North Africa Maghreb



Singapore's relations with the countries in the Maghreb (Algeria, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia) have grown steadily since 2005, driven by several high-level visits that fostered closer political and economic cooperation.

Singapore has diplomatic presence in all the Maghreb countries – we have accredited Non-Resident Ambassadors to Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia while our Ambassador in Cairo is concurrently accredited to Libya. The Ambassadors of Algeria, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia in Jakarta are concurrently accredited to Singapore.

Singapore is working with the Maghreb countries on ways to encourage greater trade and investment opportunities. In mid-2014, the Singapore Business Federation (SBF) organised business forums to highlight to the local business community the opportunities in Tunisia and Morocco, respectively. The SBF also led a business delegation to Morocco in March 2018. Since 2014, Morocco and Tunisia have also participated in the Africa Singapore Business Forum, organised by Enterprise Singapore. 

Singapore has actively shared our developmental experience with the Maghreb countries. To date, over 300 officials from the Maghreb have participated in various capacity building courses under the Singapore Cooperation Programme.

Recent Highlights

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  • Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates Nasser Bourita visited Singapore in October.
  • Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security Teo Chee Hean visited Morocco in November.
    • Senior Minister of State (Defence) (Foreign Affairs) Dr Mohamad Maliki Osman visited Morocco in March.
    • Moroccan Minister of Tourism, Air Transport, Handicraft and Social Economy Mohammed Sajid visited Singapore in April at the invitation of Minister (Transport) and Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure Khaw Boon Wan under the Middle East Eminent Persons’ Programme.
    • Tunisian Secretary of State for Economic Diplomacy Hatem Chahreddine Ferjani visited Singapore in February to sign the Singapore-Tunisia Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement and to attend the Tunisia Business Forum.
    • Algerian Minister of Environment and Renewable Energy Fatma Zohra Zerouati visited Singapore in July to attend the Singapore International Water Week.
    • Moroccan Minister of Equipment, Transport, Logistics and Water Dr Abdelkader Amara visited Singapore in July to attend the Singapore International Water Week.
    • Moroccan Vice President of the House of Representatives and Mayor of Casablanca Abdelaaziz Omari visited Singapore in September for the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Association General Assembly.

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