Morocco is a “very advanced” country in the agriculture sector, said the Ivorian Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Kobenan Kouassi Adjoumani, on Saturday in Paris, who praised the efforts of HM King Mohammed VI for the development of Africa.
“Morocco is a country that is very advanced. With the Green Morocco plan, which we know well and which has just been completed to launch a new strategy for the development of the agricultural sector called Green Generation 2020-2030 and another for the development of water and forests. This means that the Kingdom of Morocco has just passed an important stage and has resolutely embarked on the development of forests,” stressed the Ivorian minister in a statement to the press during his visit to the Moroccan pavilion installed at the Paris International Agricultural Show.
The Ivorian Minister of Agriculture paid tribute to the efforts of HM King Mohammed VI who “attaches great importance to everything agricultural” and to “all that the Sovereign is doing for Morocco, and also for Africa, which he loves as much as his country.
He also insisted on thanking the Sovereign and the Kingdom, “a brotherly country”, for all the work in terms of cooperation with Ivory Coast.
The Ivorian Minister held talks with the Secretary General of the Ministry of Agriculture, Maritime Fisheries, Rural Development and Water and Forestry, Mohamed Sadiki, and the Director General of the Agricultural Development Agency (ADA), El Mahdi Arrifi, in the presence of the Deputy Head of Mission at the Moroccan Embassy in France, Saad Bendourou, focusing on ways to strengthen cooperation between Morocco and Ivory Coast in the agricultural field, also announced that his country will take part in the International Agricultural Show in Morocco (SIAM).
“Soon we will be in Morocco and it will be on April 14 to participate in the SIAM which is also a key event for Morocco and where we come to make exchanges,” he said.
Ivory Coast participates in the Paris Show with a pavilion that presents the diversity of its agricultural products.
The Paris International Agricultural Show (SIAP), opened its doors Saturday at the Versailles exhibition center, with the participation of Morocco. The show, which is in its 57th edition, was inaugurated by the French President, Emmanuel Macron.
Organized by the Agency for Agricultural Development (ADA), Morocco’s participation is part of an ambitious strategy to promote local products.
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