Casablanca Finance City (CFC) announced on Monday the signing of a partnership with the Belgian Finance Center (BFC) laying the foundations for sustainable cooperation to promote investment opportunities between Belgium, Morocco and the ‘Africa.
This agreement between the authority in charge of the promotion and management of the Moroccan financial center and the entity promoting and the development of the Belgian financial center, will provide in this context an exchange platform in order to encourage best practices and knowledge sharing in the areas of SME finance and corporate governance, CFC said in a statement.
This partnership also aims to facilitate the sharing of information and expertise between the two entities in order to develop effective cooperation, specifies the same source, noting that this component will notably include the organization of joint financial education and training programs. professional, research and workshops, but also publications and exchanges of business delegations, among others.
Quoted by the press release, the CEO of CFC, Saïd Ibrahimi, expressed his joy in signing this partnership with the Belgian Finance Center, stressing that “this will allow us to strengthen our cooperation with Belgium, which is a historical partner of Morocco. “.
The partnership covers in particular two key themes in the context of the post-Covid recovery, namely the financing of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and corporate governance, he added, noting that “it is also a a pledge of recognition of the excellence of the relationships that unite us ”.
For his part, the president of the BFC, Bruno Colmant, expressed his wish to promote the cooperation of Belgium with Morocco and Africa in general.
“Like CFC, BFC is a founding member of the World Alliance of International Financial Centers, which proves our willingness to develop mutual aid between countries,” he said, letting it be known that financial centers have the capacity promote economic growth and international cooperation thanks to the links they forge among themselves and their technological skills.