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OMA and South African embassy in Rabat discuss private sector partnership opportunities

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Najib Kettani, Ebrahim Edries
Najib Kettani Ebrahim Edries

The founding president of the Morocco Afrika Cultures and Developments Organization (OMA), Dr Najib Kettani, was received in audience Thursday, April 29 by the South African Ambassador to Morocco, H.E.M. Ebrahim Edries, for a courtesy visit.

Dr Kettani welcomed H.E.M. Ebrahim Edries to Morocco, who took office last January. He also wished the brotherly South African people best wishes on the occasion of the National Day celebrated on April 27 of each year.

The two men discussed several topics relating to different sectors. On the economic front, they raised, among other things, the possibility of organizing, as soon as the health situation permits, an event that can welcome Moroccan and South African entrepreneurs.

Particular interest was focused on Sasol, a South African company specializing in the transformation of coal and natural gas into liquid hydrocarbons, which could be called upon to develop its engineering in Morocco, in partnership with local partners.

Morocco and South Africa are two giants of the African continent. According to the projections of the international monetary fund, IMF, published recently, the ranking of the richest countries of the continent by 2026 would place South Africa in 3rd position after Nigeria and Egypt, and Morocco following suit in the 4th position.

South Africa and Morocco offer good investment opportunities. The envisaged partnership can not only contribute to the continuous development of their business communities, but also strengthen the diplomatic relations between Rabat and Pretoria which were reestablished in the 1990s, after a rupture for about 15 years caused by the recognition of the “RASD” by South Africa.

In the past, Morocco has been of great support to the South African people during their struggle against apartheid.

In fact, Nelson Mandela visited Morocco after his release from prison to thank King Hassan II for his support for the South African national liberation movement, the ANC.

Indeed, Morocco has offered significant financial support as well as material and moral support and has contributed to training the ANC combatants and military cadres by Moroccan military instructors.

By OMA Newsletter N ° 250 of 04/30/2021

OMA, an NGO with an Intercontinental vocation
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Promotion and consolidation of inter-African integration

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