Cooperation: Dakhla and Crotone (Italy), twinned

The cities of Dakhla and Crotone signed a twinning agreement on March 12, 2022, in Rome, Italy. The two cities intend to make their contribution to bilateral cooperation between Morocco and Italy, particularly in the sectors of agro-industry, tourism and renewable energies. Bilateral relations between the Kingdom and one of its key trading partners in Europe, Italy, are strengthening. Indeed, the cities of Dakhla and Crotone have just signed a twinning agreement in Italy. It is a question of consolidating the existing cooperation between the 2 countries, but this time in the fields of agro-industry, tourism and renewable energies. Through this agreement, Dakhla and Crotone undertake to foster all types of reciprocal relations, defining the appropriate activities such as commercial cooperation, cultural heritage, tourism, environmental protection as well as the promotion of sport and of the association sector. Thus, the 2 cities will combine their effects to promote the culture of the 2 countries and at the same time deepen cooperation in various fields, apart from sharing expertise and strengthening exchanges. The twinning agreement was signed by the President of the Municipal Council of Dakhla, Erragheb Hormatallah and the Mayor of Crotone, Vincenzo Voce, in the presence of the Ambassador of Morocco in Rome, Youssef Balla, the Consul General of Morocco in Naples, Abdelkader Naji. Without forgetting the Moroccan delegation composed of the president of the regional council of Dakhla, Hammia Mohamed Salem as well as the president of the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and services of the region of Dakhla, Jamal Boussif, who was also present. For the Moroccan ambassador in Rome, this signing is part of the consolidation of the decentralized cooperation of Moroccan municipalities and the strategic partnership that the country and Italy sealed in 2019. As for Erragheb Hormatallah, he shared his firm will to establish friendly relations with Crotone whose benefits will be mutual. And this in all sectors of common interest. “The municipality of Dakhla is aware of the impact that such a surge of cooperation and partnership could have and is committed with all its potential and assets to work for the success of this twinning,” he added. Recall that Italy is Morocco's 3rd European trading partner with more than 2.5 billion euros in trade in 2021.