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Thursday 31 October 2013

The visit of French economy minister to Morocco

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Moroccan Autonomy Plan For Sahara 'Serious, Credible Basis For Reflection, French Minister

Moroccan Autonomy Plan For Sahara 'Serious, Credible Basis For Reflection, French Minister

The Moroccan autonomy plan is a serious and credible basis for reflection to settle the Sahara issue, French economy minister Pierre Moscovici said.

France has always considered that the Moroccan autonomy plan is a serious and credible basis for reflection to settle the Sahara issue, Moscovici told radio channel "Medi 1" on Friday. 

 Referring to the Maghreb integration, the French minister said that France believes in regional integration, stressing the economic cost of non-integration regarding growth, employment and prosperity prospects for the region's peoples.

 On obstacles facing this integration, mainly the artificial dispute over the Sahara, he noted that it is up to the region's countries to work towards achieving this integration.

 Regarding the economic partnership between Morocco and France, Moscovici underlined the exceptional and solid aspect of the Moroccan-French economic ties, recalling that France is the Kingdom's top supplier, client and investor with over 40 businesses and 750 branches, that is 120,000 jobs.