Morocco informs Torres of its intention to reactivate the maritime connection with Tarfaya

Morocco informs Torres of its intention to reactivate the maritime connection with Tarfaya

The President of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, has received a letter from the Minister of Transport and Logistics of Morocco, Mohammed Abdeljalil, in which he confirms his interest in reactivate the shipping line between Puerto del Rosario, in Fuerteventura, and Tarfaya.

The letter that the president of the Canary Islands has received is the product of the negotiations that were resumed on March 15 and 16, the days on which Torres visited Morocco heading a Canarian trade delegation, as indicated by the regional government in a statement.

In the letter, the Moroccan minister describes this operation as an "important step in strengthening commercial and logistic ties between the Kingdom of Morocco and the Kingdom of Spain", and also announces the celebration of a work meeting on June 2 in Morocco.

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The meeting between the Government of the Canary Islands and the representatives of the Moroccan Ministry of Transport and Logistics, with the presence of the Spanish Embassy in that country, will be attended by a representation of the regional Executive headed by the Minister of Economy, Knowledge and Employment, Elena Máñez.

The Deputy Minister of Infrastructure and Transport, Gustavo Santana, among others, will also participate in it, and there will also be assistance from island businessmen interested in the maritime connectivity project between Puerto del Rosario and Tarfaya.

The meeting called between the official representations of the two governments and the Spanish Embassy in Morocco is a significant step in this new negotiation process in order to activate and consolidate the new interconnection line between the Canary Islands shore of Fuerteventura and the coastal strip of Tarfaya, in Morocco.

The official visit last March to Morocco, with events in Rabat and Casablanca, was attended by a commercial delegation from the islands made up of representatives of the Canary Islands Confederation of Businessmen (CCE) of Las Palmas, the CEOE Tenerife, the Canary Islands chambers of commerce, the Association of Industrialists of the Canary Islands (Asinca), the Transport and Logistics Cluster, and ship repair companies, the agri-food sector, information and communication technologies, the real estate sector and chemical products, among other productive areas.

On that first official visit of the current president of the Canary Islands to Morocco, he was received by the head of the Government, Aziz Akhannouch; the president of the House of Representatives, Rachid Talbi Alami; the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Resident Abroad, Nasser Bourita, and the Minister of Transport and Logistics, Mohammed Abdeljalil.

At all the receptions held on March 15 and 16, the President of the Canary Islands was accompanied by the Spanish ambassador in Morocco, Richard Diez-Hochleitner.

After finishing the meeting plan in Rabat, Torres stated that the most important agreements reached with the Moroccan government had been those related to improving connectivity between the two territories.

At that time, the president of the Canary Islands announced that the Canary Islands capital airline Binter would open three new routes starting in July with the cities of Essaouira, Tangier and Guelmim, and also highlighted the commitment of the Government of Morocco and the Canary Islands to activate again the maritime line between Fuerteventura and Tarfaya, an issue that, after this last step, is in the process of being resolved.