The Tangier International Book and Arts Fair, which opens tomorrow, is one of the highlights of the 2014 France-Morocco Cultural Season. The Tangier International Fair, launched in 1996, is a forum for debate and exchanges of views between writers and thinkers from both sides of the Mediterranean. It is devoted to a different theme each year and includes round tables, conferences and debates. This 18th edition is devoted to the “Africas” and, for five days, will provide an opportunity for people to exchange views on the diversity of this multifaceted continent.
The excellent bilateral relations between France and Morocco have been noteworthy for intensive and regular dialogue since the mid-1990s. His Majesty King Mohammed VI chose France as the destination for his first overseas State visit in March 2000. He was also the first Head of State to be received by President François Hollande, within a week of his taking office. The meeting only further underlined the extraordinary importance France places on its bilateral relations with Morocco.
Annual meetings of the heads of government, established in 1997, have raised the political dialogue between our two countries to the level of that enjoyed with our closest European partners, and bear witness to France’s solidarity with Morocco. The 11th meeting took place on 12 and 13 December 2012 in Casablanca and Rabat. France’s Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault and his Moroccan counterpart, Mr. Abdelilah Benkirane, jointly chaired an intergovernmental seminar attended by 18 French and Moroccan ministers. The meeting resulted in the signing of 26 agreements, conventions and contracts in structural areas of cooperation.
At the invitation of King Mohammed VI, the French President paid a State visit to Morocco on 3 and 4 April 2013, visiting Casablanca and Rabat.
Updated on : 11.04.13