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Gdeim Izik: the procedure followed has provided all the guarantees of a fair trial

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 14:23

The procedure followed in the case of Gdeim Izik has provided all the guarantees of a fair trial, in particular article 10 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, French observers of the Paris-based Association for the Promotion of Fundamental Freedoms (APLF) said Thursday.

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IOM Director-General Hails Morocco's "Humanist” Policy on Immigration

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 13:43

Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), William Lacy Swing, hailed on Thursday in Skhirat (Rabat outskirts) Morocco’s "humanist and exemplary policy at the regional and continental levels" on migration and asylum under the high patronage of HM King Mohammed VI.

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Gdeim Izik: the procedure followed has provided all the guarantees of a fair trial

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 17:11

The procedure followed in the case of Gdeim Izik has provided all the guarantees of a fair trial, in particular article 10 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, French observers of the Paris-based Association for the Promotion of Fundamental Freedoms (APLF) said Thursday.

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Financial Times Underlines Relevance of Moroccan Imam Training Initiative

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 14:07

 The Financial Times highlighted the relevance of the Moroccan initiative to train imams to counter radicalization and promote the values of a moderate, open, and tolerant Islam.

In its latest issue on the Moroccan counterterrorism strategy, the paper underlined that Morocco is offering to train imams who preach in mosques across Europe in an effort to encourage the spread of its moderate Malki doctrine and pre-empt the radicalisation of Muslim minorities living on the continent.

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Morocco-USA Joint Committee in Charge of Following up FTA Meets in Washington

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 14:01

The 5th Session of the joint committee in charge of following up the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the Kingdom of Morocco and the United States of America was held, Wednesday in Washington, under the co-chairmanship of the Secretary of state for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Mounia Boucetta, the Secretary of State in charge of Foreign Trade, Rakiya Eddarhem, and the US assistant trade representative for Europe and the Middle East, Daniel Mullaney.

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Over 8 Million Tourists Visited Morocco at End-August 2017

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 13:58

A total of 8 million tourists visited Morocco between January and August 2017, up 10.4% compared to the same period a year earlier, according to the Tourism observatory.

The number of foreign tourists grew by 13.1%, while arrivals of Moroccans living abroad (MRE) increased by 8.1%, said the observatory in a report on national tourism statistics for the month of August, published recently.

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UN Hails Moroccan Presidency of COP22

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 13:55

The executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Patricia Espinosa, hailed, Wednesday in Nadi (north-western Fiji) , the Moroccan "great" presidency of COP22, which took place in Marrakech in November 2016.

"The Moroccan presidency was great," she told MAP on the sidelines of Pre-COP23 (Oct.17-18), expressing her appreciation and gratitude to the Kingdom for the "extraordinary" support given to Fiji in order to advance the climate change agenda.

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Morocco, Chad For Strengthening Social Housing Partnership

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:50

The Moroccan and Chadian Ministries of territory development signed, Wednesday in Rabat, a partnership agreement to develop social housing.

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Cabinet Meeting Adopts 2018 Finance Bill

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:14

The cabinet meeting, held Tuesday in Rabat under the chairmanship of head of Government, Saad-Eddine El Othmani, adopted the 2018 Finance Bill, which aims to achieve a growth rate of 3.2% and plans to contain the budget deficit at 3%.

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UN Hails Moroccan Presidency of COP22

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 16:16

 
The executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Patricia Espinosa, hailed, Wednesday in Nadi (north-western Fiji) , the Moroccan "great" presidency of COP22, which took place in Marrakech in November 2016.

"The Moroccan presidency was great," she told MAP on the sidelines of Pre-COP23 (Oct.17-18), expressing her appreciation and gratitude to the Kingdom for the "extraordinary" support given to Fiji in order to advance the climate change agenda.

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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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