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Thursday 15 April 2021

Moroccan-American Meeting Highlights Women Entrepreneurship

Moroccan-American Meeting Highlights Women Entrepreneurship

A group of Moroccan and American entrepreneurs held a virtual meeting with the U.S Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Middle East & Africa at the Department of Commerce Camille Richardson on women entrepreneurship.

The meeting, part of the "Trade Empowerment Initiative" aiming to discuss trade and entrepreneurship and encourage prosperity through mutually beneficial business engagement, US Consulate General in Casablanca said in a statement.

Participants shared insights on women's entrepreneurship, business opportunities in Morocco, and women's business-owned opportunities between the United States and Morocco.

"This discussion (...) reflects the high priority that the U.S. diplomatic mission in Morocco places not only on U.S.-Morocco trade relations but also on the importance of economic opportunities, including Moroccan women entrepreneurs," the same source noted.

During the meeting, Senior Commercial Officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Casablanca Shakir Farsakh highlighted Moroccan market opportunities and business cooperation between Morocco and the United States.

Since signing a free trade agreement in 2004, Morocco's exports to the United States have increased by approx. 200%. 

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