The British Embassy in Morocco and the Department of Waters and Forests of the Ministry of Agriculture, Maritime Fisheries, Rural Development, Waters and Forests, planted 300 trees in the Maâmoura forest to commemorate the end of the celebration of the 300th anniversary of the signing of the first commercial treaty between Morocco and the United Kingdom.
After their speeches, the British Ambassador to Morocco, Simon Martin, and the Director of Information System Planning and Cooperation, Isam Ahabri, unveiled the commemorative plaque for the celebration, before planting the first trees.
In total, 300 Acacia trees will be planted in a plot of 4000 m² in the Bir Lahmer forest, as part of the Maâmoura forest reforestation program of the Department of Water and Forests.
The 300th anniversary campaign lasted a year and was marked by a joint virtual launch event with the Embassy of Morocco in London on January 23, 2021.
The campaign was an opportunity to celebrate the strong ties between the two Kingdoms, their history, as well as their collaboration in the service of progress in different sectors; including education, sustainable development, climate change, trade and capacity building for women and girls.
Diplomatic relations between the two Kingdoms date back eight centuries since the first agreement between the rulers of the two Kingdoms. Our economic relationship also has a very long history behind it. Today, both countries enjoy a strong presence within our respective continents. We both have very important links with Europe and Africa, and we also share a very important Atlantic orientation.