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CIAO DATE: 09/2014

Morocco's Emergence as a Gateway to Business in Africa

J. Peter Pham, Ricardo Rene Laremont

August 2014

Atlantic Council


Morocco, a bastion of stability on the doorstep of an often-turbulent continent, is a rising economic power. With burgeoning economic and commercial links—across the continent and beyond—and expanding contributions to regional political stability and security, Morocco is an especially attractive portal for investment and a significant US partner in Africa, according to “Morocco’s Emergence as a Gateway to Business in Africa,” an Issue in Focus released today by the Atlantic Council.