The Minister of Industry and Trade, Ryad Mezzour, said Monday in Casablanca that the economic partnership between Morocco and Israel is solid, dynamic, innovative and in line with global technological developments.
Speaking at the inaugural ceremony of the “Morocco-Israel: Connect to Innovate” Forum, Ryad Mezzour stressed that Morocco and Israel have embarked on the path of win-win collaboration in mutually beneficial areas. This forum, he maintained, makes it possible to further explore avenues for development in promising areas, namely agribusiness, energy, logistics and water.
These are priority projects for Morocco in terms of economy and industry and which are perfectly aligned with the New Development Model (NMD), which promotes sovereignty, innovation, research and development (R&D) and l innovative entrepreneurship, said Mr. Mezzour. In turn, the Minister of Digital Transition and Administrative Reform, Ghita Mezzour, noted that innovation is one of the pillars of the NMD, underlining Morocco’s ambition to develop an ecosystem of technology and innovation based on its high quality human capital which makes the Kingdom an essential outsourcing destination.
Morocco is working to develop a new legislative framework that will give new impetus to national startups, she recalled, noting that the government is mobilized to provide all the necessary efforts to take full advantage of the potential offered by the national ecosystem.
The Minister of Transport and Logistics, Mohamed Abdeljalil, for his part, spoke of the importance that the NMD attaches to the mobility of people and logistics, and whose provisions set out the ambition of sustainable mobility for all, competitive logistics at the service of the national economy and a simplified and digitized transport administration.
After specifying that these three dimensions include innovation as the main driver, Mohamed Abdeljalil encouraged Moroccan and Israeli startuppers to meet and share their respective experiences in this field. He also expressed his Department’s readiness to facilitate contact with the companies placed under its supervision.
Initiated jointly by Start-Up Nation Central and Consensus Public Relations, this Forum is intended to be a unique event bringing together Moroccan and Israeli leaders, from the private and public sectors, around the theme of technological innovation in the fields of agri-food. , water, logistics, energy and sustainable development.
On this occasion, 13 memorandums of understanding (MoU) relating to the development of innovative solutions were signed by the Moroccan and Israeli parties to strengthen business to business (B2B) activities between the economic and commercial operators of the two countries and those who unite government entities.