The moroccan press
Morocco was elected, on Thursday in Dakar, as member of the African Union of Broadcasting (AUB) during its 10th general assembly.
The election came following a unanimous vote by the AUB's 28 delegations attending the meeting which will end on Friday.
Moroccan radio and TV company (SNRT) and 2M TV channel request the AUB to accept Morocco's adherence to the pan-African body which brings together 48 members.
Upon the instructions of HM King Mohammed VI, a Moroccan delegation, accompanied by Malian prime minister Modibo Kéïta, inaugurated, on Thursday in Bamako, the "Mohammed VI Perinatal Clinic".
The modern facility is carried out by the Mohammed VI Foundation for Sustainable Development over a surface area of 5 hectares (donated by the Malian state) for the benefit of Malian populations, mainly in the Bamako region.
Morocco to Donate 20,000 tons of Fertilizer to Guinea
Upon high instructions of HM King Mohammed VI, Morocco has decided to donate to Guinea 20,000 tons of fertilizer out of the 100,000 tons that will be produced in favor of this country, said on Thursday in Conakry CEO of OCP Group, Mustapha Terrab.
The new African tour of HM King Mohammed VI opens a new strategic axis of Moroccan diplomacy, Rachida Dati, Member of the European Parliament (MEP), said Tuesday.
Security responses alone are no longer enough to manage massive migratory flows in a coherent and concerted manner, said Youssef Amrani, chargé de mission at the royal office.
Youssef Amrani Highlights in Munich Morocco’s Migration Policy
Speaking during an interactive debate on migration and security at the Munich Security Conference, Amrani said that Morocco launched in 2006 the Rabat Process which provides a framework for consultation and coordination, contributes to meeting the challenges posed by migration and encourages opportunities for exchange and development.
The relations with Morocco are fluid and based on absolute trust, respect and collaboration, said, on Tuesday in Madrid, Spanish interior minister Juan Ignacio Zoido.
During a press briefing following a meeting with European security commissioner Julian King, Zoido hailed cooperation between Morocco and Spain in terms of the fight against illegal immigration.
Morocco's net international reserves amounted to 252.7 billion dirhams until February 10, 2016, recording a 9.3 pc year-on-year increase, Bank Al-Maghrib said.
During the week of February 9-15, 2016, Bank Al-Maghrib injected 14.5 billion dirhams.
As for the interbank rate, it remained at 2.26%, while the average trading volume decreased from 4.2 billion dirhams one week before to 3.8 billion dirhams, the central bank pointed out in its weekly indicators.
Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy described, on Monday in Malaga (south), as excellent the cooperation between Morocco and Spain concerning the fight against illegal immigration.
Cooperation between Morocco and Spain in this area is excellent and I want to publicly thank the Kingdom given that it is beneficial for the Moroccan, Spanish and European citizens, he said at a joint press conference with French president François Hollande following the 25th French-Spanish summit.
Moroccan-Zambian Agreements, Strong Signal of New Momentum in Bilateral Ties, FM
The 19 agreements, which were inked on Monday in Lusaka under the chairmanship of HM King Mohammed VI and President of the Republic of Zambia, H.E. Edgar Chagwa Lungu, are a strong signal of the new momentum given to relations between Morocco and Zambia, said foreign minister Salaheddine Mezouar.
HM King's Visit to Ghana to Give New Impetus to Moroccan-Ghanaian Ties (FM)
The official visit of HM King Mohammed VI to the Republic of Ghana will give new impetus to Moroccan-Ghanaian relations, Foreign Minister Salaheddine Mezouar.
Social Dialogue has Endorsed Social Character of Morocco’s Constitutional Monarchy: HM the King
HM King Mohammed VI underlined that social dialogue, which has been adopted and institutionalized as a strategic option for Morocco, has endorsed the social character of the country’s constitutional monarchy.
Thanks to the enlightened vision of HM King Mohammed VI, Morocco displays a multidimensional policy and a strategy based on proactive and anticipatory actions in the fight against terrorism, Director of the Central Bureau for Judiciary Investigations (BCIJ), Abdelhak El Khayam, said.
Efforts made by Morocco and the experience gained in this field have enabled the Kingdom to become a model to follow, he added in an interview with the news site "Red Marruecos".
President of Australian Senate Calls for Strengthening Cooperation between Moroccan and Australian Parliaments
President of the Australian Senate, Stephen Parry, stressed on Thursday in Canberra the need to strengthen cooperation between the parliaments of Morocco and Australia through the exchange of visits and experiences.
During a meeting with Morocco’s ambassador to Australia, Karim Medrek, Parry expressed his interest in Morocco’s experience in good governance, tourism and the fight against terrorism, saying that an exchange of experiences in these fields could be beneficial to both countries.
Omar Hilale, the Permanent Representative of Morocco to the United Nations and the Chair of the Central African Republic Configuration of the Peacebuilding Commission, voiced on Wednesday concerns regarding the security situation in the Central African Republic.
Recent clashes in which hundreds were killed and thousands more displaced underscored the need to urgently address the security challenges, he stressed in his briefing to the UN Security Council.
Speaker of the House of Representatives (Lower house), El Habib El Malki, held talks here on Wednesday with British ambassador to Morocco, Karen Betts.
Talks focused on the means to strengthen cooperation between the two countries, a statement from the lower house said, adding that El Malki called for the promotion of bilateral relations in all areas.
El Malki stressed that the return of Morocco to the African Union (AU) is an opportunity to develop economic cooperation between the two countries, as Morocco has become a platform for access to African markets.
International Fisheries Fair 'Halieutis', which focuses on fish farming and sea products, opened on Wednesday in Agadir, featuring during 5 days many exhibitions, meetings, conferences and workshops.
The event's fourth edition was launched off by agriculture minister Aziz Akhannouch, who was accompanied mainly by wali of Souss-Massa region Zineb El Adaoui, and European commissioner for environment, maritime affairs and fisheries Karmenu Vell.
The 3rd meeting of the working group in charge of economic cooperation between Morocco and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries opened, on Tuesday in Rabat, with the aim of examining means in favor of intensifying coordination related to economic and trade cooperation through the follow-up of the implementation of the joint action plan and the development of bilateral trade exchanges and investment opportunities.
Dam's storage capacity in Morocco reached 54.6% as of February 14, which is a total storage of 8.31 billion cubic meters (m3), according to the Department of Wat
This level is lower than the one reported during the same period in 2016, when the volume of water totaled about 9.3 billion cubic meters, which is a storage capacity of 60.8%, the same source added.
The department underlines the increase of water supplies in some dams compared to the same period last year, including Ibn Battouta (from 11.9% to 64.8%), El Kensra (from 44.7% to 71.8%) and Dkhila (from 52% to 96%).
An important Moroccan delegation, led by secretary general of the agriculture ministry Mohammed Sadiki, is taking part in Rome in the 40th session of the governing council of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), which kicked off on Tuesday.
The delegation also includes Morocco's ambassador to Italy Hassan Abouyoub as well as top officials from the departments of agriculture, finances and foreign affairs.
The opening ceremony of the two-day event was marked by a speech given by IFAD president Kanayo F. Nwanze whose second mandate will end on march 31.