Strengthening cooperation between Côte d’Ivoire and Morocco in the cultural field through concrete projects was the focus of a working session held on Monday in Abidjan, on the sidelines of the 2023 edition of the Africa CEO Forum.

The meeting brought together chairman of the National Museums Foundation, Mehdi Qotbi, and HM the King’s Ambassador in Abidjan, Abdelmalek Kettani, with the Ivorian Minister of Culture and Francophony, Françoise Remarck, and her close collaborators.

“Holding this working session on the sidelines of an economic forum and my presence among the members of the Moroccan delegation led by the Head of Government, Aziz Akhannouch, demonstrates that Morocco attaches great importance to culture in line with the far-sighted Royal Vision,” stressed Qotbi in a statement to MAP.

Culture plays an essential role in economic development. It is a key element and player in economic development, he noted.

“During the meeting with the Ivorian minister, we tried to work together and see how we could continue to build on and consolidate this friendship and fraternity between Côte d’Ivoire and Morocco, which share a common heritage and language,” said Qotbi.

He added that the Ivorian official expressed her admiration for the achievements made in Morocco thanks to the vision of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, who gives great importance to culture in the Kingdom.

Françoise Remarck added that she hoped Morocco would share its experience, which has been acclaimed worldwide, with Côte d’Ivoire.

Source: Agency Morocaine De Presse