September 19, 2020

Tanger meets Bremen

Delegation of Morocco welcomed by State Counsellor Dr. Olaf Joachim (Bremen, in the middle) – Picture by Bremen Senatpressestelle.

20-23 January 2020, Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, Germany: A delegation from the region of Tangier, Kingdom of Morocco, paid a working visit to Bremen and Bremerhaven. The group from the North African state visited upon the invitation of the Chamber of Commerce in the two-city state.

The programme included a visit to the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence (DKFI), the German Aerospace Center (DLR), the container terminal and the Thuenen Institute of Sea Fisheries and Fishery Ecology in Bremerhaven. Bremen’s representative to the federal government, State Councillor Dr. Olaf Joachim, welcomed the group for a meeting at the UNESCO World Heritage Site Bremen City Hall.

The State Councillor: “It is part of Bremen’s self-image to maintain diverse contacts with various partners near and far. Bremen companies are already active in the Tangier region. Finding ways to intensify these contacts for the benefit of the people is our goal”.

On Monday, 20 January, the delegation had met with State Councillor for Economic Affairs Sven Wiebe. The meeting was about mutual ideas of the regions and their economic structure. The Tangier-Tétouan-Al Hoceima region has good contacts with France, Spain and China and is now looking to diversify. The North-West Region, Bremen and the Tangier-Tétouan-Al Hoceima Region have several similar industries (logistics, port, aviation, automotive, food) – therefore Bremen was chosen for this visit.

The hope of the four-day visit, organised by the Bremen Chamber of Commerce – Chamber of Industry and Commerce for Bremen and Bremerhaven, is to identify concrete project ideas for cooperation at the end of the visit and to agree on how to proceed. Possible options would be, for example, a return visit, projects in the field of training and skilled workers as well as research and development activities.

For further information:
Government of Bremen:

Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco to Germany:

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