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The Ambassador chaired the 2020 Annual Meeting of the Moroccan-Australian Friendship Association

The Ambassador of His Majesty the King to Australia, His Excellency Mr. Karim Medrek took part, on Tuesday, December 22, 2020, in his Capacity as Honorary President to the Annual Meeting of the Moroccan-Australian Friendship Association, known as MAFA in presence of its President as well as the Board Members, notably the Vice-President, the Executive Director, the Board of Trustees as well as the Press and Media Coordinator.

 

This annual meeting has constituted the occasion to shed lights on the action plan for the upcoming year which will include many diplomatic, cultural and academic activities to be held throughout the Australian territory. In the same vein, the Ambassador & Honorary President of this association discussed with the board members some viable propositions to enhance the MAFA’s actions in the future, in order to fulfil its objectives as a non-official platform of cooperation between Morocco and Australia.

In his opening remarks, Mr. Medrek underlined that the belief in the power of competencies and the spirit of friendship and cooperation prevailing in relations between the components of the Moroccan and Australian societies has led to undertake this new adventure, nowadays virtually but hopefully through concrete in situ events in the near future, once the sanitary situation gets improved.

 The Ambassador noted that this Association comes at the right moment when the contribution of non-state actors is required to further enhance the excellent ties between Morocco and Australia. He added that the presence of high level competencies within this association will surely give an added value to its work and functioning, allowing equally the exchange of views and ideas on a number of topics which are of mutual interest to Rabat and Canberra.

It is worth recalling that the Moroccan Australian Friendship Association, created in 2019, is devoted to the promotion of social and cultural exchange between the Kingdom of Morocco and the Commonwealth of Australia. The purpose of this association is to create opportunities for social, cultural, educational, business and charitable activities, continuing to contribute to the strong relations between the two countries, reinforced at the official level through many actions all over the recent years.