Posted by: Morocco World News

A Moroccan delegation led by the Minister of Equipment, Transport, Logistics and Water, Abdelkader Amara, and the Chairman of the Marchica Med’s board of directors, Said Zarou, was received on Monday by Ivorian head of state, President Alassane Ouattara.

The leaders of the two countries discussed bilateral ties, including construction projects, commercial relations, and the progress of the ongoing rehabilitation works within the framework of strengthening the socio-economic and diplomatic ties between Morocco and Ivory Coast.

Abdelmalek Kettani, Morocco’s ambassador to Abidjan, also took part in the meeting, briefing Ivorian officials on the progress of the Cocody Bay rehabilitation project.

Speaking about the economic and diplomatic significance of the Abidjan visit, Minister Abdelkader Amara told MAP that meeting with the Ivorian president served as an opportunity to highlight the progress of the large-scale project in construction at Cocody Bay and the many other benefits of a strong and larger Morocco-Ivory Coast cooperation.

Noting that the Cocody Bay project is advancing at a rapid pace,  Zarrou reiterated the Moroccan side’s commitment to the bilateral relations linking the two parties. Morocco seeks to contribute to the realization of other projects of similar significance, he explained.

“We will work on the part relating to the upgrading of the Cocody Bay as provided by the Agreement relating to this project, signed before the two Heads of State, King Mohammed VI and President Ouattara,” he said.

Speaking on other prospective projects, he added: “We are also studying the construction of a marina and a fishing port in the city of Grand Bassam…The two parties are working together, not only on the technical side but also on the financial, institutional, and heritage rehabilitation aspects.”