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Official State Visit of the Moroccan Ambassador to Western Australia


The Ambassador of His Majesty the King to Canberra, Mr. Karim Medrek paid, from the 1st to the 3rd of September 2018, an official visit to Western Australia in order to explore with officials of the State snd Local Government bilateral cooperation opportunities in different sectors.

On this occasion, Mr. Medrek met with the Governor of Western Australia, Hon. Kim Beazley with whom themes of common interest to Morocco and Western Australia were discussed.

The Ambassador also exchanged views with the Minister for Local Government, Heritage, Culture and the Arts, Hon. David Templeman and the Chair Commissioner of Perth, Eric Lumsden. In this regard, both officials highlighted the enormous opportunities provided by the state of Western Australia, in general and the mining Capital Perth, in particular.

Issues related to cooperation in the field of justice figured on the discussions between the Ambassador and the Chief Justice of the State of Western Australia, Hon.Peter Quintan.

As Education and Training are among the sectors to explore for cooperation with Western Australia, the Ambasssdor held a meeting with the Minister of Education and Training, Sue Ellery in order to prospect opportunities in this regard.

Besides, the Ambassador tackled viable ways of reinforcing legislative cooperation between the Kingdom of Morocco and the State of Western Australia through his discussions respectively with the President of Western Australia Legislative Council, the Hon. Kate Doust, the Deputy Speaker of Western Australia Parliament, Hon. Lisa Baker MLA and the Leader of the Opposition, Hon. Mike Nahan.

This visit has allowed the Ambassador to identify key strategic sectors of cooperation with this state in which economy is largely driven by extraction and processing of a diverse range of mineral and petroleum commodities.

It is worth noting that Western Australia is the country's largest state with a total land area of 2,529,875 square kilometres (976,790 sq mi), considered also as the second-largest country subdivision in the world.