Mr. Akhannouch holds talks in Washington with the United States Trade Representative


In Washington, the Head of Government, Mr. Aziz Akhannouch held talks with Ms. Ambassador Catherine Tai, U.S. Trade Representative.

This meeting, which was attended in particular by the Minister of Economy and Finance, Ms. Nadia Fettah Alaoui, falls within the framework of the Summit of Leaders of the United States and Africa, held in the Federal Capital of the United States from December 13 to 15, in which Mr. Akhannouch represents His Majesty King Mohammed VI.

During this meeting, Mr. Akhannouch praised the exemplary relations between the United States and Morocco, thanks to the enlightened vision of His Majesty King Mohammed VI.

For her part, Ms. Tai highlighted that the United States is "very proud" of the free trade agreement signed in 2006 with Morocco, highlighting the importance of continuing to develop this partnership in light of new global challenges, especially decarbonization of economies and digitization.

The U.S. official said it was "essential" that free trade agreements primarily serve workers and residents.

On this occasion, the two sides reviewed the challenges and opportunities for developing the partnership in order to continuously improve the free trade agreement.

They agreed on the importance of maintaining communication, at the level of the two governments, to deepen all the topics raised during this meeting.

Mr. Akhannouch also held talks with Meta's Head of International Affairs, Nick Clegg, and the CEO of Visa.

The U.S.-Africa Leaders’ Summit brings together representatives of nearly 50 countries, civil society and the private sector from the African continent, as well as officials of the U.S. administration and the African Union Commission.

Participants at the three-day summit will discuss some of the world's most pressing challenges, notably the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change, democracy and governance, security, trade and investments, and the development of partnerships between African countries and the United States.