Moroccan official: "We could be Turkey's gateway to Afrika"
The International Turkish-African congress, held by the Turkish Asian Center for Strategic Studies (TASAM) with the theme of regional organizations, institutionalization and cooperation in Africa, began yesterday in Istanbul with the attendance of representatives from 12 regional organizations. At the congress, Moroccan State Minister Latifah Akharbach said that her country was ready to be Turkey's gateway to Africa. Stating that Turkey is a large country with a rich history, culture and economy, she said, "Political relations between the two countries are very good," but added that bilateral trade ties should be improved. Calling on Turkish firms to invest in Morocco, she also said that the Moroccan government was providing great opportunities to Turkish investors.