Morocco-Spain: signature of a MoU aimed at strengthening tourism cooperation

The Minister of Tourism, Handicrafts, Social and Solidarity Economy, Fatim-Zahra AMMOR and her counterpart Reyes MAROTO ILLERA, Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism of Spain, held a bilateral meeting, culminating the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at strengthening tourism cooperation between Morocco and Spain, within the framework of the Morocco-Spain High Level Meeting held on February 1 and 2, 2023. During this bilateral meeting , the two parties welcomed the ties of cooperation, friendship and good neighborliness that unite Morocco and Spain and reviewed the positive record of cooperation between Morocco and Spain in the field of tourism, which resulted in the realization of several cooperation actions, in particular the organization of training courses, workshops and seminars in several areas including innovation, tourism statistics and professional training, as well as the participation of both parties in the events organized in the two countries. The two Ministers exchanged on this occasion on their experiences in terms of the resumption of tourism following the Covid-19 pandemic. To this end, Mrs. AMMOR highlighted the efforts made by the Moroccan Government to revive the tourism sector in Morocco under the enlightened leadership of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, May God Assist Him, highlighting the excellent performance of the tourism sector in Morocco, since the opening of the borders in February 2022. In addition, the High Level Meeting was also an opportunity for the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between Morocco and Spain on tourism, which is part of the continuation of the dynamic initiated between the two countries in this area. This Memorandum covers several cooperation actions, including promotion, investment, monitoring and analysis of tourism activity, quality and sustainability, competitiveness. The two parties, who were delighted with the signing of this Memorandum of Understanding and the importance of its monitoring and implementation, invited the Monitoring Committee stipulated in the said Memorandum to continue the iterations by setting up an agenda for ‘execution.