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Moroccan participation in the 2019 Australia-Africa Week in Perth


The Ambassador of His Majesty the King to Australia, Mr. Karim Medrek took part to the 2019 Australia-Africa Week held in Perth from the 1st to the 7th of September 2019 at the initiative of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in partnership with the Government of Western Australia and the Advisory Group on African- Australian Relations (AGAAR).

The Conference "Africa Down Under", being the main event of this week, marked by the participation of more than 1500 delegates representing the most important mining companies in both regions constitutes a good platform for annual interaction in Perth, the capital of Mining.

On the sidelines of this event, the Ambassador of His Majesty the King to Australia, Mr. Karim Medrek met with the Premier of Western Australia, Mr. Mark McGowan who underlined the excellence of relations between Morocco and Australia and particularly with the State of Western Australia, highlighting that both parties share the same desire to enhance further their cooperation beyond trade and mining sector.

Besides, the Ambassdor met in a Ministerial dinner organised on the occasion of the Australia-Africa Week with the Governor of Western Australia, Mr. Kim Beazley.

The Ambassador seized the occasion of his visit to Perth to exchange equally with the members of the local government, notably the Minister of Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs, the Minister of Tourism and the Deputy Leader of the Opposition as well as with the mining actors present in this event.

Mr.Medrek has also took part to the Conference "Africa Australia Universities Network" held at the University of Western Australia. During this conference, a number of themes related to the reinforcement of Academic Cooperation and Research have been discussed in presence of African Ambassadors and High Commissioners accredited to Canberra and their Australian counterparts in the African countries, in addition to academic dignitaries.

The reinforcement of women's role, the future of Entrepreurship, the opportunities of investment in the continent as well as the role of the African diaspora in Australia have been also themes tackled by the Ambassdor in his discussions during the event.

It is worth mentioning that two representatives of the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University of Benguerir participate in this Conference which has become the largest African Mining event outside Africa.

The 2019 Australia-Africa Week which encompasses also a number of cultural and academic activities will be concluded in the upcoming days by the holding of the African Exhibition at the famous Yagan Square and the celebration of the African achievements in Australia through the annual Gala "African Awards".