Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, will visit Morocco from June 7 to 10 to meet with his Moroccan counterpart, Nasser Bourita. The ministers will discuss bilateral and regional issues within the framework of our high-level dialogue with Morocco, which is a strategic partner, notably in Africa.
In the run-up to the high-level France-Morocco meeting scheduled to take place in fall 2019, this visit will provide an opportunity to take stock of the many areas of our special partnership with Morocco in order to continue to develop trade, strengthen educational and cultural cooperation, strengthen the fight against terrorism and better manage migration flows.
During this visit and within the framework of our excellent cooperation with Morocco in the area of education, the minister will visit, in Fez, the Jean-de-La-Fontaine school complex and the NGO Shems’y school, supported by the Embassy of France in Morocco.
The minister will take part in an economic meeting at the Euromed University focusing on technological cooperation challenges and will receive the French community. France is the largest foreign investor in Morocco with 900 subsidiaries of French companies in Morocco, its second largest supplier (€4.3 billion in exports in 2016) and its second largest client (Є4.2 billion in imports in 2016).