The Minister of Industry and Trade, Riad Mazour, called, Tuesday in Casablanca, for a “strong mobilization” of all partners from the public and private sectors in order to make Moroccan industry a creative catalyst for stable and sustainable jobs.
Mazour explained, during a working meeting with the General Confederation of Moroccan Enterprises and professional federations, that this meeting aims to expand the circle of discussion with all private sector actors and to formulate proposals to enrich the industrial strategy, which is currently in preparation.
The Minister indicated that this meeting, which represents the first stage in a series of meetings that will be organized with partners in the public and private sectors, will allow for proposals from economic actors that will enrich the content of the new industrial strategy, which is being implemented by the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
He added, “This participatory initiative seeks to study and prepare a national industrial vision within the framework of a collective effort that includes all national competencies, economic actors, and the vital forces of the nation to meet the aspirations of citizens and businesses, taking into account sectoral and regional needs and specificities.”
For his part, the President of the General Confederation of Moroccan Enterprises, Chakib Laalj, stressed that this strategy must integrate many of the main levers mentioned in the white paper of the Federation that was prepared in the wake of the National Industry Day, for the strong advancement of our industry.
Among these levers: promoting the “SNA in Morocco” brand, innovation, research and development, creating financing mechanisms and supporting very small, small and medium enterprises, stimulating the competitiveness of real estate and logistics resources, energy transition, industrial human resources development, as well as the integration of the informal sector. .
In this regard, Mr. Laalaj welcomed the consultative initiative of the Ministry of Industry and Trade regarding the new industrial strategy.