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Moroccan Central Bank Approves Five Participative Banks

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 10:42

Morocco's Central Bank on Monday approved five requests to open participative banks and allowed three banks to sell participative products in the northern African country.

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Moroccan-Mauritanian Fraternity Association Hails HM the King's Concern to Consolidate Bilateral Ties

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 10:38

The Moroccan-Mauritanian Fraternity Association on Monday hailed the interest of HM King Mohammed VI in consolidating the good neighborly relations between the two countries.

   The association strongly welcomes, in a communiqué, the royal Initiative to contain the crisis created by the "irresponsible" statements of the Secretary General of the Istiqlal Party, which has caused friction in private and social media.

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Morocco Firmly Condemns Baghdad Market Double Suicide Bombing, Statement

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 11:16

The Kingdom of Morocco firmly condemned the double suicide bombing that took place on Saturday in a market in Baghdad, claimed the lives of many and injured several others.

Morocco, which offers its heartfelt condolences to the bereaved victims' families and wishes swift recovery to the wounded, reaffirms its full solidarity with the sister nation of Iraq in fighting such "disastrous" terrorism which targets its security, stability and territorial unity, said on Sunday a statement by the foreign affairs ministry.

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800-Strong Sub-Saharan Attempt to Storm into Occupied City of Sebta Thwarted, Interior Ministry

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 11:14

A mass illegal immigration attempt, by 800 Sub-Saharan nationals, to storm into the occupied city of Sebta took place on Sunday, the interior ministry said in a statement.

 This attempt, foiled by the forces of order, helped to arrest all the said illegal immigrants and resulted in the injury of 50 members of the forces of order, including 10 gravely, said the statement.

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Istanbul Attack: Crisis Cell Set up in Moroccan Embassy, Consulate in Istanbul

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 11:05

The Moroccan embassy in Ankara and the Kingdom's consulate in Istanbul set up a crisis cell in contact with the competent Turkish authorities, following the terrorist attack that hit Saturday night a nightclub in Istanbul.

 A statement by the Moroccan embassy said that the said cell can be contacted using the following numbers:

The Moroccan embassy in Ankara: 00903124376020/21 and 00905393645106

The Moroccan consulate in Istanbul 0905373722899 and 00905315186091

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Marrakesh in Top 20 Destinations for French to Celebrate New Year

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 10:47

The Moroccan city of Marrakesh is in the top 20 destinations chosen by French people to celebrate the new year, said world's largest hotel search website "" on Thursday.

The analysis based on hotel search made by French tourists shows that Marrakesh ranks seventh in their choices.

The city is also among the most French-coveted, non-European cities for new year celebrations, namely New York (5th), Dubai (6th) and Bangkok (20th).

Marrakesh is today one of the busiest cities in Africa and serves as a major economic center and tourist destination.

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Head of DGST and DGSN Named 'Man of The Year 2016' by Maroc Hebdo International

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 10:44

Maroc Hebdo International Weekly chose director general of the territory surveillance directorate (DGST) and national police (DGSN) Abdellatif Hammouchi as "Man of The Year 2016".

The weekly paid thus tribute "to the man who represents a task of paramount importance and a prevailing situation because it impacts all of us".

Abdellatif Hammouchi is "Mr. security", he has under his supervision all the domestic security mechanism, the DGSN and the DGST, said the weekly in a statement.

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ALU Will Defend Victims of Gdim Izik Events, Its SG Says

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 10:41

Secretary General of the Arab Lawyers Union (ALU) Abdellatif Bouachrine said that the Union will join the Collective to Defend Victims of Gdim Izik Tragic Events.

The ALU, which brings together 63 Arab associations, will get involved and lend its weight to shed light on these events, Bouachrine told MAP on the sidelines of his participation in the 3rd Middle East Law Conference, held on Dec. 27-29 under the patronage of HM King Mohammed VI.

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Morocco Leads Africa towards Historic Development

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 10:39

While Europe suffers from political crises and people challenge their leaders by giving power to populists, on the other side of the Mediterranean, Morocco leads Africa towards historic development, MEP Rachida dati said in a tribune published Thursday by the French daily "Le Figaro".

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Govt. Chief Expresses to Mauritania's President HM the King's Determination to Consolidate Bilateral Relations

Thu, 12/29/2016 - 16:07

Head of government, Abdelilah Benkirane, said he expressed to Mauritanian President, Mohamed Ould Abdelaziz, the determination of HM King Mohammed VI to consolidate Morocco's relations with Mauritania, strengthen dialogue in the various fields and develop these relations towards an exemplary partnership in all areas.

Today, the two countries must, more than ever, strengthen bilateral cooperation in the light of the opportunities available and the challenges they face, Benkirane told MAP regarding the audience granted to him, on Wednesday, by the Mauritanian President.

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Morocco, GCC to Boost Cooperation in Civil Aviation

Thu, 12/29/2016 - 11:02

Morocco and the Gulf cooperation Council (GCC) aspire to boost cooperation in civil aviation as part of their efforts to reinforce their strategic partnership, Civil Aviation Director Zakaria Belghazi said Wednesday.

 Speaking at a meeting in Rabat about civil aviation, held by the Equipment, Transport and Logistics Ministry, Belghazi said that this event is aimed at setting up a framework for permanent and structured cooperation between the Kingdom and the GCC countries.

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EBRD Lends Moroccan Mining Company 28 mln Euros

Wed, 12/28/2016 - 15:21

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) announced Wednesday a €28 million loan to Compagnie Minière de Touissit (CMT), a Moroccan mining company listed on the Casablanca Stock Exchange, to upgrade the Tighza mine in the north-east of Morocco.

The EBRD funds will support the construction of a new shaft at the mine's Ighraem Aoussar site to increase productivity. It will also improve working conditions in line with international best practice regarding health and safety regulations, as well as environmental protection, said a statement by the London-based Bank.

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Moroccan-Kuwaiti Economic Forum Opens in Casablanca

Wed, 12/28/2016 - 10:48

The 3rd Moroccan-Kuwaiti Economic Forum opened on Tuesday in Casablanca with the attendance of representatives of several public and private institutions in Morocco and Kuwait.

The event was marked by the inauguration of an exhibition on Kuwaiti cultural products and items by Moroccan cooperatives representing the sectors of textile, cosmetics and food processing. The forum is an occasion to examine issues of shared interest at the commercial, social, cultural and media levels that would contribute to the development of cooperation and partnership ties between the two parties.

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Morocco's Govrnment Expresses Full Support to Measures Undertaken by HM the King to Address Impact of Latest Statements on Mauritania

Wed, 12/28/2016 - 10:46

The Moroccan government on Tuesday expressed its full support to all measures undertaken by HM King Mohammed VI to address the impact of the latest statements on Mauritania.

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Morocco Lauds UNSC 'Historic Resolution' Calling on Israel to Stop All Settlement Operations in Palestinian Territories

Tue, 12/27/2016 - 17:23

Morocco lauded the adoption by the UN Security Council of a "historic resolution" calling on Israel to stop all settlement operations in the occupied Palestinian territories, and expressed its satisfaction with the unanimity of the international community on the non-legitimacy of the Israeli settlement policy, said Tuesday the ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation.

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Paraguay Lauds Morocco's Migration Policy

Tue, 12/27/2016 - 12:09

Paraguay's deputies chamber lauded the Moroccan migration policy as well as the initiative aimed at facilitating illegal immigrants' economic and social integration.

Paraguay supports the Moroccan initiative concerning its migration policy aimed at facilitating illegal immigrants' integration into the economic and social fabric, said speaker of Paraguay's deputies chamber Hugo Adalberto Velazquez Moreno in a statement.

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New Govrnment Formation: Benkirane Holds Talks with Akhannouch

Tue, 12/27/2016 - 11:49

Secretary-General of the Justice and Development Party (PJD) and appointed Government Head, Abdelilah Benkirane, on Monday evening resumed his consultations for the formation of the new government by meeting President of the National Rally of Independents (RNI), Aziz Akhannouch.

"I agreed with the appointed Government Head to resume consultations in three days", Akhannouch briefly told the press following this meeting.

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Foreign Ministry Flatly Rejects 'Dangerous and Irresponsible' Statements by SG of Istiqlal Party on Mauritania's Borders and Territorial Integrity, Statement

Tue, 12/27/2016 - 11:43

The foreign affairs ministry flatly rejects the dangerous and irresponsible statements by secretary general of the Istiqlal Party concerning the borders and territorial integrity of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania.
Foreign Ministry Flatly Rejects 'Dangerous and Irresponsible' Statements by SG of Istiqlal Party on Mauritania's Borders and Territorial Integrity, Statement

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Polisario, Sclerotic Entity Having Nothing to Do with Democracy (Spanish expert)

Tue, 12/27/2016 - 11:37

Polisario is a sclerotic entity that has nothing to do with democracy and claims the right to represent the Saharawis living under its yoke in Tindouf, southwestern Algerian, while systematically violating their rights, writes Spanish writer and journalist Chema Gil.

This attitude, which is typical of dictatorial regimes, is not a fact of the past, but is going on before the eyes of the international community in Tindouf camps, which have become a lawless territory, the security and terrorism expert said in an analysis published Monday on the website "Con acento marroqui".

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Court Postpones to January 2017 Hearing in Case of Gdim Izik Events

Mon, 12/26/2016 - 17:56

The Criminal Chamber at the annexe of Salé Appeal court decided, on Monday, to postpone until January 23rd, 2017 the hearing into the case of the accused in the tragic events, which accompanied the dismantling of the "Gdim Izik" camp.

The court decided to put off the hearing in order to allow the defense to prepare its case, summon an involved individual who was out on bail, and to consider the petition relating to the right of victims' families to constitute a civil party.

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