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Sahara Issue: South Sudan Expresses Support for Morocco's Territorial Integrity, Lauds Autonomy Plan

Sat, 20/10/2018 - 01:27

South Sudan’s minister of Foreign Affairs, Nhial Deng Nhial, expressed, Friday in Rabat, his country’s support for Morocco’s territorial integrity, and lauded the autonomy plan proposed by the kingdom to find a political solution for the regional dispute over the Moroccan Sahara.

HM the King, Commander of the Faithful, Performs Friday Prayer at Koutoubia Mosque in Marrakech

Sat, 20/10/2018 - 01:25

HM King Mohammed VI, Commander of the Faithful, performed the Friday prayer at Koutoubia mosque in Marrakech.

MAP 19 October 2018

'We Support and Will Continue to Support Morocco's Territorial Integrity’, Says PM of Saint Lucia

Fri, 19/10/2018 - 23:36

Prime minister, minister of Finance, Economic Development, Employment Creation, Foreign Affairs and Public Service of Saint Lucia, Allen Chastanet, reiterated, Thursday in Rabat, his country's support for the territorial integrity of Morocco.

"We support and will continue to support Morocco's territorial integrity," Chastanet told the press on the sidelines of the inauguration of the embassy of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) in Rabat.

Sahara Issue: Jordanian FM Reiterates his Country's Steadfast Position in Support of Morocco’s Territorial Integrity

Fri, 19/10/2018 - 20:00

Jordanian Foreign Affairs Minister, Ayman Safadi, reaffirmed on Thursday in Rabat his country's historic and steadfast position in support of Morocco’s territorial integrity.

In a statement to the press after his talks with his Moroccan counterpart, Nasser Bourita, the Jordanian minister underlined the need to reach a political solution to the Moroccan Sahara issue on the basis of the autonomy initiative presented by Morocco and the Security Council resolutions.

Train Derailment Near Rabat: Investigation Underway to Determine Actual Causes & Establish Responsibilities

Fri, 19/10/2018 - 19:58

In accordance with High royal instructions, a judicial inquiry is under way to determine the real causes of the tragic derailment of a train on Tuesday in Bouknadel (near Rabat), and to establish responsibilities, said, Thursday in Rabat, head of government, Saâd Eddine El Othmani.

Official : Polisario’s Provocations East of Defense System, "Desperate Attempt" Doomed to Fail against Morocco’s Achievements

Fri, 19/10/2018 - 19:56

The provocations of Polisario’s separatists in the East of the defense system in the Moroccan Sahara are a "desperate attempt that is doomed to fail like those that preceded it", said Thursday in Rabat, Minister delegate for relations with parliament and civil society, government spokesperson Mustapha El Khalfi.

The provocations of the "Polisario" intervene following the "significant achievements" that Morocco has accumulated in the last few years, El Khalfi pointed out at a press briefing following the weekly cabinet meeting.

Head of Government, Jordanian Foreign Minister discuss the means to promote trade between the two countries

Fri, 19/10/2018 - 19:55

Head of Government, Saad Eddine El Othmani, held talks here on Thursday with Jordanian Foreign Minister, Ayman Safadi, which focused on the means to promote trade between the two countries.

During this meeting, the two sides praised the excellent relations of friendship and brotherhood between Morocco and Jordan, which draw their strength from the fraternal relations between the Sovereigns of the two countries, HM King Mohammed VI and HM King Abdullah II, said a statement from the Department of the Head of Government.

EU Reiterates its Call for Registration of Tindouf Camps Population

Fri, 19/10/2018 - 00:19

The European Union (EU) reiterated on Wednesday before the 4th Committee of the UN General Assembly its call for the registration by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) of the population in the Tindouf camps, in Algerian territory, as repeatedly requested by the Security Council.

Illegal Immigration: Madrid Calls for Increasing EU's Support to Morocco

Fri, 19/10/2018 - 00:17

The Spanish minister of Foreign Affairs, the European Union and Cooperation, Josep Borrell, called for an increase in the European Union's (EU) support to Morocco in order to tackle the phenomenon of illegal immigration.

"Morocco is not well treated in terms of the aid granted by the European Union - for the fight against illegal immigration," the Spanish minister told the Joint Committee of Congress of Deputies-Senate for the EU on Wednesday.

Turkey receives, in this context, 6 billion Euros from the EU, while Morocco receives only about 50 million Euros, he pointed out.

First Forum of Editors in Chief of African News Agencies Opens in Rabat

Thu, 18/10/2018 - 20:05

The first forum of editors in chief of African News Agencies opened, Wednesday in Rabat, under the theme "The challenges of managing a newsroom".

Organized by the Atlantic Federation of African News Agencies (FAAPA), this three-day event will discuss several topics, namely "Instant information", "The use of social networks", "Digitization of production", "Editorial programming", "Fact checking" and "Motivation and evaluation".

4th Committee's Resolution Reiterates Support for Political Process aimed at Settling Moroccan Sahara Issue

Thu, 18/10/2018 - 20:03

The Fourth Committee of the UN General Assembly adopted Wednesday without a vote a resolution reiterating support for the UN-led political process aimed at settling the Moroccan Sahara issue and called upon the countries in the region to cooperate fully with the Secretary General and his Personal Envoy, and with each other, in order to reach a political settlement to this regional dispute.

Central American Parliament Seeks to Strengthen Cooperation with Morocco: Parlacen Speaker

Thu, 18/10/2018 - 20:01

Speaker of the Central American Parliament (Parlacen), Tony Raful Tejada, called on Wednesday in Rabat for the strengthening of relations of "cooperation and friendship" with the Kingdom of Morocco.

Following talks with minister of foreign affairs and international cooperation, Nasser Bourita, Tejada told MAP that he has presented several proposals to Bourita that underline the need to strengthen relations of cooperation and friendship between Morocco and Parlacen.

Sahara Issue: Jordan Reiterates Support for Autonomy Plan

Wed, 17/10/2018 - 19:42

Jordan reiterated, on Tuesday before the 4th Committee of the UN General Assembly, its support for the autonomy initiative, presented by Morocco as a solution to the conflict over the Moroccan Sahara.

United Nations: Morocco Expresses Support for Emirates’ Unity and Territorial Integrity

Wed, 17/10/2018 - 19:38

Morocco affirms its full support for the national unity and territorial integrity of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the full sovereignty of this brotherly country over its three islands, the Greater and Lesser Tunbs and Abu Musa, said Morocco’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Omar Hilale, before the 4th Committee of the UN General Assembly.

The Moroccan diplomat also called for the end of the occupation of these islands, while rejecting the policy of imposing a fait accompli.

Train Derailment near Rabat: Spain Expresses Solidarity with Morocco

Wed, 17/10/2018 - 19:36

Spain has expressed its solidarity with Morocco following the train derailment on Tuesday morning of a train between the cities of Rabat and Kenitra, leaving 7 passengers dead and nearly 125 wounded.

The Spanish government "wishes to express, on behalf of the Spanish people and in these sad moments, its solidarity with the authorities and the people of Morocco, a friendly country, neighbor and strategic partner," the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the European Union and Cooperation said in a statement.

Train Derailment: HM the King Gives Instructions to Ministers of Interior & Transport to Evacuate Wounded to Rabat Military Hospital

Wed, 17/10/2018 - 00:45

Following the tragic derailment of a train linking Rabat and Kenitra, on Tuesday, leaving several victims, HM King Mohammed VI gave his High instructions to the minister of the Interior and the minister of Transport, Equipment, Logistics and Water, who reached the accident site, to evacuate the wounded to the Mohammed V military hospital in Rabat in order to receive the necessary treatment, said a statement by the royal Office.

Saint Lucia Supports UN Efforts for 'Realistic and Practical' Solution to Sahara Issue

Tue, 16/10/2018 - 22:36

Saint Lucia expressed, Monday, support for the United Nations' efforts to reach a "realistic, practical and lasting" solution to the Sahara issue, at the General Debate of the 4th Committee of the General Assembly.

EU Seeks to Develop Cooperation with Morocco to Curb Migration Flows on Western Mediterranean Route: Mogherini

Tue, 16/10/2018 - 21:59

The European Union (EU) should develop its cooperation with Morocco to curb migratory flows on the western Mediterranean route, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, said Monday in Brussels.

"We have seen a 150% increase in migration flows on the western Mediterranean route this year, and we have decided to strengthen our actions to curb these flows, especially with Morocco and Mauritania," Mogherini pointed out at a press briefing following the EU Council of Foreign Ministers.