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HM the King, Commander of the Faithful, Performs Friday Prayer at Hassan Mosque in Rabat

Sat, 21/04/2018 - 00:21

HM King Mohammed VI, Commander of the Faithful, accompanied by HRH Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan, performed the Friday prayer at Hassan mosque in Rabat.

MAP: 20/04/2018

The United States, an Ideal Partner for Advancing Morocco's Energy Security Goals (Department of State)

Fri, 20/04/2018 - 20:25

The United States is an ideal partner for advancing Morocco’s energy security goals, said the U.S. Department of State, commending the significant strides made in energy sector collaboration over the last few years.

Fight Against Illegal Immigration: Spanish Interior Minister Underlines Morocco's Important Effort

Fri, 20/04/2018 - 18:23

Spanish Interior Minister Juan Ignacio Zoido, on Wednesday in Athens, underscored Morocco's huge effort in fighting illegal immigration, describing it as "fundamental" for controlling the inflow of illegal immigrants towards the European Union (EU).

"Morocco deserves, in our opinion, a special mention" for its efforts in this area, said Zoido in an meeting with Greek Minister for Migration Policy Dimitris Vitsas, and Greek Deputy Minister of civil defence Nikos Toskas.

MINURSO Refuses to Meet with Polisario Outside Rabbouni, UN

Fri, 20/04/2018 - 18:21

The UN Mission in the Sahara (MINURSO) refuses to meet with Polisario leaders outside Rabbouni, in Algeria, the venue where such meetings have always been held, UN sources said on Thursday.

"Since his arrival late December 2017, the Secretary-General Special Representative Colin Stewart, chose to abide by the long-standing practice of holding such meetings in Rabbouni, Algeria," said UN spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric in a press briefing.

Polisario Intercepts MINURSO Patrol, Fires Warning Gunshots, UN

Fri, 20/04/2018 - 18:19

Armed members of the polisario front intercepted, on March 16, a team of MINURSO military observers and fired warning gunshots, said UN spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric.

MINURSO had informed the UNSC that, on March 16 in the Tifarity village, MINURSO military observers, who were on duty, were intercepted by armed members of the polisario front who fired warning gunshot, said Dujarric at his daily press briefing.

He added that only later were the observers allowed to resume their patrol.

HM the King Chairs in Rabat Council of Ministers

Fri, 20/04/2018 - 18:18

HM King Mohammed VI chaired, on Thursday at Rabat royal palace, a council of ministers, said a statement read out by spokesperson of the Royal Palace Abdelhak Lam.

Here follows the text of the statement:

HM King Mohammed VI chaired, Thursday, Shaaban 2, 1439 hegira, corresponding to April 19, 2018, at Rabat royal palace, a council of ministers during which several bills and international agreements were approved.

HM the King Receives in Rabat Head of Govt., Interior Minister and Economy Minister

Fri, 20/04/2018 - 18:15

HM King Mohammed VI received, Thursday at the Royal Palace in Rabat, the head of government, the interior minister and the economy minister, in the presence of HM the King's advisors Fouad Ali El Himma and Yassir Zenagui.
HM the King Receives in Rabat Head of Govt., Interior Minister and Economy Minister
19 April 2018

During this audience, the Head of Government submitted to the sovereign proposals on the reform of the regional investment centres, which had been ordered by HM the King, and delivered a speech on this subject before the Sovereign, here follows the text:

New European Report Points Fingers at Polisario's Involvement in Terrorist Acts in Sahelo-Saharan Region

Fri, 20/04/2018 - 00:39

The involvement of the polisario in terrorist acts in the Sahelo-Saharan region has once again been singled out in a report funded by the European Commission, which confirms the collusion of the separatists with terrorist groups operating in the region.

4th Morocco-Spain Parliamentary Forum Opens in Madrid

Fri, 20/04/2018 - 00:29

The 4th Morocco-Spain Parliamentary Forum kicked off, Tuesday in Madrid, with the participation of a large Moroccan delegation led by Speakers of the two Houses of Parliament, Habib el Malki and Hakim Benchemas.

The Spanish parliamentary delegation to the Forum is chaired by Speaker of the Senate (upper House), Pio Garcia-Escudero, and Congress of Deputies Speaker (lower House), Ana Pastor.

Morocco, EU to Launch Friday in Rabat Negotiations for Renewal of Fisheries Agreement

Fri, 20/04/2018 - 00:24

Morocco and the European Union (EU) will start, Friday in Rabat, negotiations for the renewal of the fisheries partnership protocol, said minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, Rural Development, 

The announcement was made at a meeting held Thursday in Rabat between Morocco and the EU. It took place in the presence of minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Nasser Bourita, secretary of State for Fisheries, Mbarka Bouaida, and head of the EU delegation in Morocco, ambassador Claudia Wiedey.

President of Turkish-Morocco Friendship Group Calls for Promoting Bilateral Ties

Thu, 19/04/2018 - 18:39

President of the Turkish-Morocco friendship group at Turkey's national assembly Ayse Sula Koseoglu stressed, on Wednesday in Rabat, the importance of strengthening relations between the two legislative institutions and the two brotherly peoples in order to promote bilateral relations in different areas.

Upper House Speaker Calls for Establishing Model Partnership Between Morocco & Indonesia

Wed, 18/04/2018 - 23:43

Speaker of the House of Advisors (upper house) Hakim Benchamach said, Wednesday in Rabat, that Morocco and Indonesia share several civilizational, cultural, spiritual and geostrategic values to establish a model partnership between the two countries.

During talks with a delegation of the Regional Representative Council of Indonesia, led by Zainout Tawhid Saadi, Benchamach praised fraternal relations and fruitful cooperation between the two countries and peoples, based on the values of active solidarity, strong synergy, and mutual respect and consideration.

Morocco-EU Joint Parliamentary Committee Mobilized to Defend Morocco's Territorial Integrity

Wed, 18/04/2018 - 22:39

The latest developments in the national issue and the multidimensional partnership with the European Union (EU) are on the agenda of the mission currently being undertaken by the Morocco-EU Joint Parliamentary Committee to the European Parliament (EP) in Strasbourg.

A statement by the Committee said that the parliamentary delegation will discuss with many influential MEPs subjects of common interest, particularly the Morocco-EU fisheries agreement, as well as the Kingdom’s major development projects and reforms in the political, economic and social areas.

UCLG-Africa Expresses Gratitude to HM the King for Outstanding Services Benefiting This Pan-African Organization

Wed, 18/04/2018 - 20:14

The United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG-Africa) expressed, Tuesday at the end of its strategic meeting for central Africa held in Libreville, its gratitude to HM King Mohammed VI for the outstanding services benefiting this pan-African organization.
UCLG-Africa Expresses Gratitude to HM the King for Outstanding Services Benefiting This Pan-African Organization
18 April 2018

France To Take Part in 13th SIAM on April 24-29 in Meknes

Wed, 18/04/2018 - 18:42

France will participate in the 13th edition of the International Agriculture Fair (SIAM 2018) scheduled on April 24-29 in Meknes, Business France, a national agency at the service of the French economy's internationalization, and the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Morocco (CFCIM) announced on Tuesday.

During this 10th consecutive participation, nearly 20 French companies will be present at the French Pavilion, located in the heart of the exhibition's international area, to showcase their know-how and expertize, said Business France and CFCIM in a joint statement.

Morocco, Côte d'Ivoire Ink MoU to Enhance Cooperation in Housing Sector

Wed, 18/04/2018 - 18:38

Morocco and Côte d'Ivoire signed, Tuesday in Rabat, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance bilateral cooperation in the field of housing and strengthen the exchange of experiences and expertise in this area.

Signed by Minister of National Planning, Housing and Urban Policy, Abdelahad Fassi Fihri, and Côte d'Ivoire's Minister of Construction, Housing and Urbanism, Claud Isaac De, the agreement is aimed at developing the transfer of know-how and expertise and the sharing of information and best practices in the areas of housing and urban planning.

UfM-Labelled Project Launched to Combat Plastic Waste in Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas

Wed, 18/04/2018 - 18:36

The Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), the EU Interreg Med Programme, the University of Siena and the Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA) launched Tuesday in Siena the project “Plastic Busters MPAs: preserving biodiversity from plastics in Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas”.

2026 World Cup: Morocco's Bid is "Very Good" by FIFA Standards, Says Minister

Wed, 18/04/2018 - 18:34

Morocco's bid to host the 2026 football World Cup is "very good" by FIFA standards, Minister of Youth and Sports, Rachid Talbi Alami, said Tuesday in Rabat.

Speaking at the House of Advisors (upper house), the minister said that the Moroccan bid, which meets all the requirements, consists of 40,000 pages dealing with 24 issues relating to infrastructure, human rights, trade and taxation.

Morocco, UAE Ink MoU to Improve Skills of Human Resources

Tue, 17/04/2018 - 23:20

Morocco and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) signed, Monday in Dubai, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to improve the skills of human resources.

The MoU was signed by deputy minister for Administration and Public Service Reform, Mohammed Benabdelkader and Emirati minister of Higher Education and Advanced skills, Ahmad Bin Abdullah Humaid Belhoul Al Falasi, on the margins of the eighth Human Resources International Conference.

Combined Morocco-US Exercise 'African Lion 2018'

Tue, 17/04/2018 - 21:00

On High instructions from HM the King, Supreme Commander and Chief of General Staff of the Royal Armed Forces (FAR), the combined Moroccan-US exercise "African Lion 2018" takes place on April 16-29 in the region of Agadir, Tifnit, Tan-Tan, Tiznit, Ben Guérir and Kenitra, under the leadership and operational control of the Military Staff of the Southern Zone.