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Morocco Decides to Immediately Recall Its Ambassador to Netherlands for Consultation

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 12:47

The Kingdom of Morocco has decided to immediately recall its ambassador in The Hague for consultation, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said on Saturday.
MAP: 25/06/2017

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UNHCR Welcomes Admission of Syrian Refugees by Morocco

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 15:18

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has welcomed the decision by the Kingdom of Morocco to admit a group of Syrian refugees stranded in difficult circumstances at the country’s border with Algeria since 17 April.

"UNHCR welcomes this humanitarian gesture, which is in keeping with the traditions of hospitality demonstrated by countries across the region," the UN agency pointed out in a statement.

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NHCR Very Grateful to HM the King, Morocco for Settling Situation of 13 Syrian Families Stranded on Algerian-Moroccan Border

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 13:10

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is very grateful to HM King Mohammed VI for having given his instructions to immediately settle the situation of a group of 13 Syrian families who have been stranded for few weeks on the Algerian-Moroccan border, said UNHCR representative to Morocco Jean Paul Cavaliéri.

"We realize the delicate aspect of this situation and we are very grateful that Morocco is the country that helped break this impasse," Cavaliéri told TV channel "Médi1TV".

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Syrian Families Blocked at Algerian-Moroccan Border Express Deep Gratitude to HM King Mohammed VI

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 13:07

Syrian families who were blocked at the Algerian-Moroccan border expressed their heartfelt thanks and deep gratitude to HM King Mohammed VI, who gave His high instructions for the immediate treatment of their situation.

A statement by the King's cabinet said that on the basis of humanitarian considerations and exceptionally, HM the King has given His High Instructions to the authorities concerned for an immediate treatment of the situation of Syrian families who have been blocked at the Algerian-Moroccan border for several weeks.

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Morocco Signs Equity Investment Agreement with Development Bank of Central African States

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 12:58

Morocco signed, on Wednesday in Rabat, an equity investment agreement in the capital of the Development Bank of Central African States.

The agreement was inked by economy Minister Mohamed Boussaid and the vice president of the Development Bank of Central African States Zounguere Sokambi Armand Guy.

On this occasion, Boussaid affirmed that this action is part of the strategic vision of His Majesty King Mohammed VI to take part in African financial and economic bodies, said a statement from the Ministry of Economy and Finance.

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Morocco to Switch to Summer Time on July 2

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 14:30

Morocco will switch to summer daylight saving time (GMT+1) on Sunday, July 2, 2017 at 2:00 a.m. by turning clocks forward one hour, the ministry in charge of the Reform of Administration and Public Service announced.

MAP 21 June 2017

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Transition to Floating Exchange Rate Regime: No Devaluation of dirham (Central Bank)

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 13:35

The transition to the floating exchange rate regime will not lead to a devaluation of the dirham, Governor of Bank Al Maghrib, Abdellatif Jouahri, stressed Tuesday in Rabat.

   “Those speculating about a devaluation of the dirham with the implementation of the floating exchange rate regime make a miscalculation”, Jouahri, noted at a press conference held following the 2nd meeting of the Board of Bank Al Maghrib for 2017.

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Economic Growth Would Accelerate to 4.4% in 2017 (C.Bank)

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 13:33

Morocco's economic growth would accelerate to 4.4% in 2017 and slow down to 3.1% in 2018, according to Bank Al-Maghrib (central bank) forecasts.

Driven by a rebound in cereal production, estimated by the Department of Agriculture at 102 million quintals, agricultural value added would increase by 13.4 percent, while nonagricultural GDP growth would edge up from 3.1 to 3.3 percent, the Bank said, on Tuesday, following the second quarterly meeting of its Board.

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AfDB Loans Morocco 88mln USD to Fund 2nd Phase of Project in Support of National Water Economy and Irrigation Program

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 13:32

The African Development Bank (AfDB) okayed for Morocco a loan of 88 million dollars (855 million dirhams) to finance the second phase of the project in support of the National Water Economy and Irrigation Program (PAPNEEI 2).

Inked on Tuesday in Rabat by economy minister Mohamed Boussaid, AfDB deputy director general for north Africa Yacine Diama Fal, in the presence of agriculture minister Aziz Akhannouch, will contribute to Morocco's efforts to foster the agricultural sector productivity and help save agriculture water in large irrigated lands.

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Morocco, Angola Ink Diplomatic Visa Waiver Agreement

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 13:28

Morocco, Angola Ink Diplomatic Visa Waiver Agreement

Morocco and Angola signed, here Monday, two cooperation agreements on the abolition of visa requirements for holders of diplomatic passports and political consultations.

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Kénitra Peugeot-Citroën Plant Banks on Yearly Production of 200K vehicles, Official

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 14:10

The Peugeot-Citroën plant, whose building works were launched in Kénitra free zone (Atlantic free zone), banks on a yearly production of 200,000 vehicles, said, on Thursday in Kénitra, Minister of industry, investment, trade and digital economy Moulay Hafid Elalamy.

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The Official Visit of Nigerien Minister of Foreign Affairs to Morocco

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 14:09

Morocco’s Accession to ECOWAS, Added Value to The Regional Grouping (Nigerian FM)

Morocco's accession to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is an added value to this regional grouping, Nigerian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation, African Integration and Nigerians Abroad, Ibrahim Yacouba, said Friday in Rabat.

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Authorities Open Investigation to Identify Who is Behind Pictures of Allegedly Tortured People by Police in Al Hoceima

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 14:00

The competent authorities opened an investigation to identify who is responsible for posting Facebook pictures of people assaulted during criminal acts, as well as other photos documenting Middle East incidents and presenting them, deceptively, as violence and torture acts committed by the law enforcement officers in the Al Hoceima province, said a statement by the Interior Ministry.

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Global Innovation Index 2017: Morocco Among Most Innovative Countries in Africa

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 14:16

Morocco ranked among the most innovative countries in Africa, following south Africa and Mauritius Island, according to the Global Innovation Index 2017 issued on Thursday.

According to this index, developed by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the Cornell University and INSEAD (The Business School for the World), Morocco is among the countries that kept a sustained performance over the past 7 years, said a statement by the Moroccan office for intellectual and commercial property (OMPIC).

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Sahara: Swaziland Reiterates its Support for Morocco

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 14:11

Swaziland Foreign Minister Mgwagwa Gamedze reiterated, here Thursday, his country's support to Morocco on the Sahara issue, praising the “brotherly” and “historical” relations between the two countries.

   “The position of Swaziland has been and will remain very clear on the question of the Sahara; We fully support Morocco”, Gamedze told the press following his talks with Minister of Foreign Affairs and International cooperation, Nasser Bourita.

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Gdim Izik Events: Court Postpones Trial of Suspects to July 11

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 13:56

The criminal chamber at the annexe of Salé's appeal court has decided to postpone until July 11th the trial of the suspects in the events of Gdim Izik camp, said, on Thursday, public prosecutor at the Rabat appeal court, Hassan Daki.

He told the press at the end of the hearing of the defense of the suspects and the public prosecutor's office that the defendants' lawyers dwelt on the general context of the events of Gdim izik camp and exposed the reports of the medical expertise.

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Visit of President Macron to Morocco Reaffirms Solidity of Partnership between Two Countries

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 13:39

The visit paid to Morocco by French president Emmanuel Macron reaffirms the solidity of partnership uniting the Kingdom and France, said, on Thursday, head of government Saad Eddine El Othmani.

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Al Hoceima: Public Forces Intervention Meant to Manage Protests and Preserve Security, Police

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 14:03

Interventions by the public forces in the city of Al Hoceima and its urban zones, since Oct. 28, 2016, were meant to manage protests so as to preserve security and public order, and prevent any threat on the security of citizens, while taking all measures to ensure individual and collective rights and liberties, said on Tuesday the National Police (DGSN).

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Challenges Facing Africa Call for New Cooperation Approach with G20

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 14:01

The challenges facing Africa call for a new approach to cooperation with the G20 countries, said, on Monday in Berlin, Moroccan minister of Economy and Finances, Mohamed Boussaid.

Speaking at a meeting on security and development in Africa as part of the international conference "G20/Africa Partnership, investing in a common future", held on June 12-13 in the German capital, Boussaid said the German-led G20 initiative stems from a new concept of cooperation, noting that Africa has enormous potential for development that needs to be valued.

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Resolution of Sahara Conflict will Strengthen Stability in Sahel & Sahara: Dominica's Ambassador

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 13:58
The resolution of the Sahara conflict will contribute to the strengthening of stability and security in the Sahel and Sahara region, the ambassador of the the Commonwealth of Dominica at the United Nations, Loreen Ruth Bannis Roberts, said Tuesday in New York.
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