“Business prosperity and peace are inextricably linked.” This is what the president of the Jewish community in Rabat, David Toledano, said in an extensive interview held at the “Round Table Conference on Peace and Prosperity of the United Arab Emirates”, which was held this week at the initiative of the Jerusalem Post and Halij Times.
In a conversation with Muhammad Zinawi, editor-in-chief of the Moroccan newspaper L’observateur Du Maroc and Lobservateur, Toledano said that the stable and long-standing ties between Israel and Morocco were best reflected in last month’s conversation with Economy Minister Amir Peretz and his Moroccan counterpart Minister Mulai Hafid Al-Alami. Where the two discussed cooperation between the two countries. According to Toledano, Peretz suggested to his colleague at the beginning of the meeting that he speak Moroccan and not English.
“Morocco is a bridge between investors from the Middle East and African countries and its presence is evident,” Toledano said. He noted that Morocco could be an excellent hub for investment on the continent and also a significant point for Israelis flying to Africa. Toledano added that Israel has a significant presence in Africa and it brings to the continent its capabilities in the fields of education, training, water and agriculture. “There are many potential areas where it will be possible to cooperate between the two countries,” he said, “including fish farming for example, as well as an advanced agricultural technology industry and tourism. Morocco itself can benefit from Israelis’ expertise in the water and high-tech industry.”
Toledano added that the issue of water has become an urgent matter for Morocco and needs to be addressed quickly. “I hope that the cooperation between Israel and Morocco will set an example for other countries in the region and motivate them to expand the peace process with Israel,” he said. “I am sure that Morocco will have a special place on this issue.”
In conclusion, Toledano noted that “Africa, home to 1.3 billion people, is the future – it’s time for everyone to wake up and discover this continent.”
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