Speaker of the Canadian Senate, George J. Furey, currently on a working visit to Morocco at the head of a large parliamentary delegation, praised, Wednesday in Rabat, several reforms carried out under the wise leadership of His Majesty King Mohammed VI for a more prosperous, inclusive, sustainable and ambitious Morocco.
In a statement to the press following his talks with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation, and Moroccan Expatriates, Nasser Bourita, Furey welcomed Morocco’s “valuable contribution” to the international order, through the Kingdom’s efforts in countering terrorism and “its commitment to human rights, particularly gender equality.”
The Canadian senator noted that relations between Morocco and Canada, established in 1962, are constantly developing and expanding, notably in countering terrorism, gender equality, and inclusive prosperity, highlighting the significant contribution of the Moroccan community (over 100 thousand Moroccans) based in Canada, which he describes as “very dynamic.”
In a similar context, Furey stated that he was impressed by “the growth in bilateral trade between Morocco and Canada and the mutually beneficial potential for economic growth, particularly in the fields of agriculture, aerospace, education, infrastructure, and green technologies.”
Furey added that Morocco, with its close ties to Europe and Africa and its strategic positioning, can serve as a gateway to the large African continent for Canadian companies, in the same way that Canada offers a bilingual gateway for Moroccan companies to the North American market.
During this visit to Morocco, the Canadian delegation also met with the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rachid Talbi Alami, and the Speaker of the House of Councillors, Enaam Mayara.