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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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Interior Minister Receives Delegation of US Attorneys General

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:53

The visit of the US delegation aims to enquire about the Moroccan experience in the fight against terrorism and in the strengthening of the rule of law.

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17th Edition of Mawazine Festival to be Held on June 22-30

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 16:17

The 17th edition of the Mawazine-Rythms of the World Festival will be held on June 22-30, 2018, in Rabat, the event's organizer Maroc Cultures Association announced on Tuesday.

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HM the King, French President Share Same Vision on Africa: FM

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 11:01

HM King Mohammed VI and French President Emmanuel Macron share the same vision on Africa, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Nasser Bourita, said Monday in Rabat.

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Morocco's Embassy in Brussels Protests Against Remarks of Belgian State Secretary for Migration on Human Rights in Morocco

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 15:51

The Moroccan embassy in Brussels strongly protested against the remarks of Belgian secretary of state for Asylum and Migration, Theo Francken, who mentioned, in an interview published Saturday in the Belgian press, Morocco among "countries where human rights are not respected".

"The embassy of Morocco in Belgium expresses its strong protests and deep indignation following the statements of Belgian secretary of state for Asylum and Migration, Theo Francken," said a clarification addressed to the Belgian Foreign ministry.

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Morocco Plays key Role in Promoting Athletics in Africa (CAA Chairman)

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 14:21

Morocco plays a key role in promoting athletics in Africa, said, on Sunday, chairman of the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA), Hamad Kalkaba Malboum, noting that the fact of choosing the Kingdom to host the 27th Congress of the Confederation (October 9-10) is due to its efforts to develop and promote athletics on the African continent.

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Australia Has Developed Ambitious Agenda to Boost Trade With Morocco

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 11:39

Australia has developed an ambitious agenda to promote trade relations with Morocco, said, Sunday in Marrakech, Australian minister of Trade, Investment and Tourism, Steven Ciobo.

Speaking at an official ceremony to launch the Australia Morocco Business Council (AMBC), Ciobo said the Council has enabled to identify key sectors likely to promote economic cooperation between the two countries.

"These include the sectors of tourism, mining, renewable energy and agribusiness," he said, stressing the importance of creating the AMBC in promoting bilateral ties.

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Australian Trade Minister to Take Part in WTO Informal Gathering in Morocco

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 11:36

Australian trade minister, Steven Ciobo, will participate on October 9 and 10, 2017, in the WTO meeting in Marrakech.

“At the Marrakesh meeting, we will discuss priorities and prospects for the 11th WTO Ministerial Conference (MC11), to be held in Buenos Aires in December,” Ciobo said in a press release.

“I will attend a meeting of ministers from the Cairns Group of agricultural exporting countries to support Australian farmers by progressing our goal of levelling the playing field in international agricultural trade,” he added.

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Morocco, Council of Europe Ink MoU to Boost Cooperation in Administrative Areas

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 11:30

Morocco and the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe signed, on Friday, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote cooperation in administrative areas.

The agreement was signed in Venice by Minister Delegate for the Reform of Administration and Public Service and Venice Commission President Gianni Buquicchio, in the presence of Morocco’s ambassador to Italy, Hassan Abouyoub.

Under the MoU, the two parties will implement joint projects, including a capacity-building programme for high-level civil servants of the MENA region.

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Morocco, Denmark to Strengthen Cooperation in the Fight against Torture

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 11:22

A memorandum on cooperation in the field of the fight against torture was signed, on Friday in Rabat, between the ministry of Justice and the Danish institute against torture DIGNITY within the framework of the Danish-Arab Partnership Programme (DAPP).

The agreement, inked by minister of Justice Mohamed Aujjar and DIGNITY Director General, Karin Verland, marks the start of the official cooperation between the two sides in the fields of justice administration, rehabilitation and prevention of torture.

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