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PHOTO/TWITTER/@amdie_agency - De izquierda a derecha, Ali Seddiki, director general de AMDIE, Hicham El-Habti, presidente de la UM6P, y Chakib Alj, presidente del CGEM
PHOTO/TWITTER/@amdie_agency - From left to right, Ali Seddiki, director general of AMDIE, Hicham El-Habti, president of UM6P, and Chakib Alj, president of CGEM

A new partnership between the General Confederation of Moroccan Enterprises (CGEM), the Moroccan Agency for the Development of Investment and Exports (AMDIE) and the Mohamed VI Polytechnic University (UPM6) was established this week, with the aim of maximising the potential of Moroccans Resident Abroad (MRE) in the fields of science and education.

This Memorandum, signed by CGEM President Chakib Alj, UM6P President Hicham El-Habti and AMDIE Director General Ali Seddiki, is part of the "Road to Marrakech" initiatives leading up to the Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group (WB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which will be held in Marrakech from 9 to 15 October. 

Chakib Alj, president of CGEM, said he will make every effort to identify, mobilise and support these capacities together with its partners in order to increase employment and add value for our country through its 13th region, dedicated to Moroccan entrepreneurs and high-level businessmen. 

PHOTO/TWITTER/ @@UM6P_officiel - Campus de la Universidad Politécnica Mohamed VI en Ben Gueri, Marruecos
PHOTO/TWITTER/ @@UM6P_officiel - Campus of the Mohamed VI Polytechnic University in Ben Gueri, Morocco

The partnership is also in line with the Roadmap for Quality Education for All 2022-2026, which is based on four key principles: fostering a culture of excellence in education, empowering stakeholders at all levels and generating lasting impact. To reach the 550 billion dirham targets set by King Mohamed VI, this partnership will be essential. 

Hicham El-Habti, president of the UfM6, said in a press release: "We are convinced that Moroccan skills abroad represent an important capital and an undeniable driver of territorial and regional development, contributing to development and innovation in the Kingdom". 

PHOTO/TWITTER/@AljChakib - Presidente de la Confederación General de Empresas Marroquíes
PHOTO/TWITTER/@AljChakib - President of the General Confederation of Moroccan Businesses

El-Habti went on to affirm that this partnership signifies a firm commitment to support Moroccan mobilisation on a global scale and to provide Moroccans with the best opportunities to participate in the expansion of the Kingdom's major initiatives in the fields of research, education, entrepreneurship and innovation.

El-Habti continued: "UPM6 has taken a number of initiatives in this direction, particularly through UM6P Associates, a programme designed to catalyse the skills and expertise of this global community". 

Finally, AMDIE CEO Ali Seddiki said that, through this triangular partnership, AMDIE, UPM6 and CGEM will combine their expertise to enhance networking and provide a range of services designed specifically for Moroccans living abroad. 

PHOTO/ARCHIVO - Ali Seddiki, director general de AMDIE
PHOTO/ARCHIVO - Ali Seddiki, director general of AMDIE

The director affirmed that "believing in the economic potential of Moroccans living abroad, AMDIE, under the supervision of the Ministry of Investment, Convergence and Evaluation of Public Policies (MICEPP), has created resources dedicated to project and initiative holders, with the aim of advising and supporting them in their efforts." 

He went on to say that it will be essential to achieve the 550 billion dirhams (53.9 billion dollars) targets set by King Mohamed VI and that it is a real engine of economic and social development of the country that will favour a better economic revival of the country after the earthquake suffered.