DUBAI, Sept 2 Emirates Telecommunications Corp
ETEL.AD (Etisalat), which lost a bid to take a stake in
Morocco's Meditel telecoms firm, is still interested in the
country's sector, a spokesman said on Wednesday.
Ahmed Bin Ali said Etisalat, the Arab world's third biggest
telecoms firm by market value, saw Morocco as a growth market.
"We are monitoring closely and we still think that Morocco is
a good market," Ali told Reuters. "It depends on what new is
coming up and it does not only include Meditel but any other
Portugal Telecom PTC.LS and Telefonica (TEF.MC) sold their
stakes in Meditel, Morocco's No. 2 player, to Moroccan investors
Ali also said Etisalat had no interest in taking a stake in
Kuwait rival Zain (ZAIN.KW) or its African assets, which are on
the auction block.
(Reporting by Amran Abocar; Editing by John Irish)