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Morocco gets a place at the ITF table

Posted 6 June 2015 · Add Comment

Morocco became the first African nation to become a member of the International Transport Forum (ITF).

The organisation’s top decision-making body, the Council of Ministers of Transport, unanimously agreed to the accession of the three countries at the ITF Summit in Germany. The other two countries were Argentina and Israel.
Housed by the OECD in Paris (France), the ITF is an intergovernmental organisation that acts as a think tank for transport policy and organises the Annual Summit of transport ministers. ITF is the only global body that covers all transport modes. Last week’s decision takes the number of ITF member countries from 54 to 57.
Morocco is the ITF’s first full member on the African continent. Previously, Morocco was an observer country since the creation of ITF in 2006.
“Morocco’s accession will be a plus for the Forum. It is also a positive development for Morocco”, said Mohamed Najib Boulif, Morocco’s Deputy Minister of Transport. “The geostrategic position of Morocco in the Mediterranean, in Africa, in the MENA region: these are all strategic assets for Morocco’s participation.”

ITF Secretary-General José Viegas (pictured right) expressed his satisfaction at the accession of the three countries: “ITF is the global, all-modes transport organisation. These three new members make the ITF even more global, and they bring significant transport experience to the table”, said Viegas. “We will be working with the governments of Argentina, Israel and Morocco to ensure that they get value for their policy making out of their membership.”

 

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