Abidjan — Morocco will strengthen its trade in the agri-food sector with Côte d’Ivoire, said Moroccan Ambassador in Abidjan, Abdelmalek Kettani.
The Moroccan diplomat said it at the end of an audience granted Thursday in Abidjan by the Ivorian Prime Minister, Hamed Bakayoko and which took place in the presence of officials from Tangier Med, a Moroccan state company in charge of the development of a logistics platform for fruits and vegetables at the Port of Abidjan.
“Morocco and Côte d’Ivoire are fully engaged in a process of south-south cooperation which has proved its worth. Today, there is talk of a project for a logistics platform for the export and import of agri-food products between our two countries,” said Kettani at the end of the audience.
This will consist of exporting Ivorian products to Morocco and vice versa. In addition to Morocco, he went on, the project provides for 182 destinations for Ivorian products, from the port of Tangier Med, the first port on the African continent.
The Moroccan ambassador also stressed Morocco’s willingness to boost the export of certain agricultural products from the Côte d’Ivoire, in particular bananas, papaya, pineapple, mango and all agri-food products.
Kettani said that everything will be done to facilitate the access of Ivorian products to the Moroccan market as part of a win-win partnership.