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Morocco’s FM Received by Senegalese President

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 13:22

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Salaheddine Mezouar was received, here Saturday, by Senegalese President Macky Sall within the framework of a tour dedicated to Morocco’s request to join the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

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Mezouar Holds Bureau Meeting in Rabat in preparation for May Sessions in Bonn

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 13:21

COP22 President and Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Salaheddine Mezouar chaired, here Friday, a meeting of the COP22/CMP12/CMA1 Bureau to review the outcomes of COP22 and to exchange on expectations for COP23, which will organized by Fiji.

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Consultations for the formation of the new government will include all the parties represented in the Parliament: El Othmani

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 13:19

Morocco's new appointed Head of Government, Saad Eddine El Othmani, said on Sunday that he will begin consultations with all the political parties represented in the parliament for the formation of the new government.

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Crans Montana Forum Kicks Off in Dakhla

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 13:58

The Crans Montana Forum kicked off Friday in Dakhla under the patronage of HM King Mohammed VI, with the participation of more than 150 countries represented by high-level personalities.

The opening ceremony of this forum, which has been convened for the third time in a row in Dakhla, was marked by a message addressed by HM King Mohammed VI to the participants. It was read out by president of the Dakhla-Oued Eddahab region, Ynja Khattat.

MAP 17 March 2017

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President of Central African Republic Thanks HM the King for Morocco’s Commitment Alongside His Country

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 11:02

President of the Central African Republic (CAR) Faustin-Archange Touadera expressed, Thursday at the UN headquarters in New York, his thanks to HM King Mohammed VI for Morocco's commitment alongside his country.

"We seize the opportunity to thank the Kingdom of Morocco and HM the King for the commitment of Morocco by our side," Touadera told MAP after a meeting of the Security Council on the situation in the CAR.

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Azziman Granted Audience in Dakar by Senegalese President

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 11:01

HM King Mohammed VI's advisor and chairman of the higher council for education, training and scientific research Omar Azziman was granted an audience, on Thursday in Diamniadio (near Dakar) by Senegal's president Macky Sall, on the sidelines of the official opening of the triennial of the Association for education Development in Africa (ADEA).

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Foreign minister Calls in Casablanca for Ambitious, Pragmatic Africa

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 10:59

Foreign minister Salaheddine Mezouar called on Thursday in Casablanca for pooling efforts to promote cooperation between African countries and build an ambitious and pragmatic Africa.

Africa can not develop without a common economic zone and a real vision for south-south cooperation which will reinforce ties between African countries, Mezouar told the press on the sidelines of the 5th International Forum on Development in Africa which kicked off in Casablanca.

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PJD SG Members ‘Positively Interacted’ with Statement of Royal Cabinet

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 10:57

Members of the General Secretariat of the Justice and Development Party (PJD) "interacted positively" with the statement of the Royal Cabinet, the party's Secretary General, Abdelilah Benkirane, said Thursday.

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The 5th International Africa Development Forum - Casablanca 2017

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 14:50

5th International Africa Development Forum Kicks Off in Casablanca

The 5th edition of the International Africa Development Forum kicked off on Thursday in Casablanca.

The opening ceremony was chaired by President of Burkina Faso, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré.

Held by Attijariwafa bank Group under the theme "New Inclusive Growth Models in Africa," the two-day event is attended by nearly 1,500 operators from 25 countries in the continent and partner states.

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Gdim Izik Trial is ‘Fair’ (US Observer)

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 13:25

US lawyer and observer Thomas Wolf has underlined that the Gdim Izik trial is "fair".

"I am here as an observer from the United States. From what I have seen, it is a fair trial", the US lawyer stressed.

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.

Several human rights associations, NGOs and independent national and international organizations are observing the trial.

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Hydroelectric Sector to Boost Africa’s Human Development, Official

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 13:23

The hydroelectric sector is a pledge to boost human development in the African continent, said on Tuesday in Marrakesh, Minister delegate for water Charafat Afilal.

Given its huge potential and the assets it offers, the hydroelectric sector can be, if developed, a pledge to boost human development in the African continent, said Afilal in the opening of the International Conference on Water and Energy (Africa 2017), held under the patronage of HM King Mohammed VI, on March 14 to 16.

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Moroccan Flag Hoisted at AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa:

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 11:49

The Moroccan flag was hoisted on Monday at the headquarters of the African Union (AU) in Addis Ababa, a historic event after the Kingdom's return to the pan-African grouping.

   Outside the compound, the national flag was hoisted at a ceremony attended by Morocco’s Ambassador to Ethiopia, Nezha Alaoui M'Hamdi, elected chairman of the AU Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, outgoing Chairperson of the AU Commission, Dlamini Zuma, as well as several ambassadors accredited to Addis Ababa.

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Mezouar Receives Eritrean Foreign Minister, Carrying Message from Eritrean President to HM the King

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 11:47

Foreign Minister Salaheddine Mezouar received, here Monday, his Eritrean peer, Mohammed Osman Saleh, who handed him a message addressed to HM the King by Eritrean President, HE Isaias Afwerki.

The Eritrean Minister was accompanied by Yemane Ghebreab Woldeyohan, Political Advisor to the President.

MAP 13 March 2017

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Bahraini Sovereign Commends HM King Mohammed VI's Role in Strengthening Bilateral Relations

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 11:45

HM King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa of Bahrain expressed his pride in the efforts and role of HM King Mohammed VI in strengthening relations between the two countries, wishing to Morocco and its brotherly people further prosperity and progress under the wise leadership of the Sovereign.

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Upon High Instructions of HM the King, Major General, Inspector General of FAR Receives Chief of Staff of the French Army

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 16:35

Upon high instructions of HM the King, Supreme Commander and Chief of General Staff of the Royal Armed Forces (FAR), Major General, Inspector General of FAR, received, Monday in Rabat, General of the Army Jean-Pierre Dosser, Chief of Staff of the French Army, who is leading a large military delegation on a working visit to Morocco (March 12-14).

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US News & World Report Names Morocco among 50 Best Countries

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 12:01

 For the second year in a row Morocco was ranked among the top 50 best countries by US News & World Report's Best Countries listing, released earlier this week.

Produced in partnership with Y&R's BAV Consulting group and the Wharton School of Pennsylvania, the listing evaluates 80 countries based on a survey of more than 21,000 respondents worldwide in nine sub-categories: Adventure, Citizenship, Cultural Influence, Entrepreneurship, Heritage, Movers, Open for Business, Power, and Quality of Life.

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Morocco's ECOWAS Adherence Request, Additional Step in HM the King's Ambitious African Strategy, Jeune Afrique

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 11:56

The request of Morocco to join the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is an additional step in the ambitious African strategy elaborated by HM King Mohammed VI, wrote weekly "Jeune Afrique".

"After the Addis Abeba event, Morocco made another big announcement, on Feb. 24 from Guinea," the magazine recalled in an article entitled "Marocafique (acte II)", noting that HM the King gave his orders to submit Morocco's request to join ECOWAS, a regional grouping bringing together 15 countries in the continent.

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AfDB Approves 2017-2021 Country Strategy Paper for Morocco

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 13:39

The Board of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group approved, on Wednesday in Abidjan, the 2017-2021 country strategy paper for Morocco.

This document outlines the program of collaboration between the AfDB and Morocco for the next five years, the AfDB said in a note published on its official portal, underlining that this strategy was designed to accompany the Kingdom in its efforts to create the conditions for the speeding up the structural transformation of its economy and the creation of jobs.

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134 Projects Launched in 2016 Under New Development Model for Southern Provinces, Interior Minister

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 12:32

134 projects totaling 39.1 billion dirhams were launched in the year 2016 under the new development model for southern provinces which is worth 77 bln MAD and was kicked off by HM King Mohammed VI on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Glorious Green March, the interior minister announced on Wednesday in Laayoune.

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The Official Visit of Upper House Speaker to Helsinki

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 11:25

Upper House Speaker Holds Talks with Finnish President in Helsinki

Speaker of the House of Advisors (upper house) Hakim Benchamach, held talks, on Wednesday at the presidential palace in Helsinki, with Finnish president, Sauli Niinisto.

The talks tackled the prospects of bilateral cooperation and a wide range of regional and international issues of common interest, Benchamach told reporters after the meeting.

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