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King of Bahrain Approves Amendment of Moroccan-Bahraini Convention on Non-Double Taxation

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 14:54

The King of Bahrain, Hamad bin Issa Al-Khalifa, approved and promulgated a law amending the Moroccan-Bahraini Convention on Non-Double Taxation.

The Bahraini Sovereign approved and promulgated Law No. 17 for the year 2017 ratifying the protocol of amendment to the Convention binding the governments of Bahrain and Morocco, so as to avoid double taxation and prevent tax evasion in terms of income tax, the Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported on Wednesday.

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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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