On Wednesday, December 6, Olivier Andriès, CEO of Safran, changed his schedule to meet with Aziz Akhannouch, the Moroccan Prime Minister, in Rabat for an impromptu meeting. This follows the signing of a framework agreement between Safran and the Kingdom aimed at intensifying their "mutual commitment to the development of the aeronautical industrial ecosystem in Morocco". The ceremony, which took place in front of about <> journalists, made headlines.
Olivier Andriès was received as a head of state in the Cherifian kingdom. In just a few years, the French engine and equipment manufacturer has become the leader in the local aeronautics sector with 4200,<> employees, spread over eight sites and joint ventures in Rabat and Casablanca. Aeronautics is one of the three "global professions", alongside automotive and electronics, in which Morocco has decided to specialise and increase its skills.
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