Strengthening cooperation between Morocco and Ireland and the possibility of creating a maritime link between Tangier and Cork were on the menu for Moroccan Ambassador to Ireland Lahsen Mahroui’s engagement at the launch of the new city on Friday. Container Terminal.
While attending the launch of the Cork Container Terminal (CCT), Mr Maharaui held talks with Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney and Minister for Public Expenditure Reform Michael McGrath. State Department of Transportation, Mrs. Hildegard Naughton.
In a speech to mark the occasion, Coveney noted that with this massive infrastructure, developed on approximately 39 hectares, Ireland will be able to have a presence on more world routes, noting that the new deep water installation at Ringskidie will be able to accommodate some of the world’s largest containers. Ships.
In this sense, he welcomed Mahroi’s presence at the event, raising the possibility of creating a maritime link with Tanger Med, “the largest port in the Mediterranean”.
With the new terminal in the port of Cork, “we now have the ability to do this”, underlined the Irish diplomatic chief.
It is an infrastructure that facilitates international interconnection, he added, which is a boon for the Irish economy, which exports 80% of production.
In addition, the Moroccan diplomat met with the authorities of the port of Cork, deputies, senators and local representatives of the Irish Parliament and the business community in this city in the south-west of Ireland.