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Published online: September 1, 2016

Bridgehead to Western Sahara: China signed 15 Agreements with Morocco

Keyao Zhang
Beijing Correspondent
No.24 Zhanlan Road Campus, Xicheng District, Beijing, P.R. China
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In May 2016, the King of Morocco, Mohammed VI, visited China and signed 15 agreements with President Xi Jinping; covering various aspects of strategic partnership. These agreements are expected to open Morocco to Chinese businesses in key industries such as aeronautics, automotive and textiles. Chinese investment from state banks, private groups and other enterprises, will be introduced to the Moroccan market. E.g., China's HAITE Group and the government of Morocco are to set up an industrial and residential park in Morocco. Also, Morocco's Office for Electricity and Drinking Water and China's SEPCO III Electric Power Construction are to work on the extension and maintenance of the Jerada power plant.

Keywords : China, Morocco, Western Sahara, 15 Agreements

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