Mauritania Wants to Attract More Moroccan Investors

Mauritanian Foreign Minister Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed called on Moroccan businessmen to grab the investment opportunities offered in his country.

The Mauritanian minister who paid a two-day visit to Rabat sept.20-21 stressed the need for stepping up bilateral ties at all levels particularly in the economic field.

He said Mauritania offers investment opportunities in the areas of telecommunications, gas, fisheries and infrastructures.

Ould Cheikh Ahmed held separate meetings in Rabat with Head of the Government Saad Eddine El Othmani, Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita and Parliament Speaker Habib El Malki.

Bourita and Ould Cheikh Ahmed decided to convene next year the Moroccan-Mauritania Joint High Commission, which has not met since 2013. They also stressed the importance of this commission, the coordination of stands and political concertation between Rabat and Nouakchott on matters of common interests.

Last June, Mauritania’s President Mohamed Ould Abdelaziz received Morocco’s new ambassador to Nouakchott Hamid Chabar who presented his credence letters.

In December 2017, Mauritania appointed Mohamed Lemine Ould Aboy new ambassador to Morocco, filling thus a position that has been vacant since 2012.

Mauritania is key in Morocco’s African policy as the Kingdom has stepped up its economic ties with Africa.

By the way, the Mauritanian Foreign Minister hailed during his talks with Moroccan officials the Africa-oriented strategy spearheaded by King Mohammed VI and the Monarch’s contribution to the economic development and social progress of the continent.

The gas pipeline launched by Morocco and Nigeria will require a common ground between all passage countries in West Africa including Mauritania. All the West African countries are set to benefit from the project notably in terms of boosting energy security.

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