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Morocco-USA: 240 Years of ‘Formidable, Deep & Rich Relations’ (US Diplomat)

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 12:40

Chargé d'Affaires at the US Embassy in Rabat, Stephanie Miley, hailed, on Wednesday in Cap Draâ (southern Morocco), 240 years of “formidable, deep and rich” relations between Morocco and her country.

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Moroccan Pavilion Inaugurated in 'Seafood Expo Global'

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 10:29

The Moroccan pavilion at the "Seafood Expo Global" of Brussels was inaugurated on Wednesday by Morocco's ambassadors to the EU and Belgium, Ahmed Reda Chami and Mohamed Ameur.

The 600-m2 stand features a large array of products dubbed "Moroccan Seafood", a label seeking to improve the positioning of the national offer.

The Moroccan presence in the international fair is aimed at spotlighting the diversity of the Kingdom's fisheries products.

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London Hosts 'Morocco Capital Markets Days' on April 24-25

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 14:19

London is hosting on April 24-25 at the London Stock Exchange the 2nd edition of "Morocco Capital Markets Days", a platform to present Morocco's business opportunities and prospects for the Moroccan-British cooperation.

Speaking at the event, initiated in partnership with Casablanca stock exchange, British minister for Middle East and North Africa Tobias Ellwood underlined business opportunities offered by the two long-standing friendly countries.

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Lower House to Hold Wednesday Plenary Session to Vote on Government Program

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 14:16

The House of Representatives (lower house) will hold, on Wednesday, a plenary session to vote on the government program.

This session will be preceded by a meeting devoted to the head of government's response to the speeches on the government program, the lower house said in a statement.

The two sessions will be held in accordance with the provisions of article 88 of the Constitution and article 176 of the Rules of Procedure of the house.

MAP 25 April 2017

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African Lion 2017: High-Level Seminar on Stability and Security in Sahel, North Africa

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 14:13

Pursuant to the instructions of HM the King, Supreme Commander and Chief of General Staff of the Royal Armed Forces (FAR), a high-level seminar, organized jointly by the Royal Armed Forces and the Armed Forces taking part in the "African Lion 2017" exercise, was held on Tuesday at the southern zone staff in Agadir.

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Sahara Issue : France Lauds 'Positive actions', Calls for 'Complete Withdrawal' from Guergarat

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 14:06

France lauded on Tuesday the "positive dynamics" in the Sahara issue following recent "positive actions" and called for a "complete withdrawal" from the Guergarat region in order to advance the political process.

"We have seen a new momentum and positive dynamics, as well as positive actions that have been taken, and which will strengthen this new impetus," France’s ambassador to the United Nations, François Delattre told reporters shortly before the start of the UN Security Council's closed door consultations on the Minurso.

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Hungary Praises Morocco's Stabilizing Role in the Region

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 14:01

Hungary praises the "stabilizing" role played by Morocco in the Northern African region, Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said.

   "Morocco can be proud of its economic progress over the last few years”, the head of the Hungarian diplomacy said at a press briefing following a meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Nasser Bourita.

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Foreign Ministry Expresses Moroccan Authorities' Deep Concern Over Syrians' Attempt to Illegally Enter Morocco

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 12:32

The foreign ministry expressed, on April 22, 2017, to the Algerian ambassador in Rabat, the deep concern of the Moroccan authorities following the attempt by 54 Syrians (on April 17-19) to illegally enter, from Algeria, the Moroccan territory at the level of the City of Figuig's border zone.

A statement by the ministry underlined that the Algerian ambassador in Rabat was informed about the testimonies and pictures attesting irrefutably to the fact that these people crossed the Algerian territory before entering Morocco.

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Speaker of Upper House Hails Morocco-China Solid Strategic Partnership

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 12:30

Speaker of the house of advisors (upper house) Hakim Benchamach lauded, on Friday in Rabat, the solid strategic partnership between Morocco and China.

During a meeting with Liu Qibao, minister in charge of communication and deputy prime minister of the People's Republic of China, Benchamach also highlighted the importance of the historic visit paid by HM King Mohammed VI to China in May 2016, and the promising prospects of fostering an exemplary partnership between the two countries and friendly peoples, said a statement by the house.

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Re-establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Morocco, Cuba

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 12:28

In accordance with the High Instructions of HM King Mohammed VI, Morocco on Friday re-established its diplomatic relations with Cuba, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said.

   To this end, a joint statement was signed between the Permanent Missions of the two countries to the United Nations in New York, providing for the re-establishment of diplomatic relations at the ambassadorial level, the ministry pointed out in a statement.

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Sahara: Bogota Declaration Hails Moroccan Regionalization Initiative, AU Return

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 12:27

Signatories to the Bogota Declaration hailed Morocco's peace and regionalization initiative for the southern provinces and the Kingdom's return to the African Union (AU).

Several representatives of trade unions, academics, artists from Latin America and the Caribbean Islands adopted the Bogota Declaration, on the sidelines of the participation of the Chilean Centre for Maghreb Studies (CCEM), as a guest, in the constitutive congress of the "Alternative Démocratique Syndicale des Amériques" held on April 17-20 in Bogota.

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Morocco Follows with Great Concern Situation in Venezuela

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 12:04

The Kingdom of Morocco follows with great concern Venezuela’s internal situation, a statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said.

The Kingdom of Morocco deplores the fact that the peaceful demonstrations that took place this week in Venezuela resulted in casualties, including deaths among the young people taking part in the demonstrations, the statement added.

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Association of Families & Friends of Victims of Gdeim Izik Camp Informs UNSG of Latest Developments of Gdeim Izik Trial

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 12:02

The Association of the Families and Friends of Victims of Gdeim Izik Camp sent a letter to the United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, to inform him of the latest developments of Gdeim Izik trial.

The trial was referred by the Military Court of Rabat to the Court of Appeals of salé, the letter said, adding that this deferral "was an opportunity to make our voices heard and to fully assert our rights."

However, the source added, "we were astonished by the maneuvers of the defense to drop our right to civil suit."

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Morocco’s Decision to Join AU Illustrates Royal Vision of the Kingdom’s Leading Role on Continent: Edward Gabriel

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 11:50

 Morocco’s decision to join the African Union (AU) "illustrates HM King Mohammed VI’s vision of his country’s role on the continent as a platform for regional economic, political and security cooperation," former US ambassador Edward Gabriel wrote in an article published Thursday on the website of the Council of American Ambassadors (

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Head of Govrnement Presents Governmental Program Before Parliament

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 14:55

 Head of government Saad Eddine El Othmani presented on Wednesday the governmental program during a common plenary session of the parliament's two houses.

The said program has five broad lines: the first focuses on supporting the democratic choice, the principles of the rule of law and extensive regionalization.

The second is related to fostering the values of transparency, the reform of administration and good governance, while the third concerns the promotion of economic model, employment and sustainable development.

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Saudi Fund for Development Grants Morocco $100 Million to Support SME

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 11:26

A memorandum of understanding was signed between Morocco and the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) on Tuesday in Rabat, on the granting by the Saudi Fund of a $100 million to support the financing of SMEs in Morocco.

Signed on the sidelines of the Annual Meetings of the Arab Financial Institutions by minister of Economy and Finance, Mohamed Boussaid, Bank Al Maghrib's Wali, Abdellatif El Jouahri and vice-president of SFD, Yousef Bin Ibrahim Al-Bassam, this agreement aims to finance small and medium projects in Morocco.

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The Government Council of April 2017

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 11:22

Head of Government  Presents Governmental Program Before Parliament

Head of government Saad Eddine El Othmani presented on Wednesday the governmental program during a common plenary session of the parliament's two houses.

The said program has five broad lines: the first focuses on supporting the democratic choice, the principles of the rule of law and extensive regionalization.

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Morocco's Economic Outlook is Expected to Improve in Mid-Term, WB

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 12:52

Over the medium term, Morocco's economic outlook is expected to improve, provided the forthcoming government remains committed to pursuing prudent macroeconomic policies and implementing structural reforms, said the World Bank (WB) in its "MENA Economic Monitor".

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SIAM 2017 Banks on Drawing One Million Visitors

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 12:48

The International Agriculture Fair (SIAM 2017) banks on drawing 1 million visitors who will discover the multi-faceted Moroccan and international agriculture.

A mass inflow of visitors and professionals will be touring the different stands during the event's 12th edition which set the bar high this year.

The 2017 edition has beaten the record with 1,230 exhibitors from 66 countries.

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Ambassador Hilale Puts Down Venezuelan Counterpart at UN Headquarters

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 12:44

Morocco's permanent representative to the UN, ambassador Omar Hilale, has put down the ambassador of Venezuela to the United Nations during a discussion Tuesday at the UN headquarters on the financing of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

In his repeated ideological-political crusade against Morocco, the representative of Venezuela said that the achievement of the SDGs will be accomplished by taking into consideration the occupied territories, such as Palestine and the Moroccan Sahara.

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