Morocco is well-positioned to be a driving force in order to attract international investment towards sub-Saharan Africa, said, on Monday in Washington, Malian Minister of Industry and Investment Promotion Mustapha Bin Barka.
After several decades of economic presence in Africa, Morocco has the competences and the necessary expertise to better assess dangers facing Africa and play a role of a facilitator to direct international investment to some strategic sectors in sub-Saharan Africa, the Malian minister told MAP.
Morocco has many success stories in several sectors as the banking sector and telecommunications, he added.
Bin Barka was speaking on the sidelines of the Atlantic Council forum, a Washington-based think tank, on the occasion of the launch of its report entitled “Morocco as an economic gateway to Africa.”
The forum, attended by minister of industry, trade, investment and digital economy Moulay Hafid Elalamy, CEO of Attijariwafa Bank Mohamed El Kettani and director of Casablanca Stock Exchange Karim Hajji, is part of the USA-Africa Summit hosted by the US capital on Aug. 4-6.