Moroccan King receives US Trade Secretary in Rabat
Morocco’s King Mohammed VI received in Rabat on Monday US secretary of trade, Donald L. Evans, who was on a 24-hour “courtesy and working visit” to the North African country.
The US official had also met with Moroccan Prime Minister Driss Jettou., MAP news agency reported Tuesday.
In a press conference he gave before meeting Moroccan officials, Evans said the US administration applauds the political and economic reforms in Morocco that culminated with the recent legislative elections, “widely reported to have been conducted in a fair and open manner”.
The more open and liberal the Moroccan economy, the greater interest US companies will show in trading with and investing in Morocco, Evans said before highlighting that the projected US-Morocco Free Trade Agreement would strengthen the economies of both nations and significantly deepen both countries bilateral trade relationship. (Albawaba.com)