Fez- Mr. Moulay Hafid Alami, Minister of Trade, Industry, Investment and Digital Economy, is chairing the Moroccan ministerial delegation participating in the Morocco-Russia Forum on Tuesday. This forum is organized by the Moroccan Ministry of Foreign Trade in partnership with the General Confederation of Moroccan Enterprises under the theme “Morocco is a strategic partner for Russia.” The Forum, attended by 120 Moroccan businessmen, four Ministers, and the General Confederation of Moroccan Enterprises, aims at boosting economic ties between Morocco and Russia and promoting Moroccan business and investments opportunities. It also seeks to restore a trade balance between the two countries and pave the way for the promotion of Moroccan exports, mainly food industry products. During the opening session on Tuesday, Mr. Moulay Hafid Alami highlighted the ongoing economic development and investment opportunities in Morocco and the prospects of bilateral cooperation and partnership with Russia to consolidate rapprochement between the two countries. A number of agreements are expected to be signed between the General Confederation of Moroccan Enterprises and the Russian Chamber of Commerce. The Forum will organize two workshops on sectors such as financial services, agriculture, fishing, minerals, tourism and logistics, and others. Morocco is Russia’s largest trading partner in Africa and the Arab world. According to the European Commission, in 2012 Russia was Morocco’s fifth largest trading partner, after the EU, the US, China, and Saudi Arabia. © Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed.