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Head of Government Has Not Made Any Official Statement on Algeria and Has Not Expressed the Position of the Moroccan Government (Official)

Sat, 18/05/2019 - 01:00

Head of Government, Saad Eddine El Otmani, has made no official statement on Algeria and did not express the position of the Moroccan government, said Minister Delegate for Relations with Parliament and Civil Society, spokesperson for the government, Mustapha El Khalfi.

El Otmani did not made any call but rather expressed the wish that borders between the two countries would be reopened and this during a private discussion on the sidelines of an Iftar, El Khalfi told MAP.

MAP 17 mai 2019

Moroccan Ambassador Hilale Visits Colombia in his Capacity as President of UNICEF Executive Board

Fri, 17/05/2019 - 20:11

Ambassador Omar Hilale is on a working mission to Colombia this week in his capacity as president of the UNICEF Executive Board, during which he is accompanied by a high-level UN delegation.

This delegation is composed of members of the Executive Boards of UNICEF, UN Women, the World Food Programme (WFP), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS).

Morocco, China Strengthen Cooperation in Water Resources

Fri, 17/05/2019 - 20:09

Minister of Equipment, Transport, Logistics and Water, Abdelkader Amara, and Chinese Vice-Minister of Water Resources, Wei Shanzhong, signed Thursday in Rabat an executive program of the Memorandum of Understanding on Water Resources Cooperation for the period 2020-2022.

Yemeni Ambassador Praises Moroccan Position in Favor of His Country's Stability

Fri, 17/05/2019 - 20:06

Ambassador of the Republic of Yemen Ezzedin Al-Asbahi praised the Moroccan position in favor of Yemen's stability, sovereignty and the unity of its people.

During a meeting on Wednesday in Rabat with Speaker of the House of Representatives Habib El Malki, the diplomat surveyed the latest developments on the Yemeni scene and the impact of war not only on the daily lives of the people, but also in the Gulf region.

HM the King Condemns Attacks Against Saudi Energy Facilities

Fri, 17/05/2019 - 20:04

HM King Mohammed VI condemned the despicable terrorist attacks which targeted vital Saudi energy facilities.

"Following the despicable attacks against vital Saudi energy facilities, I express my firmest condemnation of this appalling acts which seek to undermine the security and stability of your country", said HM the King in a message to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

HM the King, Commander of the Faithful, Visits Grave of late HM King Mohammed V

Fri, 17/05/2019 - 20:03

HM King Mohammed VI, Commander of the Faithful, accompanied by HRH Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan, HRH Prince Moulay Rachid and HH Prince Moulay Ismail, visited, on Thursday, the grave of late HM King Mohammed V, on the occasion of the 10th day of the holy month of Ramadan, which coincides with the anniversary of the passing of the Father of the Nation.

MAP 16 mai 2019

Mohammed V Foundation for Solidarity: HM the King Inaugurates in Rabat Regional Center for Dental Care

Fri, 17/05/2019 - 20:01

HM King Mohammed VI inaugurated, on Thursday in Yaacoub El Mansour district in Rabat, the Regional Center for Dental Care, carried out by the Mohammed V Foundation for Solidarity for an amount of 25 million dirhams.

First of its kind in Morocco, the solidarity-based project, whose building works were launched by the sovereign on May 30, 2017, mirrors the royal will to reinforce the dental care offer in the region of Rabat-Sale-Kenitra through the setting up of community-based quality medical services that meet the citizens' needs.

Geneva: Morocco Takes Part in International Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

Thu, 16/05/2019 - 20:38

A major international conference called the "Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction" opened on Wednesday in Geneva with the participation of more than 4,000 specialists from some 150 countries, including Morocco.

Organized under the joint chairmanship of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) and the Swiss government, this conference, which will run until 17 May, is held under the theme "The resilience dividend: towards sustainable and inclusive societies".

54.4%, Prevalence Rate of Violence against Women in Morocco (Survey)

Thu, 16/05/2019 - 20:36

Preliminary results of the second national survey on the prevalence of violence against women, presented Tuesday in Rabat, showed that the prevalence rate of violence against women is 54.4% at the national level.

The prevalence rate of violence against women in urban areas is 55.8%, while in rural areas it has reached 51.6%, according to the results of this survey, conducted in the 12 regions of the Kingdom between 2 January and 10 March 2019.

House of Advisors: Plenary Session Tuesday on Government General Policy

Thu, 16/05/2019 - 20:33

The House of Advisors will hold on Tuesday a plenary session for oral questions on the general policy, to which the Head of Government will respond.

This session will focus on the executive policy to address the challenges of education, vocational training and scientific research. It will also discuss the government's policy on employment in the civil service and the issues of public administration modernization, said on Wednesday a statement from the House.

HM The King addresses an Order of The Day to The Royal Armed Forces on The occasion of The 63rd Anniversary of Their Creation

Wed, 15/05/2019 - 20:48

A ceremony was held on Tuesday at the headquarters of the General Staff of the Royal Armed Forces (FAR) in Rabat, on the occasion of the 63rd anniversary of the creation of FAR.

After greeting the national colors, an order of the day sent by HM King Mohammed VI, Supreme Commander and Chief of General Staff of FAR to officers, non-commissioned officers and privates, was read out.

On this occasion, several officers, non-commissioned officers and privates were decorated with royal Wissams.

HRH Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan Chairs Iftar-Dinner on 63rd Anniversary of FAR Creation

Wed, 15/05/2019 - 20:07

Upon the order of HM King Mohammed VI, Supreme Commander and Chief of General Staff of the Royal Armed Forces (FAR), HRH Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan chaired Tuesday at the officers' mess in Rabat an Iftar-dinner offered by HM the King on the occasion of the 63rd anniversary of the creation of the Royal Armed Forces, FAR’s General Staff said in a statement.

On his arrival, HRH Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan was notably greeted by Inspector General of the Royal Armed Forces (FAR), Lieutenant General Abdelfattah Louarak, before reviewing a military detachment that paid the honors.

HM the King, Commander of the Faithful, Chairs Second Religious Lecture of Ramadan

Wed, 15/05/2019 - 20:04

HM King Mohammed VI, Commander of the Faithful, accompanied by HRH Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan, HRH Prince Moulay Rachid and HH Prince Moulay Ismail, chaired on Tuesday at the Royal Palace in Rabat the second religious lecture of the holy month of Ramadan.

Emir of Qatar Congratulates HM the King on Advent of Ramadan

Tue, 14/05/2019 - 18:56

HM King Mohammed VI has received a congratulatory message from Emir of Qatar, HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, on the occasion of the advent of the holy month of Ramadan.

In the message, the Emir of Qatar expresses to HM the King and the Moroccan people his warmest congratulations, wishing the Kingdom of Morocco continued progress and prosperity under the wise leadership of HM the King.

MAP 10 mai 2019

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Congratulates HM the King on Advent of Ramadan

Tue, 14/05/2019 - 18:55

HM King Mohammed VI has received a message of congratulations from Custodian of the two Holy Mosques, King Salman Bin Abulaziz Al Saud, on the occasion of the advent of the holy month of Ramadan.

In the message, the Saudi monarch expresses to HM the King, on behalf of the people and the government of Saudi Arabia and in his personal name, his warmest congratulations and sincere wishes for good health and happiness, wishing the Moroccan people further progress and prosperity.

MAP 10 mai 2019

HM King Mohammed VI Awarded Ellis Island Medal of Honor

Tue, 14/05/2019 - 18:51

HM King Mohammed VI has been awarded the prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor, which is which presented annually to a select group of individuals whose accomplishments in their field and inspired service are cause for celebration.

Past Ellis Island Medalists have included seven U.S. Presidents: Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George. H. W Bush, Bill Clinton and Donald Trump.

Royal Armed Forces Celebrate Tuesday 63rd Anniversary

Tue, 14/05/2019 - 18:49

Morocco celebrates on Tuesday the 63rd anniversary of the Royal Armed Forces (FAR), a yearly event to pay a special tribute to men and women making up this valiant body that defends the Kingdom's territorial integrity, and to

highlight their sacrifice, devotion and heroic actions to serve the higher interests of the Nation.

All over the country, events, with great pomp, are slated in the different parade grounds, garrisons, FAR units, wilayas, provinces and prefectures, to honor FAR's different components land, air, navy and the royal gendarmerie.

Morocco, Guinea Want to Further Cooperation in Mining Field

Tue, 14/05/2019 - 18:48

Minister of Energy Aziz Rebbah held, on Monday in Rabat, talks with his Guinean counterpart Abdoulaye Magassouba on ways to further bilateral cooperation in the field of mining and geology.

"This meeting offers the opportunity to draw a roadmap for cooperation on transformation, geology and local content, as well as to share expertise in this area within the framework of the partnership between Morocco and Guinea," Rebbah told reporters after the meeting.

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