Brussels mission to Rabat and Casablanca
Rudi Vervoort, the Minister-president of the Brussels-Capital Region, and Pascal Smet, the Brussels State Secretary for International Relations, led a Brussels mission to Morocco from 20 until 24 September 2022.
The mission, centred on Rabat and Casablanca, was jointly organised by Brussels International and hub.brussels and was the first one after the pandemic upended our lives for two years . It also offered an opportunity to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the cooperation agreement between the Brussels-Capital Region (BCR) and the Region of Rabat-Salé-Kénitra. The two regions also signed a new framework agreement, marking their desire to pursue their relations.
Development cooperation in the field
Collaboration in the field of development cooperation mainly centred on the reactivation of special arrangements for people with disabilities, the regional observatory for territorial dynamics, and intercultural exchanges between the young people of Rabat and Brussels.
Several visits, among others to Handicap International, Groupe One and Echos Communication, allowed participants to discover some of the projects for the benefit of the population of Rabat that are rolled out with funding from the BCR first-hand.
A new economic attaché in Rabat
On the economic level, the Brussels mission mainly focused on construction technology.
However, it also provided an opportunity to officially celebrate the arrival of François De Vrije, the new economic attaché of the BCR to Rabat.