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Morocco Takes Part in Copenhagen’s Africa Energy Forum

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 14:32

A large Moroccan delegation takes part in the 19th edition of Africa Energy Forum (AEF), held in Copenhagen on June 7-9.

The event is held in the presence of several ministers, senior officials and business leaders from 80 countries.

The Moroccan delegation includes senior officials from the Ministry of Energy, Mining and Sustainable Development, the Moroccan Agency for Energy Efficiency (AMEE) and the Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (MASEN).

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Morocco Reiterates Commitment to Promote Cooperation with ILO

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 14:29

Morocco's Minister of Employment and Professional Integration, Mohamed Yatim, underlined, here Wednesday, Morocco's commitment to promote its cooperation with the International Labor Organization (ILO).

   “Our country's cooperation with the ILO is sustainable, in line with the spirit and guidelines of the Global Agenda for Sustainable Development, and reflects a common concern: promoting decent work”,  Yatim said before the International Labor Conference.

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Lower House Speaker Holds Talks with Palestinian FM

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 14:20

Speaker of the House of Representatives (lower house), Habib El Malki, held talks on Wednesday in Rabat with Palestinian minister of Foreign Affairs, Riyad al-Maliki.

Talks focused on the latest developments of the Palestinian cause and the means to defend Palestinians’ legitimate rights in order to establish a Palestinian state with Al-Quds Al-Sharif as capital, a statement from the House of Representatives said, adding that the Palestinian top diplomat hailed Morocco’s support to the Palestinian people.

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Morocco Elected Vice-President of the UN Ocean Conference

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 14:01

Morocco was elected, on Monday at the UN headquarters in New York, vice-president of the UN Ocean Conference.

The Kingdom was unanimously elected by the 193 members of the United Nations as vice-president of this high-level meeting.

Twelve other countries were elected as vice-presidents of the UN Ocean Conference.

Shortly before this election, Fiji and Sweden were elected Co-Presidents of the Conference.

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Morocco, Spain Ink MoU on Administrative and Technical Cooperation in Legal Field

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 13:54

Morocco and Spain signed, on Monday in Rabat, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on administrative and technical cooperation in the legal field.

Initialled by justice minister Mohamed Aujjar and his Spanish peer Rafael Catala Polo, the agreement, which is part of the reinforcement of legal cooperation relations between Morocco and Spain, concerns visit exchange, and expertise and good practices sharing in order to support Morocco's judiciary reform.

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2017 Marhaba Operation Kicks off on Monday

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 13:36

Under the presidency of HM King Mohammed VI, the operation of receiving Moroccan expatriates dubbed "Marhaba" will start on Monday and run until Sept. 15, 2017, the Mohammed V Foundation for Solidarity said.

   The Mohammed V Foundation for Solidarity, which contributes in the implementation and the organization of this operation, has set up 17 rest areas to respond to the intensity of maritime and air traffic regularly recorded on this occasion, the Foundation pointed out in a statement.

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ECOWAS Agrees in Principle to Morocco's Request to Join the Organization (final communiqué)

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 13:34

The 51st Ordinary Summit of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) held in Monrovia has accepted in principle Morocco's request to join this regional grouping.

It has also decided to invite HM King Mohammed VI to ECOWAS’ next ordinary session, the final communique issued at the end of the summit said.

West African leaders have thus "agreed in principle to accept Morocco’s accession to Ecowas, given the strong and multidimensional ties of cooperation" that link Morocco to the organization’s member countries.

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El Othmani Underlines Need to Deal with People’s Demands

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 13:32

Head of government, Saad Eddine El Othmani, stressed the need to deal with the demands of all Moroccans and those from Al-Hoceima in particular, adding that this is the government’s main concern.

El Othmani, who was speaking at the weekly Cabinet meeting in Rabat on Thursday, underlined the need to ensure the protection of public and private property, preserve public order and strengthen the security and the stability of the country, which will benefit all citizens.

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Morocco Chairs Scientific and Technical Advisory Body of UNESCO Convention on Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 13:50

Following its election two days ago to the Scientific and Technical Advisory Body of UNESCO 2001 Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage, Morocco has assumed the chairmanship of the same body.

In a statement to MAP, Morocco’s Ambassador to UNESCO Zohour Alaoui, said that, ahead of the Ocean Conference scheduled in New York next week, this event is doubly important "given that our country was not only elected to this prestigious council but also became its president."

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US Withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement : President of COP 22 Expresses 'Deep Disappointment'

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 13:40

President of the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP22) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Salaheddine Mezouar, expressed "deep disappointment" following the US withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement.

Despite the US decision, the dynamics of climate action remain undeniable and irreversible, he pointed out in a statement, adding that collective efforts to combat climate change will not stop.

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Huffington Post: Morocco is Emerging, Stable Nation That Could be Important Ally for USA

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 13:36

Morocco is an emerging, stable nation, and one that could be an important ally for the United States in that area of the world, wrote Thursday US paper Huffington Post.

Morocco's government functions in a manner much closer to what you might find in England and the United States than most people probably realize. It is a country that deserves our support, said the articled entitled "What I Learned During My Trip To Morocco" and authored by Munr Kazmir.

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Morocco Elected Vice-President of UN General Assembly

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 16:30

Morocco was unanimously elected on Wednesday as Vice-President of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly, which will be held on September 2017 through September 2018.

 Morocco was appointed on behalf of the African group, along with Gabon, Ghana, Liberia, Madagascar and Zimbabwe.

The election of the vice-presidents was preceded by the election of the president of the General Assembly, in the person of Miroslav Lajcak, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Slovakia.

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Morocco Adopts International Standard ISO 37001 on Anti-bribery Management Systems

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 13:30

The national standardization commission for management systems has adopted the international standard ISO 37001 on the anti-bribery management systems.

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Morocco, Model Country in Transit, Reception for Migrants (UN Official)

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 13:26

Morocco is a model country in terms of transit and reception for migrants, said, on Tuesday in Rabat, visiting UN Special Representative for International Migration, Louise Arbour.

"Being both a country of departure, transit and reception for migrants, Morocco is the kind of country that enables the examination of all aspects related to migration issues," Arbour said at the end of talks with Moroccan Deputy Minister in charge of Moroccans Living abroad and Migration Affairs, Abdelkrim Benatiq.

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Moroccan Drinking Water Expertise at Centre of Morocco-Burkina Faso Talks

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 13:13

The Moroccan drinking water expertise was at the centre of the meeting, held on Tuesday in Rabat, between the head of the infrastructure, energy, mining, and environment committee Said Tadlaoui, and a delegation of Burkina Faso's parliamentarians network for drinking water, hygiene, and purification.

During this meeting, the two parties addressed the issues of water use rationalization and water optimal and equal distribution, said a statement by the House of Representatives.

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Morocco Bolsters Its Position as FDIs Receiver, Ecofin Agency

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 13:21

Morocco bolstered in 2016 its double position as major receiver of foreign direct investment (FDIs) and top African investor in the continent, said an analysis by the Ecofin Agency.

Morocco drew last year investment for 80 new projects, that is a rise of 13%, it said, adding that the country ranks second after south Africa where FDIs fell by 19%.

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Burkina Faso Supports Morocco's Adherence Request to ECOWAS, Burkina Faso's FM

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 13:17

Burkina Faso Supports the request of Morocco to adhere to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and welcomes the Kingdom, said, Monday in Rabat, Burkina Faso's foreign minister Alpha Barry.

"We welcome the Kingdom. We belong to the same area and Burkina Faso is ready to examine the issue of Morocco's adherence to ECOWAS," Barry said at a press briefing following his meeting with Moroccan foreign minister Nasser Bourita.

Burkina Faso has always had the same stand concerning Morocco which is continuous support on international and regional issues, he added.

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Bourita Receives Kazakhstan's Deputy FM Carrying Message from President Nazarbayev to HM the King

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 13:11

Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita received, here Monday, Kazakh Deputy Foreign Minister Akylbek Kamaldinov, carrying a message from President Nursultan Nazarbayev to HM King Mohammed VI.

   “I am on an official visit to Morocco, carrying a message from President Nazarbayev to HM King Mohammed VI”, Kamaldinov told the press following the meeting, underlining that he tackled with Bourita the means to develop cooperation relations between the two brotherly countries in all fields.

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