of agriculture, said the Brazilian ambassador during talks with the House of Representatives’ Speaker, Habib El Malki.
According to a statement from the Lower House, the ambassador called for diversifying economic relations to include new areas such as new technologies and the industrial sector, stressing the two countries’ long-standing relations that date back to the 19th century.
He also reiterated his country’s position on the artificial conflict over the Moroccan Sahara. “Brazil deems serious and credible the Kingdom’s efforts to resolve this conflict and backs the UN-led settlement process to achieve a just, realistic and acceptable solution to all parties,” the diplomat said.
Glinternick Bitelli lauded the “proactive and courageous measures” undertaken by the Kingdom, under the high instructions of HM King Mohammed VI, to face the Coronavirus pandemic and mitigate its repercussions.
He also praised the pioneering role of HM the King in promoting the rapprochement between civilizations and religions, highlighting, in this regard, the sovereign’s concern for preserving Moroccan Jewish cultural heritage.
For his part, El Malki welcomed Brazil’s position on the Moroccan Sahara issue as well as the support provided by the Brazilian Parliament to Morocco’s efforts to find a final solution to this artificial conflict.
The Lower House Speaker recalled HM the King’s visit to Brazil in 2004, which opened up new horizons of cooperation between the two countries.
He also noted that Morocco was the first African country to recognize Brazil’s independence during the 19th century, which “reflects the long-standing friendship between the two countries.”