A delegation of the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) on Sunday visited the Tanger Med port complex.
The delegation, led by PAP President Charumbira Fortune Zephania, includes several senior members of the Pan-African Parliament.
The visit was an opportunity to learn about the main projects launched in Morocco, in particular the Tanger Med port complex, and to highlight the importance of port infrastructures in international trade.
During this visit, which took place in the presence of House of Representatives’ Speaker, Rachid Talbi Alami, the Governor of the province of Fahs-Anjra, Abdelkhalek Marzouki, the Director General of the Tanger Med Port Authority, Hassan Abkari, and several officials of the Tanger Med Port, the parliamentary delegation learned about the facilities and organization of the port and its role as a key global logistical gateway and an example of integration into global trade.
On this occasion, Abkari gave a presentation about the Tanger Med Port Complex with a special focus on the importance of this major project initiated by HM King Mohammed VI.
The official recalled the positioning of Tanger Med as the first port in Africa for five years and the first port in the Mediterranean for 2 years, stressing that this large-scale infrastructure plays an essential role as a transshipment hub.
In a statement to M24, Fortune Zephania stressed that the delegation is on an official visit to Morocco from September 24 to 27 at the invitation of the Moroccan Parliament.
This visit aims to strengthen cooperation and benefit from the Moroccan experience in several areas, he added, noting that the delegation members were impressed by the important development of Tanger Med Port.
“Thanks to its modern infrastructure and sophisticated technology, the Tanger-Med port has become one of the pioneering maritime platforms in the world,” Fortune Zephania stated, calling on Morocco to share its “unprecedented experience” in this area with other African countries. Through the Tanger-Med port, Morocco has proven that “Africa can take the lead and develop by itself,” he observed.