Moroccan Ambassador to Ghana promises to strengthen relations

George-Ramsey Benamba, GNA

Accra, Sept 11, GNA- Ms Imane Ouaadil, new
Moroccan Ambassador to Ghana has pledged to expand and deepen Moroccan
mutually-beneficial cooperation to enhance mutual understanding and friendship
between the two countries.

The cooperation she added would also bring
the bilateral relations of the two countries to a new high.

“I am confident that, in carrying out this
mission, I can count of the full support of Your Excellency and of the Ghanaian
government. May Morocco-Ghana good friendship and mutually-beneficial
cooperation develop continuously.”

Ms Ouaadil, who was speaking to the Ghana
News Agency, a day after presenting her letter of credentials to President Nana
Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in Accra said, I am delighted to take this opportunity
to convey to Your Excellency, the warmest regards of His Majesty King Mohammed
VI and his best wishes for everlasting friendship and cooperation between our
two countries.”

She said Ghana and Morocco came a long way
since 1961 when Ghana’s first President Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah and Morocco’s
King Mohammed V played a crucial role in the creation of the Organisation of
African Unity now the African Union.

She said, both countries were equally
committed to good neighbourliness, regional economic integration and the
maintenance of peace and security in the continent.” We share common values and
we should work hand in hand to contribute jointly to the emergence of a more
secure, more integrated and more prosperous Africa.”

Regarding bilateral cooperation, she said
significant progress had been made in the last few years, citing the official
visit of His Majesty King Mohammed VI in February 2017, which gave fresh impetus
to bilateral ties. 

“The implementation of the 25 agreements
signed during the said visit, will, certainly, further contribute to the
reinforcement of our partnership.”

Ms Ouaadil added that the Moroccan private
sector was present in Ghana through key sectors like: agriculture, renewable
energy, building materials, banking and insurance.

“More Moroccan companies are showing great
interest in Ghana and I feel deeply honoured to be appointed Ambassador of the
Kingdom of Morocco to the Republic of Ghana.”

The Moroccan Ambassador said the relations
between the two countries should also focus on exchanges between two societies,
especially at the human and intellectual level and strengthen academic and
scientific cooperation, as youth from the two countries was the future of the

“My mission will be to consolidate all
on-going initiatives, and implement concrete and innovative solutions to
further develop our partnership.”

She said on account of stability and
sustainable development in Morocco, they engaged in a comprehensive process of
deep political, economic and social reforms that enabled Morocco to go through
major mutations and led to significant achievements, making it an island of
stability in a context of regional turbulence and volatility.

“Under the wise guidance of His Majesty King
Mohammed VI, Morocco’s development dynamic has been fueled, on both economic
and institutional fronts, by the acceleration of investment in infrastructure
and the realisation of major structuring projects. In all parts of the country,
large scale projects are being used to secure jobs and redistribute innovative
economic activities.”

She said Ghana was a pole of political
stability, a strong and vibrant democracy.

“Under your enlightened leadership, Ghana
has enjoyed continued economic development and strengthened her positive
influence in the region. The future prospects are even brighter thanks to your
clear vision and determined action.”