The moroccan press
The attorney general at the Al Hoceima Court of Appeal announced the arrest, on Saturday, of two individuals by the judiciary police squad (BNPJ), bringing to 22 the number of arrests following the latest incidents in Al Hoceima.
The two defendants were held in custody, said attorney general of the King at the Al Hoceima Court of Appeal, Mohamed Aqwir.
HM King Mohammed VI showed an unwavering commitment to a deep cooperation with neighbouring countries mainly African ones, wrote on Friday Spanish daily "La Razon".
The sovereign proved his commitment to a deeper cooperation with neighbouring countries, especially in Africa, by conducting several visits and presiding over the signature of a huge number of economic cooperation agreements, the paper said in an article authored by Ahmed Charai.
Minister of National Planning, Urban Planning, Housing and Urban Policy, Mohamed Nabil Benabdellah, launched on Thursday in Al Hoceima a project to build 5,000 social housing units in the province.
"We are in Al Hoceima upon high instructions of HM King Mohammed VI to launch a project aimed at building 5,000 social housing units," Benabdellah told reporters during a visit to the site of Sidi El Abed which will host a part of this project.
Moroccan and Rwandan Parliaments are called to contribute to strengthening bilateral ties, Speaker of Rwandan Senate, Bernard Mazuka, said Thursday in Rabat.
Moroccan and Rwandan parliaments should fulfil their roles to reinforce ties between Rabat and Kigali through enacting laws that allow governments and ministries of both countries to have a legal framework to strengthen bilateral ties, Mazuka told MAP following a meeting with Noureddine Boutayeb, Delegate Minister to the Interior Ministry.
Head of government, Saad-Eddine El Othmani, held talks here on Thursday with Indian Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Nirmala Sitharaman.
Talks focused on the means to increase trade between the two countries and to develop partnerships in several fields, including technology and renewable energies, a statement by the head of government's department said.
The two sides also examined the means to support investment initiatives between Moroccan and Indian economic actors, the source added.
Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Received in Abidjan by President of Côte d'Ivoire
Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Nasser Bourita, bearer of a message of HM King Mohammed VI, was received, on Thursday in Abidjan, by President of Côte d'Ivoire, Alassane Ouattara.
The audience took place in the presence of Director general of DGED (Direction Générale des Etudes et de la Documentation), Mohamed Yassine Mansouri.
The Kingdom of Morocco strongly condemns the terror attack that targeted, on Monday, the Manchester Arena concert hall, causing several casualties, including 22 deaths and dozens of wounded, said the ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
"Following this abject crime, contrary to all moral and universal values, the Kingdom of Morocco expresses its full solidarity with the Government of the United Kingdom," the ministry said in a statement.
Morocco will build a new university in the northern city of Al Hoceima to enable students of the province to pursue their higher education.
Minister of National Education, Vocational Training, Higher Education and Scientific Research, Mohammed Hassad, on Tuesday paid a prospection visit to find a site that will accommodate this new university, one of the claims expressed by the local population.
The minister told the press that this field visit is part of consultations with local and elected officials to find the land lot that will host the new university.
Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Irina Bokova, hailed the initiatives taken by HM King Mohammed VI in protecting and preserving world heritage.
“I have come here to express my deep admiration and respect for HM King Mohammed VI for all that he does for the protection and preservation of world heritage”, Bokova told the press following the presentation ceremony of the program of rehabilitation of the old Medersas of Fes, chaired by HM King Mohammed VI.
Madagascar’s National Assembly Speaker, Jean Max Rakotomamonjy, on Tuesday Praised the exceptional relations between his country and Morocco.
During talks with Habib El Malki, Speaker of the House of Representatives (lower house), Rakotomamonjy praised the excellent relations between the two countries, especially after the historic visit of HM King Mohammed VI to Madagascar last November, highlighting the multiple agreements signed between the two countries on this occasion.
Morocco’s Ambassador to Austria, Lotfi Bouchaara, was elected on Monday as first vice-president of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ), during the 26th session of the Commission, which runs through May 26.
Morocco's net international reserves amounted to 241.9 billion dirhams until May 12, 2017, Bank Al-Maghrib said.
During the week of May 11-17, Bank Al-Maghrib injected 20 billion dirhams.
As for the interbank rate, it remained at 2.28%, while the average trading volume increased from 4.9 billion dirhams one week before to 5.5 billion dirhams, the central bank pointed out in its weekly indicators.
During the same period, the Dirham depreciated by 0.86% against the Euro and appreciated by 1.35% against the dollar.
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Aaron Mike Oquaye, Speaker of the Ghanaian Parliament expressed, here Monday, his country's willingness to take advantage of the pioneering Moroccan experience in Africa in several vital sectors.
A delegation of the Italian-Moroccan Inter-Parliamentary Union expressed, on Thursday in the southern city of Laayoune, their satisfaction with the development projects initiated in the southern provinces, stressing that the “reality contrasts with the false allegations of the Polisario”.
Malawi's withdrawal of its recognition of the SADR is "a positive sign of the growing acceptance of Morocco’s legitimacy" over the Sahara, the Ghana Institute of Governance and Security (GIGS) said.
"According to GIGS, the solidarity of the vast majority of African Union (AU) countries is indicative of the international legality and the truth about the artificial conflict" around the Sahara, Ghanaian news paper 'The Ghanaian Times' reported.
The United Nations announced, On Friday afternoon, that Christopher Ross has ceased, since April 30, to hold the position of the United Nations Personal Envoy for the Sahara.
"Concerning a question asked at the daily press briefing, we wish to clarify that Christopher Ross has ceased, since April 30, 2017, to assume the role of the personal envoy of the secretary-general for the Sahara," said UN spokesman Farhan Haq in a clarification sent to journalists accredited to the UN.
Foreign minister Nasser Bourita underlined, on Sunday in Riyadh, the need and the importance of solid ties between countries of the Arab-Islamic World and the United States to address the challenges facing the region.
In a statement to MAP, on the sidelines of the Arab-Islamic-American Summit, Bourita underscored the importance of inaugurating a new era in relations between the Arab-Islamic World and the United States given the challenges facing the region and linked mainly to terrorism and the meddling by some states in the domestic affairs of Muslim countries.
Russia commends the economic, social, and political reforms undertaken by Morocco, a country known for its stability in the MENA region and worldwide, said Russia's ambassador to Rabat Valery Vorobiev.
Russia also welcomes the foreign policy of Morocco, Vorobiev said in a speech on Friday at a ceremony held at the Russian embassy on the occasion of his country's national day, noting that the entire world has witnessed the enormous efforts made by HM King Mohammed VI for the return of the Kingdom to the African Union (AU) after a long absence.
The actions of HM King Mohammed VI in Africa have always been in favor of a continent more responsive to changes, more present on the international scene and more attentive to diversities, said Youssef Amrani, Chargé de mission at the Royal Cabinet, who was speaking, on Friday in Casablanca, at a forum on "The rise of nationalisms: What future for globalization?"
Upon high instructions of HM the King, Supreme Chief and Chief of Staff of the Royal Armed Forces (FAR), Major General, FAR’s Inspector General received, Thursday in Rabat, Commander of U.S. Africa Command, Marine Corps Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser.
Talks focused on the different aspects of military cooperation between the two countries ans the means to develop it, said a statement by the General Staff of FAR.