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Lord Mayor of London Visits Casablanca Stock Exchange

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 12:17

Lord Mayor of the City of London, Andrew Parmley, visited, on Wednesday the headquarters of the Casablanca Stock Exchange, in order to boost Moroccan-British cooperation, notably in the financial sector.

The visit is part of a tour in North Africa of the 689th Lord Mayor of the City, who is leading a large delegation, composed of government officials and entrepreneurs seeking growth opportunities after the Brexit.

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AU Chairman to Take Part in 9th National Agriculture Conference

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 11:30

The 9th National Agriculture Conference, to be held on April 17th in Meknes, will be attended by Chairman of the African Union (AU) and President of the Republic of Guinea, Alpha Conde, said on Wednesday the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Rural Development, Water and Forests.

Conde will give a speech during the opening of this major event and will also attend the inauguration of the 12th edition of the International Agriculture Show (SIAM) on April 18th, the ministry said in a statement.

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FM Holds Talks with US Senator Thad Cochran

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 11:26

Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Nasser Bourita, held talks here on Wednesday with US Senator Thad Cochran.

Talks between the two parties focused on bilateral relations and the means to strengthen them in various fields.

The American Senator has met earlier with head of government, Saad-Eddine El Othmani.

Senator Thad Cochran is on a visit to Morocco at the head of a US delegation.

MAP 12 April 2017

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New Government to Continue Reforms Initiated by Previous Cabinets: El Othmani

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 12:40

The new government will continue the reform process initiated by previous governments, while "putting the Moroccan citizen's interest above any other consideration," Head of Government Saad-Eddine El Othmani said Wednesday in Rabat.

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Morocco Redefining Africa’s North–South Relations (African Business Magazine)

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 11:13

Morocco, which has engaged in a genuine charm offenive throughout Africa, is redefining the continent's North–South relations, African Business Magazine writes Monday.

In an analysis titled "Morocco is reminding us that the North is also part of Africa", the magazine says that before Morocco’s engagement, North Africa’s role on the continent was routinely omitted while the likes of Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa grab the headlines.

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Moroccan Parliament Takes Part in 136th IPU Assembly in Dacca

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 11:03

The Moroccan parliament participates in the 136th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly, to be held on April 1-5 in Dacca (Bangladesh), under the theme "Redressing inequalities: Delivering on dignity and well-being for all."

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Morocco, Ukraine Discuss Means to Boost Parliamentary Relations

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 10:58

Speaker of the House of Representatives (lower house) Habib El Malki held, on Monday in Rabat, talks with the ambassador of Ukraine and doyen of the European Diplomatic Corps in Morocco Yaroslav Koval, on means to strengthen bilateral relations between Morocco and Ukraine, in general, and between the legislative institutions of both countries, in particular.

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Morocco, ‘Strategic Ally’ of Spain in Energy Sector: Spanish FM

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 15:31

Morocco is a "strategic ally" of Spain in several fields, including in the energy sector, Spanish Foreign Affairs minister, Alfonso Dastis, said here on Monday.

Spain has long given priority to energy interconnections both with the countries of the North and those of the South and, in this context, "Morocco is for us a strategic ally including in the energy sector," Dastis pointed out at an economic forum organized by Spanish paper "Cinco Días".

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Religious Coexistence: HM King Mohammed VI, a 'Model for all Worlds' Leaders’ (ASF President)

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 11:32

HM King Mohammed VI represents a model not only for the leaders of the region but for the whole world, notably because of the laudable actions that the Sovereign has undertaken for the restoration of cemeteries and other Jewish sites throughout the Kingdom, said, Thursday in New York, President of the American Sephardic Federation (ASF), David Dangoor.

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Fisheries Minister Holds Talks in Malta with Spanish Peer, European Commissioner for Maritime Affairs

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 11:31

Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Aziz Akhannouch held, Thursday in Malta, separate talks with his Spanish peer Isabel Garcia Tejerina and with European Commissioner for Maritime Affairs Karmenu Vella, on the different themes of the fisheries sector, notably sustainability and responsible fishing.
Fisheries Minister Holds Talks in Malta with Spanish Peer, European Commissioner for Maritime Affairs

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Moroccan Habib El Malki New AIPU President

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 13:54

Speaker of the house of representatives (lower house) Habib El Malki was appointed as new president of the Arab Inter-Parliamentary Union (AIPU), on Tuesday in Rabat, during the closing session of the Union 24th conference.

This appointment was announced following the two-day meeting to replace Nabih Berri, speaker of the Lebanese parliament, whose mandate has ended.

In a speech on the occasion, El Malki thanked all Arab MPs attending the event for their trust and spirit of consultation.

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Govt. Formation: National Interest Commends HM the King's Decision to End Impasse

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 13:51

US magazine "National Interest" lauded, on Tuesday, the decision of HM King Mohammed VI to put an end to the electoral impasse in Morocco.

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Morocco's Central Bank Maintains Interest Rate at 2.25 pc

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 13:49

Morocco's central bank held its benchmark interest rate at 2.25 percent forecasting inflation would remain subdued.

   “Considering inflation forecast as well as recent trends and medium-term projections of macroeconomic conditions, the Board has determined that the current level of the key rate continues to ensure appropriate monetary conditions, and decided to keep it unchanged at 2.25 percent”, the central bank governor, Abdellatif Jouahri, said at a press conference following the board's quarterly meeting.

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Official Underlines Need For Green, Inclusive Transportation System

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 13:38

Acting minister of equipment, transportation and logistics Mohamed Boussaid underlined, on Tuesday in Rabat, the need to adopt a broader vision in line with the general goals of the transportation policy aimed at helping with the emergence of economically and socially more efficient transportation systems that are more economical energy-wise and environment-friendly.

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HM King Abdullah II of Jordan to Start on Wednesday Official Visit to Morocco

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 13:19

HM King Abdullah II of Jordan will pay an official visit to Morocco on March 22-24 at the invitation of HM King Mohammed VI, the ministry of the Royal Household, Protocol and Chancellery announced on Monday in a statement

On this occasion HM the King will hold official talks with His illustrious guest.

The Sovereign will also offer an official dinner at the Royal Palace in Rabat, in honor of HM King Abdullah II, and the delegation accompanying him.

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Spain ‘Hasn’t Changed Its Position’ on Sahara Issue

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 13:17

Spain "has not changed its position" on the Sahara issue and reiterates its "full willingness" to continue its efforts to contribute to developing the strategic relations between Morocco and the European Union, Spokesperson of the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Ana Rodriguez, said.

   In a statement to MAP on Monday, Ambassador Ricardo Díez-Hochleitner of the Kingdom of Spain in Morocco highlighted the spokesperson’s statement about "the importance of Spanish-Moroccan relations" following information published on the Madrid position on the Sahara issue.

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'Mohammed VI Tangiers Tech City' to Create 100K Direct Jobs

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 13:16

The “Mohammed VI Tangiers Tech City” project will create about 100,000 direct jobs, President of the Chinese industrial group Haite, Li Biao, said on Monday in Tangier.

   This economically integrated city will include several types of industries, including aerospace, automotive and agri-food, in addition to a residential area for employees, Biao told press on the sidelines of the presentation ceremony before HM King Mohammed VI of this project, carried out by the Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima region, the Haite Group and BMCE-Bank.

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Bourita Received in Bamako by Malian President

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 13:13

Minister delegate to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Nasser Bourita, was received Monday in Bamako by Malian President, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita.

During this meeting, which took place on high royal instructions, Bourita handed to the Malian Head of State a message from HM King Mohammed VI.

The audience was attended notably by Morocco's ambassador to Mali, Hassan Naciri, and Malian minister for Foreign Affairs, African Integration and International Cooperation, Abdoulaye Diop.

MAP 20 March 2017

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Morocco's request to join ECOWAS: FM Hands over Message of HM the King to President of Niger

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 16:00

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Salaheddine Mezouar, was received on Monday in Niamey by the President of the Republic of Niger, Mahamadou Issoufou.

On this occasion, Mezouar handed over to the Nigerien President a message from HM the King on Morocco's request to join the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

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24th Arab Inter-Parliamentary Union Conference Kicks off in Rabat

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 15:55

The 24th Conference of the Arab Inter-Parliamentary Union (AIPU) kicked off on Monday in Rabat.

Held under the theme “consolidation of Arab joint action”, the two-day meeting will be marked by the election of a new president of the AIPU and the discussion of the Union's working plan for 2017.

The participants will also discuss the current situation of the Arab world as well as the challenges facing Arab countries.

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