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Moroccan Sahara: Latin-American Centre Denounces Polisario's Maneuvers

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 18:41

The Latin American Center for Studies on Democracy denounced the Polisario Front's maneuvers aimed at changing the status quo of the buffer zone, pointing an accusing finger at Algeria for its role in these maneuvers that undermine peace and stability in the region.

Morocco Determined to Strengthen Strategic Partnerships, Respect for States' Sovereignty & Non-Interference in their Affairs

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 18:39

Morocco believes in strengthening partnerships based on win-win logic and respect for the sovereignty of States, their territorial integrity and the principle of non-interference in their internal affairs, said, Tuesday in Beijing, head of government, Saad-Eddine El Othmani.

MEPs in Dakhla to See Benefits of EU-Morocco Fisheries Agreement for Southern Provinces Population

Tue, 04/09/2018 - 22:30

A delegation of members of the European Parliament (MEPs), currently on a working visit to the Kingdom, visited Dakhla on Monday, where they saw the benefits of the EU-Morocco fisheries agreement for the population of the Kingdom's southern provinces.

The delegation, which is made up of MEPs from the European Parliament's Committee on International Trade (INTA), held several meetings with representatives of public authorities, elected representatives and civil society organizations from the Dakhla-Oued Eddahab region.

HM the King Congratulates Vietnamese President on his Country's Independence Day

Tue, 04/09/2018 - 20:05

HM King Mohammed VI sent a congratulatory message to President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Trần Đại Quang, on the occasion of his country's Independence Day.

In this message, the Sovereign expresses his heartfelt congratulations to President Quang and to the Vietnamese people.

HM the King seized this opportunity to laud the excellent relations of friendship and cooperation between Morocco and Vietnam, reaffirming his determination to continue working with the Vietnamese President to strengthen these ties in order to serve the interests of the two peoples.

HM the King Congratulates President of Uzbekistan on Independence Day

Tue, 04/09/2018 - 19:34

HM King Mohammed VI sent a message of congratulations to President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, H.E. Shavkat Mirziyoyev, on the occasion of his country's Independence Day.

In this message, HM the King expressed his heartfelt congratulations and his best wishes for good health and happiness to President Mirziyoyev, wishing the Uzbek people further progress and prosperity.

"I should like you to know how much I value the relations rooted in close brotherly bonds and mutual esteem between our peoples,” the Sovereign pointed out in the message.

HM the King Congratulates Michelle Bachelet on her Appointment as UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Tue, 04/09/2018 - 19:33

HM King Mohammed VI sent a congratulatory message to Michelle Bachelet following her appointment as United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

In this message, the Sovereign expresses his heartfelt congratulations and sincere wishes of success to Bachelet in her new mission.

HM the King Offers Condolences to Family Members of Late Senator John McCain

Tue, 04/09/2018 - 19:31

HM King Mohammed VI sent a message of condolence and compassion to the members of the family of the late Senator John McCain.

"On this sad occasion, I Send you, his friends, relatives, fellow Republicans and the American people my heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathy," says the Sovereign in the message.

Morocco Takes Part in 13th Dubrovnik Forum in Croatia

Tue, 04/09/2018 - 19:30

A Moroccan delegation, led by secretary of State to the minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Mounia Boucetta, took part in the 13th edition of the Dubrovnik Forum in Croatia, under the theme "Strengthening Resilience - the Mediterranean, Europe and the Western Balkans".

During this annual forum, several issues were discussed such as migration, terrorism, climate change and the whole series of asymmetric threats that test the Mediterranean at the political, economic, social and cultural levels.

Morocco, Burkina Faso Discuss Means to Promote Cooperation in Judicial Field

Tue, 04/09/2018 - 19:23

Justice minister Mohamed Aujjar held, Monday in Ouagadougou, talks with Burkina Faso's Prime minister Paul Kaba Thieba, on means to promote bilateral relations, especially in the judicial field.

HM King Mohammed VI, Emblematic Figure of Pan-Africanism, Latin-American Centre

Tue, 04/09/2018 - 19:21

HM King Mohammed VI is an "emblematic" figure of Pan-Africanism, said Antonio Yelpi, President of the Latin American Center for Democracy Studies.

Morocco, under the leadership of HM the King, is striving to develop a set of strategies aimed at consolidating Morocco's relations not only with all the countries of the African continent, within the framework of South-South cooperation, but also with Latin America, said Yelpi, who is also President of the Africa Latina Foundation, on the news website " ".

Morocco, an 'Essential' Country for Spain in terms of Migration Control: Spanish PM

Mon, 03/09/2018 - 21:44

Morocco is an "essential" country for Spain in the area of migration control, Spain's Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, said on Monday.

"Morocco is a safe country, a country with which we are collaborating - in many areas - and for us, it is logically an essential country in terms of migration control," Sanchez pointed out in an interview with Radio Cadena Ser.

Spain, which is facing the aging of its population, is a country that needs a "legal and orderly" immigration, he noted.

3rd Forum on China-Africa Cooperation Opens in Beijing

Mon, 03/09/2018 - 19:59

The 3rd Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) opened on Monday in Beijing with the participation of Morocco.

Morocco is represented in this meeting by Head of Government, Saad Eddine El Othmani, who leads an important delegation.

Themed "China and Africa: Towards an Even Stronger Community with a Shared Future Through Win-Win Cooperation", the two-day meeting will enable participants discuss the means to develop cooperation between China and Africa in the framework of a win-win partnership.

Morocco Seeks to Turn Socio-economic Development in Africa into One of Major Axes of Sino-African Cooperation

Mon, 03/09/2018 - 19:50

Morocco said, Sunday in Beijing, that it seeks to make the socio-economic development of the African continent one of the major axes of Sino-African cooperation.

60th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between Morocco and Russia: Bourita, Lavrov Laud 'Exemplary Relations Marked by Deep Friendship and Mutual Respect'

Mon, 03/09/2018 - 19:48

Morocco's minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Nasser Bourita, and his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, commended, in messages of congratulations on the occasion of the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries, the "exemplary" relations between Morocco and Russia, which are marked by “deep friendship, mutual respect and a multidimensional and exemplary partnership".

FOFAC: CGEM Head to Take Part in 6th conference of Chinese and African Entrepreneurs in Beijing

Mon, 03/09/2018 - 19:35

President of the Moroccan Employers' Association (CGEM), Salaheddine Mezouar, will take part in the 6th conference of Chinese and African entrepreneurs, to be held in Beijing on September 3-4, on the sidelines of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC).

As part of the visit, Mezouar, who leads a delegation of Moroccan entrepreneurs representing various sectors, will also participate in the high-level dialogue between Chinese and African leaders and economic stakeholders, according to a statement by the CGEM.

Morocco, Dominican Republic Discuss Means to Develop Bilateral Relations

Fri, 31/08/2018 - 23:27

Speaker of the House of Advisors (upper house), Hakim Benchamach, held talks on Thursday in Santo Domingo with the Dominican Foreign Affairs Minister, Miguel Octavio Vargas Maldonado.

The talks focused on the means to strengthen bilateral relations and topics of common interest.

On this occasion, Benchamach highlighted the quality of the relations of friendship between the two countries, noting that the visit paid by HM King Mohammed VI to the Dominican Republic in 2004 helped develop these relations.

Morocco, U.S. Committed to Fighting Terrorism: US Official

Fri, 31/08/2018 - 18:41

Morocco and the United States are committed to fighting terrorism, Ambassador Nathan Sales, US Coordinator for Counterterrorism, said Thursday in Rabat.

"The commitment shared by the government of Morocco and the United States to fight and defeat terrorists is at the heart of a strong Moroccan-American partnership," Sales pointed out at a press briefing following talks with Morocco's minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Nasser Bourita.

Government Chief Categorically Denies Transmission of Cholera in Morocco

Fri, 31/08/2018 - 01:07

Head of government Saâd Eddine El Othmani categorically denied, Thursday, the transmission of cholera in Morocco, ensuring that the epidemiological situation in the country is healthy.

Speaking at the beginning of the Cabinet meeting, El Othmani reassured all citizens that "the epidemiological situation in the Kingdom is healthy" and that there was no danger of transmission of this disease.

Chinese Diplomat : Morocco Can Play a Unique Role in 'The Belt and Road Initiative'

Fri, 31/08/2018 - 01:05

Morocco can play a unique role in "The Belt and Road Initiative" and provides an ideal platform for Chinese companies looking for new markets, said China’s ambassador to Morocco, Li Li.

“The initiative provides a good opportunity for developing China-Morocco ties, which are an important part of the broader cooperation between China and Arab countries,” said the diplomat in a recent interview with Xinhua News Agency on the occasion of the upcoming summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), scheduled for 3-4 September in Beijing.

Morocco-EU Fisheries Agreement is 'Vital' for Certain Segments of Spanish Fleet

Fri, 31/08/2018 - 00:02

The fisheries agreement recently initialed by Morocco and the European Union (EU) is "vital" for certain segments of the Spanish fleet, said, Wednesday, Spanish minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Luis Planas.

"The fisheries agreement between Morocco and the EU, which was initialed after intense negotiations, in which Spain played a very important role, is vital for certain segments of the Spanish fleet", stressed Planas who was speaking before the Committee on Agriculture, Fisheries and Food of the Congress of Deputies.