Morocco, Japan Agree to Create ‘Japan Desk’ in AMDIE

Rabat – Morocco and Japan agreed, on Monday in Rabat, to create a “Japan Desk” within the Moroccan Agency for Investment and Export Development (AMDIE).

The creation of the Japan Desk, which is part of the consolidation of bilateral relations, aims to support Japanese companies in their investment projects in Morocco, said Minister of Industry, Trade and Green and Digital Economy Moulay Hafid Elalamy after a meeting with Japanese Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Shinichi Nakatani.

“This desk will help with receiving all complaints, expectations and requests for information from Japanese investors”, he noted, adding that Morocco represents a source of growth and competitiveness for investors, especially Japanese companies.

“The top private employer in Morocco is Japanese,” said Elalamy, noting that the Moroccan-Japanese economic relationship has not yet reached its considerable potential.

For his part, Nakatani stressed that Japan attaches particular importance to cooperation with Morocco, given its link to Africa, Europe and the Middle East, adding that the creation of the Japan Desk is meant to support and assist Japanese companies wishing to invest in Morocco.

Describing the Moroccan-Japanese relations as excellent, Nakatani, who is on a working visit to Morocco on Feb. 16-18 along with a joint delegation from the Japanese public and private sectors, expressed the will of his country to further strengthen its ties and economic cooperation with the Kingdom of Morocco.

He said this visit reflects Japan’s commitment to continue efforts started at TICAD 7 for the benefit of private investment in the African continent.

In 2018, Japanese direct investment in Morocco reached 1.56 billion dirhams, making Japan the 5th largest investor nationally. 71 Japanese companies are based in Morocco and operate in different sectors, notably the automobile industry and renewable energy, employing more than 40,000 people.

Source: Agency Morocaine De Presse

Morocco, Japan Agree to Create ‘Japan Desk’ in AMDIE

Rabat – Morocco and Japan agreed, on Monday in Rabat, to create a “Japan Desk” within the Moroccan Agency for Investment and Export Development (AMDIE).

The creation of the Japan Desk, which is part of the consolidation of bilateral relations, aims to support Japanese companies in their investment projects in Morocco, said Minister of Industry, Trade and Green and Digital Economy Moulay Hafid Elalamy after a meeting with Japanese Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Shinichi Nakatani.

“This desk will help with receiving all complaints, expectations and requests for information from Japanese investors”, he noted, adding that Morocco represents a source of growth and competitiveness for investors, especially Japanese companies.

“The top private employer in Morocco is Japanese,” said Elalamy, noting that the Moroccan-Japanese economic relationship has not yet reached its considerable potential.

For his part, Nakatani stressed that Japan attaches particular importance to cooperation with Morocco, given its link to Africa, Europe and the Middle East, adding that the creation of the Japan Desk is meant to support and assist Japanese companies wishing to invest in Morocco.

Describing the Moroccan-Japanese relations as excellent, Nakatani, who is on a working visit to Morocco on Feb. 16-18 along with a joint delegation from the Japanese public and private sectors, expressed the will of his country to further strengthen its ties and economic cooperation with the Kingdom of Morocco.

He said this visit reflects Japan’s commitment to continue efforts started at TICAD 7 for the benefit of private investment in the African continent.

In 2018, Japanese direct investment in Morocco reached 1.56 billion dirhams, making Japan the 5th largest investor nationally. 71 Japanese companies are based in Morocco and operate in different sectors, notably the automobile industry and renewable energy, employing more than 40,000 people.

Source: Agency Morocaine De Presse