The CEO of International CEOE, Marta Blanco, has participated in a conference organized by Bankia on Hispanic-Moroccan business relations. The act was opened by the director of Foreign Trade of Bankia, Jesús Miramón; the Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco in Spain, Farid Aoulouhaj; and the deputy general manager with Mediterranean Countries, Africa and the Middle East, Mercedes Monedero.

The Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco, Farid Aoulouhaj, has provided an overview of the trade relations between Spain and Morocco, and noted that Spain is the main customer and supplier of Morocco. He also underlined the numerous links that unite both countries and their great complementarity, as well as the great growth potential and the numerous opportunities existing in the neighboring country.

For its part, the deputy general director with Mediterranean Countries, Africa and the Middle East, Mercedes Monedero, has analyzed the importance of the Moroccan market for Spain, noting that Morocco is a country with strategic sectoral action (PASE).

Bilateral trade relations

The president of CEOE International, Marta Blanco, has analyzed the current international context and the growth of both Spanish and Moroccan economies, as well as the growth of world trade. In this regard, he stressed the importance of identifying new opportunities in the Alawite market and the commitment of the government of Spain and Morocco to open their economies.

Blanco has also referred to the positive evolution of trade between the two countries, where it is necessary to highlight the increase in the presence of Spanish companies and numerous opportunities existing in this market in export-oriented sectors, such as textiles, automotive, aeronautics, and electronics; and sectors oriented to the local market, such as transport and logistics services, engineering or consulting, among others.

The president of CEOE International has pointed to tourism how a fundamental sector in both countries and in which there are numerous possibilities for cooperation, especially in the development of sustainable tourism, where Spanish companies can contribute their great experience and competitiveness in the internationalization process.

In his speech, Blanco has highlighted the priorities of Spanish companies in terms of stability, legal certainty, compliance with agreements, adaptation of the workforce to the needs of companies and agility in the procedures for the international mobility of workers . He also thanked the effort and work that is being carried out by the Moroccan administration in this regard.

CEOE role

Marta Blanco has also highlighted the role that CEOE plays in strengthening business collaboration between Spain and Morocco and has praised the work and continuous support of the ambassadors of both countries, which translates into numerous bilateral state and high-level visits.

Finally, Blanco has emphasized the good relationship of CEOE with his employer Moroccan counterpart, the Confédération Générale des Entreprises du Maroc (CGEM), which is reflected in the creation of the Economic Council Spain Morocco, CEMAES, and which seeks to strengthen the Bilateral business cooperation and building relationships of trust between companies from two countries, in order to identify new opportunities. Another of the main objectives, he has reported, is to strengthen business collaboration and, in this regard, he has referred to the Training Program for the Internationalization of Spanish Companies in Morocco, to learn first-hand the experiences of companies and disseminate good practices , among other issues.

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