A group of business people have been mooting the idea of setting themselves up into an association with the aim to foster business, cultural, touristic and educational links with our neighbours over in Morocco,says a statement issued by Brahim Krikaz.

"we are all concerned about Brexit and feel that Morocco can and will be a viable alternative to our over reliance in Spain, we must not forget what happened in 1969 when Franco closed the frontier and essential supplies, workers , alter wine, gas stopped overnight, same scenario could happen again given the upsurge of the far right in Spain with Vox, PP and Cuidadanos alliance," says the statement. 

They are happy that the Gibraltar Government has been planning on all eventualities and that there are advanced negotiations on ferry links to be operated from Algeciras and Tangier.

This can only be a good move by opening up possibilities for Gibraltar, this now needs to be promoted for both thr tourist and the business community.

The association in the making adds that the business community needs to change their logistical routing of their goods, or source them from or via Morocco, and may need assistance in understanding legislation, rules and/or regulations of Morocco and feel this association may be able to assist given their own individual experiences in doing or working in Morocco.

"We have organised this first public meeting on Thursday 21st March JMH Charles Hunt room, 7pm, to discuss how best we can assist Gibraltar and move forward and help in opening the whole of the African continent to Gibraltar," they say.