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Morocco's Return to AU, Something 'Natural and Normal’, Senegalese President Says

Mon, 12/19/2016 - 12:11

The return of Morocco to the African Union (AU) is something "natural and normal", said Senegalese President, Macky Sall.

"The return of Morocco to the AU is a natural and normal thing and we support it of course," the Senegalese head of state told "Jeune Afrique" weekly in an interview, to be published on Sunday.

"No one refuses, as a matter of principle, that Morocco will return," Sall said, noting that "today we do not need to stir up divisions within Africa."

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Nigerian Govrnement Expresses its Sincere Thanks to HM the King for Emergency Humanitarian Aid

Sat, 12/17/2016 - 13:19

 The Nigerian government has expressed its sincere thanks to HM King Mohammed VI for the emergency humanitarian aid, dispatched upon high instructions of the Sovereign to sub-Saharans expelled to Niger.

   In statements to MAP following the ceremony held upon the arrival of the first batch of this aid consisting of 35 tons of tents and food, several ministers stressed the importance of this aid for the populations, especially during this cold period in the country.

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COP22 Achievements Mirror Moroccan Presidency's Active, Transparent Commitment, Steering Committee

Sat, 12/17/2016 - 13:15

The achievements made during the Marrakesh talks as part of the 22nd Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22), held on Nov. 7-18, mirror the active, transparent and inclusive commitment of the Moroccan presidency to parties and communities, said the event's steering committee.

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First Moroccan Planes Carrying Aid to Sub-Saharans Expelled to Niger Arrive in Agadez

Sat, 12/17/2016 - 13:13

Three Royal Air Forces aircrafts carrying Moroccan emergency humanitarian aid to Sub-Saharans expelled to the north of Niger landed, Friday Morning, at Agadez’s airport.

This first batch of humanitarian aid, sent following HM King Mohammed VI’s instructions, includes 15 tons of basic foodstuff and 20 tons of tents.

This humanitarian aid was handed over to Nigerian authorities by Morocco’s ambassador in Niamey, Allal El Aqab, in the presence of several Nigerien senior officials.

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CNDH Head Terms as 'Pioneer' 2nd Immigrant Regularization Process

Thu, 12/15/2016 - 11:28

The second phase of illegal immigrants' integration in Morocco is a pioneer initiative, said, on Wednesday in Rabat, chairman of the national council for human rights (CNDH) Driss El Yazami.

This phase is taking place amid an international context marked by a growing south-south migration, El Yazami told the press after a meeting by the national commission in charge of migrant regularization and integration in Morocco, in conformity with the royal instructions to launch immediately the second phase.

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Offices to Open Thursday in Morocco to Receive Illegal Migrants’ Requests for regularization: Commission

Thu, 12/15/2016 - 11:21

Offices will open on Thursday throughout Morocco's provinces and prefectures to receive requests for regularization of irregular migrants in the Kingdom under the second phase of the campaign for the regularization of illegal migrants.

The prefectural and provincial committees in charge of examining illegal migrants’ requests for regularization will be composed of representatives of local authorities and civil society associations, the National Commission in charge of Illegal Immigrants’ Regularization said Wednesday in a statement following a meeting at the Interior Ministry.

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EU Annual Report on Human Rights: European Parliament Rejects Amendment Hostile to Morocco

Thu, 12/15/2016 - 11:19

The European Parliament, met in plenary session on Wednesday in Strasbourg, rejected an amendment to the European Union's (EU) 2015 annual report on human rights, which is hostile to Morocco.

The rejection of this amendment by an overwhelming majority put an end to any attempt to introduce any idea of expanding the prerogatives of the MINURSO. It also refutes the perpetual claims of alleged violations of human rights in the Sahara, put forward by the separatists.

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International Community Should Take Notice of HM the King’s 'Visionary Leadership': Edward Gabriel

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 12:15

The launching of the second phase of the campaign for the regularization of the situation of illegal immigrants in Morocco is an opportunity for the international community “to take notice of the visionary leadership of HM King Mohammed VI,” former US ambassador Edward Gabriel told MAP.

The launching of the regularization campaign’s second phase is “something that the whole world should not only understand and take notice of but emulate in terms of how we treat people,” he pointed out.

“It is a great human rights' story from Morocco,” the former US diplomat noted.

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The 9th Edition of MEDays Forum

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 14:32

Morocco’s Return to AU Mutually Beneficial to Both Parties: Former Malian President

Morocco’s return to the African Union (AU) is mutually beneficial to both parties, former Malian president Dioncounda Traoré said Wednesday night in Tangier.

Speaking at the opening of the MEDays Forum, held under the patronage of HM King Mohammed VI, Mr Traoré said that "it is time for unity and solidarity," adding that Africa should pool its resources, overcome its conflicts and erase its borders instead of creating new ones.”

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Morocco, 'Strong Example' for Triangular Cooperation with U.S. in Africa (Atlantic Council)

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 14:27

Morocco, through its multifaceted projection in Africa under the leadership of HM King Mohammed VI, constitutes "a strong example" to establish a triangular cooperation with the United States on the continent, said Peter Pham, vice-president of the influential U.S. think tank, the Atlantic Council.

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Moroccan, Spanish Interior Ministers Hold in Rabat Working Meeting

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 14:24

Interior minister Mohamed Hassad and his Spanish peer Juan Ignacio Zoido, accompanied respectively by Cherki Drais, minister delegate for the Interior, Abdellatif Hammouchi, director general of the national police and Territory surveillance Ricardo Diez Hochleitner, Spanish ambassador in Rabat, and German Lopez Iglesias, director general of Spanish police, held on Wednesday in Rabat, a working meeting at the headquarters of the Interior ministry.

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Morocco Elected Vice-President of IOM Council in Geneva

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 10:45

Morocco was elected, on Monday in Geneva, second vice-president of the Council of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), at the opening of IOM's 107th Council.

This election, which illustrates the credibility of Morocco at the international level, is a recognition of its active role in the current debates on migration issues that are now at the forefront of the global agenda.

Australia was elected as chair of IOM’s Council, while Chile and Denmark were chosen as first vice-president and Rapporteur, respectively.
MAP 05 December 2016

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FM Receives Russian Ambassador in Rabat at His Request, Foreign Ministry

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 10:40

The Foreign minister received, on Monday at the ministry headquarters, Ambassador of the Russian Federation in Rabat Valery Vorobiev at his request, said a statement by the ministry.

On this occasion, the Russian ambassador voiced Moscow's concern over the media statement, given by a Moroccan top government official, accusing Russia of being responsible for the destruction of Syria, said the foreign affairs ministry in a statement.

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Morocco Succeeded in Rising to COP22 Challenge, Official

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 10:38

Morocco succeeded in rising to the challenge of the 22nd conference of parties to the UN framework convention on climate change (COP22), which was held on Nov. 7-18 in Marrakesh, said, on Tuesday in Rabat, minister delegate for the environment Hakima El Haite.

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HM the King writes a new page of Africa’s history through setting a strategic course for the continent: MEP

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 12:54

Through his many African tours, HM King Mohammed VI writes a new page of the continent's history by setting a strategic course for Africa, said on Monday member of the European parliament Rachida Dati.

On the occasion of a new African tour which took the sovereign to Ethiopia, Senegal, Rwanda and Madagascar, HM the king laid the foundations for a geo-strategic partnership with Africa which covers several areas, including energy and agriculture, Dati said in a statement received by MAP.

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Morocco's Return to AU to Bring Africa Kingdom's Know-How, Former Malian President

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 12:48

 With the return of Morocco to the African Union (AU), the Kingdom will bring to Africa its know-how and multifaceted expertize, said, on Saturday in Bamako, former Malian president Dioncounda Traoré.

The return of Morocco to the AU is natural, said Traoré who was speaking during an event on the said return, noting that Africa will benefit from the Kingdom's know-how, multifaceted expertize and great culture.

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The Official Visit of The HM King Mohammed VI to Nigeria

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 12:45

Signed Agreements Between Morocco, Nigeria Attest to Common Will to Strengthen Bilateral Cooperation (Nigerian FM)

The agreements signed on Friday in Abuja under the chairmanship of HM King Mohammed VI and Nigerian President, H.E Muhammadu Buhari, attest to the common will of both countries to promote bilateral cooperation, said Nigerian Foreign minister, Geoffrey Onyeama.

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