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Potential for exchanges between young Vietnamese and Morrocans

Released at: 09:14, 25/05/2017

Potential for exchanges between young Vietnamese and Morrocans

Dr. Azzeddine Farhane (Photo: The Embassy of Morocco in Hanoi)

Moroccan Ambassador and others tell VET of the potential for cooperation and exchanges between Vietnam's youth and Morocco's youth.

by Van Hai

Young Vietnamese and Moroccans have the potential to cooperate together and conduct exchanges in the future, H.E. Dr. Azzeddine Farhane, Ambassador of Morocco in Vietnam, told VET on the sidelines of the “Harnessing the Demographic Dividend Through Investment in Youth in Africa” seminar, held in Hanoi to celebrate the 54th Africa Day on May 25.

Ambassador Farhane said he appreciates the experience of young Vietnamese in the country’s startup movement and believes the country has a good investment environment for startups.

“In this respect, the sharing of experience from Vietnamese regarding technology and education could promote a startup spirit in Morocco and African universities and provide support for the creative ideas of students,” he said.

He also suggested that Vietnam and Morocco exchange students to provide more opportunities for young people to learn about different economies and cultures.

He is convinced that this seminar is only the beginning of a long-term process that will enhance multidimensional cooperation between African countries and Vietnam at both the bilateral and multilateral level.

Professor Yamina El Kirat El Allame from the Mohammed V University in Rabat, Morocco, told the seminar about African youth, who represent about 37 per cent of the working age population but more than 60 per cent of the unemployed. This is a serious problem in the continent.

He also outlined the strategies being used to assist young Moroccans from 2015 to 2030. The National Strategy aims to ensure quality investments in Morocco’s youth, with investment in young people forming the basis of the country’s social and economic development, while integrating experiences in Morocco and other countries with a view to creating new partnerships between different public, private and civil society actors.

He also spoke about their priorities in assisting youth, who must be treated as a force for development, as the King of Morocco, Mohammed VI, has said in the past.

“It is therefore imperative to develop a global strategy that would end the dispersion of the benefits currently provided to our youth and to adopt an integrated policy that combines, with synergy and convergence, the different actions carried out for young people,” he said.

Morocco shares its youth development strategy with other African countries as well as with other countries, within its South-South/triangular cooperation policy.

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