Morocco, a Very Important Partner in Antiterrorism Fight, British Ambassador
Morocco is a very important partner for the United Kingdom in the fight against terrorism, underlined Thomas Reilly, ambassador of Great Britain in Morocco.
“The United Kingdom highly appreciates the assistance provided by Morocco during the terrorist attacks in London,” the British diplomat said in a statement to MAP, on the sidelines of his participation in the second edition of the private air show and business “MEBAA Show Morocco 2017″.
The British diplomat noted that terrorism is an international scourge that requires international coordination and cooperation to eradicate it and “protect our peoples”.
The ambassador who hailed the strategic vision of King Mohammed VI and the multifaceted reforms conducted during his reign, said “in 20 years, Morocco has made extraordinary and impressive progress”.
Describing relations between Morocco and the United Kingdom as “excellent”, the diplomat noted that Morocco offers enormous opportunities for both British tourists and British investors.
In this context, he said that over 650,000 British tourists visit Morocco each year, which is the third largest number of tourists after the French and Spaniards. During the first half of this year, he said, British tourists have spent more than one billion dirhams in Morocco.
“Tourism is not just about money, it’s also about cultural exchanges and rapprochement between the two friendly peoples,” he added.
“We want to be your partners, we want to go to the future hand in hand as equal partners and I am determined that both kingdoms will face the future together,” he said.
The MEBAA Show Morocco, which took place in Marrakech this week, provided an ideal platform for business suppliers, providers and buyers to network and establish new relationships in North Africa.