Islamabad: December 26, 2019
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan called on H.E. Mr. Mohamed Karmoune, Morocco Ambassador in her office in Islamabad. “Finally the Pakistani institutions and economy are on the right track due to the tough decisions taken by the incumbent government after taking the office. It is high time that the external world should witness the enlightened, moderated and progressive Pakistan through effective diplomacy and media engagements” stated the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan. She also reiterated the significance of strengthening the ties both on diplomatic as well as on the media landscape with all Muslim brother countries such as Morocco. She highlighted Prime Minister’s appreciation for management of tourism by Morocco.
Pakistan and Morocco needs to employ futuristic media engagement strategies for furthering socio cultural exchange in order to strengthen bilateral ties and sharing the expertise in the said field” remarked SAPM. She also emphasized on signing of a MoU for cooperation between the media industry of both countries and for that employment of a focal person was agreed upon by the participants of the meeting. Moroccan Ambassador lauded the policies of the Pakistani government to diversify trade and investment options between Morocco and Pakistan through successful engagements at delegation level in the past one and a half year.
He also showed interest in organizational cooperation between MAP News Agency of Morocco and Associated Press of Pakistan. Both also agreed on content sharing between the National Television Networks of Pakistan and Morocco. “Morocco is exploring new ways for economic and infrastructural development and can benefit from the experience Pakistan is gaining through CPEC for regional connectivity” said his H.E Mr. Mohamed Karmoune, Ambassador of Morocco. Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan told the participants about the Prime Minister’s special focus on creation of new and strengthening of ties in African continent through our missions posted in Africa. She also labeled the present situation to be the best time for media engagement strategies. The Moroccan Ambassador also hinted towards the enormous renewable energy resources of Pakistan like Morocco and emphasized the importance of cooperation between the two countries in this field that can benefit Pakistan as both countries have nearly the same potential as far as solar energy is concerned and Morocco has already been harnessing this source effectively. The meeting concluded with the finalization of the timeline of the signing of the MoU between two governments and the exchange of souvenirs.