The moroccan press
An international symposium on African Football opened on Tuesday in Skhirate (Rabat outskirts) with the participation of personalities from all over the world, including FIFA President Gianni Infantino.
The opening ceremony of this event, organized under the patronage of HM King Mohammed VI, was marked by a royal message to the participants, which was read out by Minister of Youth and Sports, Rachid Talbi Alami.
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Morocco and Zambia share a common vision for the consolidation of peace and stability as well as respect for the sovereignty of states in Africa, said secretary of state to the minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Mounia Boucetta.
Moroccan Africanism is not “conjunctural” or the result of a political strategy, but it is a question of belonging to a very great civilization, André Azoulay, HM King Mohammed VI’s Advisor, said.
“Our Africanism is not conjunctural and is not the result of a political strategy (...), but it is a belonging to a very great civilization”, Azoulay stressed Friday in Marrakech at a conference held on the sidelines of the 4th Al-Haouz Festival under the theme “For Peace and Coexistence”.
BCP Group, IFC Boost Partnership for Economic Development & Social Progress in Morocco & Sub-Saharan Africa
The Banque centrale populaire group (BCP) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) signed, Friday in Casablanca, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to consolidate their long term partnership, reaffirming their full cooperation in the economic development and social progress in Morocco and sub-Saharan Africa.
Speaker of the House of Representatives Habib El Malki represented HM King Mohammed VI in the memorial ceremony for Nice attack victims, which was held on Friday in this south-eastern French city, in the presence of President Emmanuel Macron and his two predecessors François Hollande and Nicolas Sarkozy.
Some 86 people were killed and 450 others wounded in the attack when a truck ploughed into the crowd on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice during the July 14, 2016 fireworks display.
Spanish Interior Minister Juan Ignacio Zoido hailed, on Saturday in Bilbao (Northern Spain), the “close” cooperation between Spain and Morocco in counterterrorism.
Speaking at a symposium themed “European Union Challenges: Jihadist Terrorism”, Zoido stressed that the Kingdom is Spain's “best partner” in the fight against this scourge, which represents a “global danger”.
Morocco’s permanent representative to the UN, Omar Hilale, was received on Wednesday in Bangui by President of the Central African Republic (CAR), Faustin Archange Touadera.
Hilale’s is paying his third visit to this country in his capacity as the Chair of the Central African Republic Configuration of the Peacebuilding Commission.
Morocco has a genuine desire to develop its strategic partnership with Russia in various fields, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Nasser Bourita, said Thursday in Moscow.
The will of HM King Mohammed VI aims to strengthen partnership with Russia at all levels, given the important role of Russia in geopolitical and economic terms in particular, said Burita, who co-chaired with Russian Agricultural Minister, Alexander Tkachev, the closing of the 6th session of the Moroccan-Russian Joint Commission for Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation.
President of the French National Assembly, François de Rugy, called, on Thursday, for renewed parliamentary ties between Morocco and France.
In a statement to the press after his talks in Paris with speaker of the House of Representatives, Habib El Malki, the French official stressed the importance of continuing parliamentary cooperation in order to face today's challenges, such as security and climate change.
"We have every interest in working together," he said, recalling the ancient human and economic ties between the two countries.
A Moroccan delegation, led by secretary of state to the minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Mounia Boucetta, paid, on Wednesday and Thursday, a visit to Dar es Salaam, where she held several meetings with senior Tanzanian officials, as part of the follow-up to the partnership agreements signed during the royal visit to this east African country in October 2016.
Delimitation of Maritime Borders, Sovereign Decision with Economic, Strategic, Diplomatic and Development Dimension
The delimitation by Morocco of its maritime borders is a sovereign decision that has an economic, strategic, diplomatic and development dimension, said, on Thursday in Rabat, minister in charge of Relations with the Parliament and Civil Society, government spokesman, Mustapha El Khalfi.
Morocco has made stunning advances over the last 15 years in the field of maternal health, said, on Wednesday in Rabat, country director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Bérangère Boell-Yousfi.
"Morocco has made stunning advances in maternal health over the past 15 years, by reducing its maternal mortality rate to 72.6 deaths per 100,000 live births, that is over 30 per cent in five years," said Boell-Yousfi during a meeting marking the celebration of World Population Day.
The speakers of the Belgian regional parliaments lauded the exceptional character of friendship and cooperation relations between Morocco and Belgium, fostered by the vital contribution of the Moroccan community in the country.
During talks between Moroccan speaker of the House of Representatives, Habib El Malki, the Belgian officials stressed the need to further consolidate these relations by taking advantage of the convergence of views between the two countries in various regional and international issues of common interest.
Head of Govt. Discusses with 'Dubai Holding' Representatives Means to Pave the Way for Investments in Morocco
The head of government, Saad-Eddine El Othmani, met, Tuesday in Rabat, with representatives of "Dubai Holding", on means to pave the way for investments of this Emirati group in Morocco.
According to a statement by the head of government's department, representatives of "Dubai Holding" presented their areas of interest and future plans in Morocco.
Pioneer and rooted in the legitimacy of a common and shared history, the policy implemented by HM King Mohammed VI in Africa could be the cornerstone of the "new deal" to which Europe and Africa aspire, André Azoulay, HM the King's advisor, said in Sofia at the closing ceremony of the Summer School of the Bulgarian School of Political Science.
The Moroccan government and the United Nations System signed, on Tuesday in Rabat, the UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) for Morocco for the period 2017-2021.
The plan, which will guide UN support for the country's development over five years, will mark a new chapter in the Morocco-UN partnership for sustainable development.
The UNDAF was signed by minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Nasser Bourita, and UN resident coordinator, Philippe Poinsot.
Abidjan: 44th Session of OIC Council of Foreign Ministers Meeting Hails Morocco's Return to AU (Official)
The 44th Session of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) Meeting hailed, on Tuesday in Abidjan, the return of Morocco to the African Union (AU), said deputy minister in charge of Moroccans living abroad and Migration Affairs, Abdelkrim Benatiq.
OIC Foreign Ministers stressed that this return is a strong signal of the Kingdom's commitment to promoting peace and stability, and its willingness to contribute to development and prosperity efforts in the African continent, Benatiq told MAP.
Morocco’s economy is expected to grow 4.8 pc in 2017, driven by strong recovery in the agricultural sector, Mission Chief of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Morocco, Nicolas Blancher said.