The moroccan press
Thanks to the leadership of HM the King, Morocco has become a haven of cultural resilience : André Azoulay
Morocco has become, thanks to the "visionary" and "dynamic" leadership of HM King Mohammed VI, a haven of cultural resilience, said HM the King’s advisor André Azoulay, who was awarded Thursday night in New York the World-recognized Sephardic Jewish Leader Award from the Foundation for Preserving the Visual History of the Jewish People.
A ceremony was held, on Sunday in Rabat, at the headquarters of the General Staff of the Royal Armed Forces (FAR) on the occasion of the 61st anniversary of FAR.
After saluting the national flag, the Order of the Day addressed by HM King Mohammed VI, Supreme Commander and Chief of general Staff of the Royal Armed Forces, to officers, non-commissioned officers and privates was read out.
On this occasion, several officers, non-commissioned officers and privates were awarded wissams granted by the sovereign.
The African Union (AU) condemned the attack perpetrated on Saturday morning in the city of Bangassou (Central African Republic), which killed a Moroccan Minusca soldier.
United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, offered on Sunday his condolences to Morocco following the death of a Moroccan peacekeeper in the Central African Republic.
Moroccan MINUSCA Soldier Killed in CAR : UNSG Offers Condolences to Morocco
"The Secretary-General offers his condolences to the family of the bereaved peacekeeper and the Government of the Kingdom of Morocco," a statement by the Spokesman for the UN Secretary-General, Stéphane Dujarric, said.
Morocco seeks to reduce the housing deficit by 50 pc, by 2021, Minister of National Planning, Urban Planning, Housing and Urban Policy, Mohamed Nabil Benabdellah, said Wednesday in Rabat.
The housing program aims notably to promote social housing and create 800,000 units, with the objective of reducing the housing deficit by 50 pc by 2021, Benabdellah pointed out at a presentation of the Ministry's draft budget for 2017 before the Committee on the Interior, Local Authorities, Housing and Urban Policy in the House of Representatives.
The members of the Security Council condemned on Wednesday in the strongest terms the attack on a Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) convoy near Bangassou (Mbomou) on 8 May 2017 by alleged anti-Balaka elements, which resulted in four Cambodian peacekeepers killed, 10 wounded, including nine Moroccans and one Cambodian, and one Moroccan peacekeeper reported missing in action.
Morocco was elected, Tuesday in Casablanca, Chair of the African Leasing Federation (ALF) in the person of president of the Professional Association of Finance Companies (APSF), Abdallah Benhamida.
The election of the ALF executive board, which is composed of 10 members including the president, took place at the federation’s constitutive general assembly, held within the framework of the 1st African Leasing Conference which kicked off Monday in Casablanca.
Morocco's counterterrorism strategy combines a holistic approach and pioneering initiatives that make Morocco a committed actor in the international scene, Youssef Amrani, Chargé de mission at the Royal Cabinet, said Wednesday in Washington.
The Moroccan experience was deployed through the reform of the religious field, initiated under the impulse of HM King Mohammed VI, Amrani told a conference co-organized by the Munich Security Conference and the Atlantic Council.
HM the King Pledges to Keep up Efforts to Promote Environment Conducive to Sustainable Development of Energy Efficiency, Royal Message
HM King Mohammed VI pledged, in an acceptance speech of the Energy Efficiency Visionary Award, granted to the sovereign on Monday in Washington, "to keep up efforts at the national, regional and continental levels and do all I can to promote an environment conducive to the sustainable development of energy efficiency, renewable energy, technological innovation and green jobs in general."
Speaker of the House of Representatives (lower house) Habib El Malki held, on Monday in Rabat, talks with Chair of the Subcommittee on Human Rights in the European Parliament (EP), Pier Antonio Panzeri, who is on a working visit to Morocco.
During the meeting, the two sides reviewed several issues related to the culture of human rights in Morocco, said a statement by the lower house.
Morocco calls on all Libyan parties to work within the framework of entente by defending the interests of the Libyan people, their peace and unity, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Nasser Bourita said Monday in Rabat.
Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita received, on Monday in Rabat, Ivorian foreign minister Marcel Amon-Tanoh who was bearing a verbal message from president Alassana Ouattara to HM King Mohammed VI.
"I am bearing a verbal message from president Alassana Ouattara to HM King Mohammed VI which I conveyed to the foreign minister. This is a message of brotherhood, friendship, high esteem and affection," Amon-Tanoh told the press after his meeting with Bourita.
On HM the King's Instructions, Major General, FAR Inspector General Receives Portugese Defense Minister
On the instructions of HM the King, Supreme Chief and Chief of Staff of the Royal Armed Forces (FAR), the Major General, FAR Inspector General received, Monday in Rabat, Portugese Defense minister, José Alberto Azeredo Lopes, who is on a working visit to Morocco.
The talks between the two officials focused on the different aspects of bilateral cooperation between the Royal Armed Forces and the Portuguese Armed Forces, said a statement by the General Staff of FAR.
In collaboration with Spanish security services, Moroccan authorities on Monday busted a three-member terror linked to the “Islamic State”.
Morocco Busts Terrorist Cell in Collaboration with Spanish Security Services
The Criminal Chamber at the annexe of Salé Appeal Court resumed, Monday, the hearing into the case of the accused in the Gdim Izik events, which left 11 killed and 70 wounded among the security forces, as well as 4 injured among civilians.
During this thirteenth hearing, the court will examine the reports of the medical committee charged with the medical examination of the defendants.
The medical reports concern 16 accused, 5 other defendants having refused to go through this process.
The Commission for Foreign Relations in the Colombian House of Representatives stressed that "only a negotiated political solution that preserves the territorial integrity of the Kingdom of Morocco, will guarantee peace and stability in the region”.
Morocco welcomes the provisions on the Moroccan Sahara contained in the 2017 US Appropriations Bill, signed Friday by President Donald Trump, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said Friday.
This bill stipulates that the funds destined for Morocco are also usable in the Moroccan Sahara. Indeed, the bill provides that "the funds allocated [to Morocco] under Title III... shall be made available to support the Western Sahara”, the ministry pointed out in a statement.
Malawi's withdrawal of its recognition of the SADR constitutes a fruition of the Royal vision oriented towards Africa, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International cooperation, Nasser Bourita, said Friday in Rabat.
"This withdrawal was achieved thanks to the personal involvement of HM the King and a royal vision oriented towards Africa which, during these last months, has known a strong impulse towards austral Africa”, Bourita said at a joint press briefing following a meeting with his Malawian peer, Francis Kasaila.
Natural Resources of Moroccan Sahara Are Exploited in Line of International Law, National Sovereignty
The natural resources of the Moroccan Sahara are exploited in line of international law and national sovereignty, Minister Delegate in charge of Relations with Parliament and Civil Society, Government Spokesman, Mustapha El Khalfi, said Thursday in Rabat.
Speaking at the opening of the fifth edition of HUB Africa, the Gabonese minister expressed his wish to see this cooperation model include all African countries.