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Morocco Has Made Qualitative Leap in Blood Donation in Recent Years

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 14:15

Morocco has made a qualitative leap in blood donation in recent years, notably after the National Blood Donation Campaign, chaired by HM King Mohammed VI in March 2013, said, Tuesday in Marrakech, Health minister, El Houssaine Louardi.

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Morocco, GB Discuss Means to Strengthen Museum Cooperation

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 14:13

President of Morocco's Foundation for Museums (FNM), Mehdi Qotbi, held, Monday in London, meetings with heads of British leading museums on the prospects for cooperation between the two countries in this area.

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Morocco's Jouahri Among World's Best Central Bank Governors for 2017

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 11:03

Governor of Bank Al Maghrib (Morocco’s Central Bank), Abdellatif Jouahri, was granted, Saturday in Washington, the "World’s Best Central Bank Governors for 2017" prize, awarded by US magazine "Global Finance".

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Morocco Takes part in 17th Extraordinary Session of AU Executive Council in Addis Ababa

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:53

Morocco is taking part in the 17th extraordinary session of the executive council of the African Union (AU), which opened Monday in Addis Ababa.

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IINA Turns into OIC federation of News Agencies

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 14:48

The 5th session of the General Assembly of the International Islamic News Agency (IINA) adopted, on Sunday in Jeddah, a resolution transforming the agency into the Federation of News Agencies of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

This session, in which Morocco’s news agency (MAP) was represented by its Secretary General, Rachid Boumhil, stressed that this new framework will help defend Islamic issues, particularly the causes of Palestine and Al-Quds Al-Sharif.

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Sahara Issue: 21 Peruvian MPs Highlight Relevance of Morocco’s Autonomy Plan

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 14:46

Twenty-one members of the Peruvian parliament underlined the relevance of Morocco’s autonomy plan in the Sahara and called on their country, which will soon chair the UN Security Council, to support the Moroccan initiative aimed at settling the dispute that has lasted for more than 40 years.

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Ivorian President Receives Chairman of Maroc Telecom Group

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 11:42

Ivorian president, Alassane Ouattara, met Thursday in Abidjan, with chairman of the Management Board of Maroc Telecom Group, Abdesslam Ahizoune

During this meeting, Ahizoune briefed the Ivorian head of state on the "progress made" over the last few years by the Maroc Telecom Group, particularly in West Africa, said a statement by the Ivorian presidency.

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Police Seize in Family House of Dismantled Terror Cell Mastermind Chemicals Likely to be Used in Explosives Manufacturing

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 11:38

A search conducted by the Central bureau for judiciary investigations, under the general directorate for territory surveillance (DST), in the family house in Khouribga (near Casablanca) of the mastermind of the terrorist cell that was disbanded Saturday, allowed the seizure of several suspect chemicals likely to be used in the manufacture of explosives, said the Interior ministry.

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Washington: Morocco Calls for Increasing WBG Capital to Continue Implementation of its 'Forward Look'

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 11:36

Minister delegate for General Affairs and Governance, Lahcen Daoudi, called, Saturday in Washington, for an increase in the World Bank Group's (WBG) capital to enable it to continue the implementation of its "Forward Look" by 2030.

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Jack Lang Pays Tribute to HM the King's Commitment to Protecting Global Heritage

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 14:58

Co-chair of the Global Fund for Endangered Heritage Sites (ALIPH), paid on Thursday a tribute to HM King Mohammed VI’s commitment to protecting this common property of humanity.

"Morocco, by virtue of its history, its commitment to heritage, by the work done by HM King Mohammed VI for the restoration of historic heritage in Morocco and other countries, is an example for all of us," he told MAP on the sidelines of ALIPH meeting in Geneva.

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Morocco, Indonesia Sign Three Agreements in Jakarta to Boost Bilateral Cooperation

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 13:02

Morocco and Indonesia signed on Thursday in Jakarta three agreements to increase trade and promote cooperation between the two countries, in the framework of Trade Expo Indonesia 2017.

These agreements include two Memoranda of Understanding signed between the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Services of the Fez-Meknes Region and the  Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Jakarta and Banten, with a view to boosting exchanges and exploring investment opportunities offered by the two countries.

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AFD Loans Morocco € 80 mln for HSR

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 12:59

The Agence française de développement (AFD) loaned Morocco, on Monday, 80 million euros to finance the last phase of the High Speed Rail project (HSR) linking Tangiers to Casablanca.

The new loan, whose agreement was inked in Rabat by the national railways office (ONCF) and the AFD during a ceremony chaired by economy minister Mohamed Boussaid and French minister for Europe and foreign affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian, will help finalize the funding of this structuring project which has "generated a slight additional expenditure".

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7th Islamic Conference of Environment Ministers in Rabat on Oct. 25-26

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 12:56

The 7th Islamic Conference of Environment ministers (ICEM) will be held in Rabat on October 25-26 under the theme “Towards an effective Islamic cooperation to achieve sustainable development goals”.

Organized under the high patronage of HM King Mohammed VI, the event will bring together Islamic Environment ministers as well as representatives of regional and international organizations, ISESCO said in a press release.

The conference is held by ISESCO in cooperation with Saudi Arabia’s General Authority of Meteorology and Environmental Protection, the source added.

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El Othmani Underlines Government’s Determination to Strengthen Morocco's relations with Traditional Partners & Other Partners

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 11:44

The government is determined to strengthen Morocco's relations with its traditional partners as well as with other partners, Head of Government, Saad Eddine El Othmani, said Thursday in Rabat.

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Antigua and Barbuda's PM Grateful to Sovereign for Relief Dispatched to Hurricane-Hit Country

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 13:12

Prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda Gaston Browne expressed his gratitude to HM King Mohammed VI for the humanitarian and material aid that was sent by Morocco to the tropical storm- and hurricane-hit Caribbean country.

Receiving on Monday Morocco's ambassador to Antigua and Barbuda, with residence in Saint Lucia, Abderrahim Kadmiri, Browne charged the Moroccan diplomat with conveying his thanks and gratitude to HM the King and lauded Morocco's swift response to the natural disaster that struck Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica and other countries north-east the Caribbean Islands.

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Morocco Has Made Qualitative Leap in Blood Donation in Recent Years

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 12:38

Morocco has made a qualitative leap in blood donation in recent years, notably after the National Blood Donation Campaign, chaired by HM King Mohammed VI in March 2013, said, Tuesday in Marrakech, Health minister, El Houssaine Louardi.

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Morocco Rejects Unilateral Process of Catalonia Independence, Expresses Attachment to Spain's Sovereignty, National Unity, Territorial Integrity

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:52

Morocco, faithful as it has always been to respect for the principles of international law, rejects the unilateral process of the independence of Catalonia, and expresses its attachment to the sovereignty, national unity and the territorial integrity of Spain, said a statement by the ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

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Morocco Warns Against Current Threat of Separatism in the World

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 12:00

Morocco's permanent representative to the UN, ambassador Omar Hilale, warned, Tuesday before the 4th UN Committee, against the current rise of the destabilizing phenomenon of separatism in some countries of Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

This upsurge of separatism, Hilale noted, confirms that the political manipulation and exploitation of self-determination "are dangerous for many countries", threatening their stability, jeopardizing their development, fragmenting their regions and dividing their people.

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Great-Britain Set to Cooperate with Morocco on Youth Training, Minister Says

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 11:57

Great-Britain is determined to cooperate with Morocco on youth training, British Minister of State for Countering Extremism, Susan Williams of Trafford, said Tuesday in Rabat.

The British official underlined, during talks with state secretary in charge of vocational training Larbi Bencheikh, that her country is willing to provide a frame of reference for the development of English language learning and the upgrading of teachers and students qualifications.

Susan Williams of Trafford welcomed the help provided by Morocco following London terror attacks.

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The Official Visit of Russian Prime Minister to Morocco

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 11:49

Russian Prime Minister Starts Working, Friendly Visit to Morocco

Russian Prime minister, Dmitri Medvedev, arrived, Tuesday in Rabat for a two-day working and friendly visit to Morocco.

Upon his arrival at the Rabat-Salé airport, Medvedev was greeted by Head of government, Saâd-Eddine El Othmani.

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