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Benefits of Fisheries & Agricultural Incomes for Southern Provinces' Population Highlighted at European Parliament

Thu, 30/08/2018 - 21:24

The benefits of fisheries and agricultural incomes for the population of the southern provinces were highlighted at the European Parliament during an exchange of views, Tuesday, with European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs, Pierre Moscovici.

Think Tank: Sahara Issue : AU's Decision to Support UN-led Process, 'Big Win" for Morocco

Thu, 30/08/2018 - 21:22

The decision of the African Union (AU) to limit its own efforts in the Sahara issue in order to support the process led by the United Nations is a 'big win' for Morocco, the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) said in an analysis published on its website.

New York Times : As More Tourists Flock to Morocco, Marrakesh is Reinventing Itself with Luxury Hotels and Resorts to Attract its Share

Thu, 30/08/2018 - 19:14

As more tourists flock to Morocco, Marrakesh is reinventing itself with luxury hotels and resorts to attract its share, US daily "The New York Times" pointed out in article published on Wednesday.

One of the first stops for visitors to this city is the medina, the cacophonous mazelike Arab quarter of the city, bustling with snake charmers, henna artists and shopkeepers selling spices, pottery and textiles, the paper said.

Morocco, Dominican Republic Discuss Means to Promote Cooperation

Wed, 29/08/2018 - 23:49

Speaker of the House of Advisors, Hakim Benchamach discussed, Tuesday in Santo Domingo, with speaker of the Senate of the Dominican Republic, Reinaldo Pared, ways to strengthen relations between the two countries and South-South cooperation between Africa and Latin America.

Morocco, One of Promising Countries in MENA Region in Terms of Human Capital

Wed, 29/08/2018 - 23:23

Morocco is one of the promising countries of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region in terms of human capital with an ambitious youth determined to achieve the country's development goals, said, Tuesday in Casablanca, vice president of the World Bank (WB) for the said region, Ferid Belhaj.

The Kingdom, one of the first countries to have joined the Human Capital Project, has a human potential with creative energy and a great capacity for innovation especially in the field of new technologies, he underlined at a meeting on the new strategy of the World Bank in Morocco.

Cuban Ambassador to Morocco Hands Copy of Credentials to Foreign Minister

Wed, 29/08/2018 - 20:06

Foreign minister Nasser Bourita received, Tuesday in Rabat, ambassador of the Republic of Cuba Elio Eduardo Rodríguez Perdomo who handed him a copy of his credentials as a plenipotentiary and extraordinary ambassador of his country to Morocco with residence in Paris.

This meeting is in line with the new dynamic, initiated by the historic visit of HM King Mohammed VI to Cuba and crowned by the resumption, in April 2017, of diplomatic relations between Rabat and Havana, ending the 37 years of rupture, said a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Morocco Determined to Foster Cooperation Ties with S.Korea

Wed, 29/08/2018 - 18:48

Morocco is determined to foster its cooperation ties with South Korea in different areas, said, Tuesday in Rabat, head of government Saad Eddine El Othmani.

According to a statement from the Head of Government's office, El Othmani voiced the Kingdom's willingness to strengthen cooperation with the Republic of Korea, during his meeting with deputy speaker of the National Assembly of South Korea Lee Ju-Young, who is on a visit to Morocco with a large parliamentary delegation.

WB Ready to Develop Diversified Partnerships with Morocco in Different Areas, Official

Wed, 29/08/2018 - 18:44

The World Bank (WB) is following the momentum Morocco is witnessing and is ready to develop with it diversified partnerships in various fields, particularly because of the Kingdom's commitment to real development projects, WB Vice-President for the Middle East and North Africa Ferid Belhaj said.

CGEM Head Calls for Better Training to Support Youth Integration

Wed, 29/08/2018 - 18:42

President of employers' association (CGEM) Salaheddine Mezouar called on Tuesday for a better training to support the integration of youth and boost economic development at the territorial level.

The relation with the private sector was always based on interaction, as it is national sector whose potential goes well beyond boosting growth and creating job-generating investments, he said in a statement to the press on the occasion of his meeting with World Bank Vice President for Middle East and North Africa Ferid Belhaj.

Health Ministry : No Cholera Case Reported in Morocco

Tue, 28/08/2018 - 21:08

No cholera case was reported in Morocco, said Tuesday the Ministry of Health, adding that several proactive and preventive measures were taken to prevent a possible outbreak of the epidemic in the Kingdom.

In a statement issued following the outbreak of cholera cases in some countries in the region, the ministry recalled that no case of the disease has been reported in the kingdom since 1997, thanks to the implementation of the program related to the fight against water-borne diseases and the significant progress made in the areas of drinking water supply and sewage treatment.

Lower House Speaker Meets with Deputy Speaker of S. Korea's National Assembly

Tue, 28/08/2018 - 19:11

Speaker of the house of representatives (lower house) Habib El Malki met, Monday in Rabat, with Deputy Speaker of South Korea's National Assembly Lee Ju-Young, who is on a visit to Morocco with an important parliamentary delegation, on means to foster economic cooperation.

Think Tank : HM the King Reaffirms Fundamentals of Morocco's Stance over Moroccan Sahara issue

Tue, 28/08/2018 - 19:09

HM King Mohammed VI reaffirmed the fundamentals of Morocco's position on the Moroccan Sahara issue, insisting that the Moroccan autonomy initiative, which is widely supported by the international community, is the only acceptable solution for the Kingdom, said the Research Center on Globalization "NejMaroc", based in Mexico.

US Counterterrorism Coordinator to Visit Morocco as Part of Tour

Tue, 28/08/2018 - 19:08

Ambassador Nathan A. Sales, the US Coordinator for Counterterrorism, will be in Algeria, Tunisia, and Morocco on August 26-30, said on Monday the US department of state.

The American official will engage in bilateral discussions with his counterparts on counterterrorism cooperation, countering violent extremism, foreign terrorist fighters, and information sharing, the same source said.

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Interior Ministry, India's International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore Sign MoU to Develop Software Platform

Tue, 28/08/2018 - 01:02

Minister Delegate to the Minister of the Interior, Nour-Eddine Boutayeb, chaired Monday in Rabat the signing ceremony of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Ministry of the Interior and the International Institute of Information Technology in Bangalore (India) for the design and the development of a modular open source platform called MOSIP.

This platform will be the core of the information system of the national population register being currently implemented by the Moroccan government.

Marhaba 2018: Over 842,000 Passengers Enter Morocco Via Tangier-Med Port

Tue, 28/08/2018 - 01:01

A total of 842,698 passengers crossed the northern port of Tangier-Med to enter Morocco since the beginning of the Marhaba operation 2018 on June 5 and until August 25, 2018, Tangier Med Port Authority said.

During the same period, 221,992 vehicles and 1,851 buses crossed the same port to enter Morocco, according to the same source.

During the same period, exit movement via the same port involved 371,861 passengers, 118,579 vehicles and 1,695 buses.

Morocco to Take Part in PARLACEN Political Forum

Mon, 27/08/2018 - 23:35

Speaker of the House of Advisors (upper house), Hakim Benchamach, will pay a working visit to the Dominican Republic (Aug. 27-30) at the head of a Moroccan delegation to take part in the political and parliamentary forum of the Central American Parliament (Parlacen).

The forum will discuss several issues, including local development, regionalization, women in politics and the role of political parties by 2030, a statement by the House of Advisors said.

On this occasion, Benchamach will deliver a speech on behalf of Morocco's upper house.

Custodian of Two Holy Mosques Receives Heads of Official Delegations, Instructs Minister of Tourism to Convey his Greetings to HM the King

Mon, 27/08/2018 - 23:33

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman Ibn Abdelaziz Al-Saud, received on Wednesday in Mina the heads of official delegations that performed Pilgrimage rituals this year, including Mohamed Sajid, Minister of Tourism, Air Transportation, Handicraft and Social Economy, head of the Moroccan delegation.

Beijing International Book Fair: Official Meets with Chinese Information Minister

Mon, 27/08/2018 - 19:30

Culture and Communication Minister Mohamed Laaraj met with China's Minister of Information and Publishing, as part of Morocco's participation as a guest of honor in the 25th Beijing International Book Fair (Aug. 22-26).

UNSG's Report to General Assembly Recalls Fundamentals of Morocco's Position on Sahara Issue

Mon, 27/08/2018 - 19:29

The United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, has submitted his annual report on the Moroccan Sahara issue to the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly, in which he dedicates a long passage to excerpts of the speech delivered by HM King Mohammed VI on November 6, 2017, on the occasion of the 42nd anniversary of the Glorious Green March.

HRH Princess Lalla Meryem's Birthday, an Opportunity to Celebrate an Unwavering Commitment to Women & Children

Mon, 27/08/2018 - 19:27

The celebration of the birthday of HRH Princess Lalla Meryem is an appropriate opportunity to highlight Her Royal Highness's strong and unwavering commitment to the emancipation of Moroccan women and the development of children.

This happy event, celebrated on August 26 of each year, underscores the nobility of the actions relentlessly carried out by HRH Princess Lalla Meryem in order to ensure the preservation of women's achievements, while defending the interests of children in Morocco, especially those in difficult situations.