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

Tue, 23/10/2018 - 20:36

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.

Strong Royal Impetus to Upgrading Old Medinas of Marrakech, Essaouira, Sale, Meknes and Tetouan

Tue, 23/10/2018 - 20:34

HM King Mohammed VI chaired, Monday at "Riad El Aarous" square in Marrakech, a ceremony to present the measures taken to carry out projects under the upgrading program of the old medina of Marrakech, as well as the rehabilitation programs of Sale, Meknes, Tetouan and Essaouira.

Morocco will Repatriate Sub-Saharan Migrants who Tried to Storm Across Spain-occupied Melillia to their Countries of Origin

Tue, 23/10/2018 - 00:54

The Moroccan authorities have decided to repatriate all the sub-Saharan migrants who tried, on Sunday morning, to storm across the Spain-occupied city of Melillia to their countries of origin, the Interior Ministry said Monday.

Public forces intervened to foil this assault attempt and arrested 141 illegal immigrants, the ministry pointed out in a statement, adding that 12 soldiers and a member of the auxiliary forces were wounded during this operation before being rushed into a hospital in the city of Nador to receive the necessary health care.

European Commission for Democracy through Law Praises Constitutional Reforms Initiated by HM the King

Mon, 22/10/2018 - 20:03

The European Commission for Democracy through Law praised, on Friday in Venice, the constitutional and judicial reforms initiated by HM King Mohammed VI with "wisdom and insight".

President of the European Commission, Gianni Buquicchio, stressed at the 116th General Assembly of the Commission that "the Constitution of the Kingdom of Morocco and the organic laws relating to the independence of the judiciary are fully in line with European and international standards".

Morocco, Peru Hold 4th Session of Bilateral Consultations in Lima

Mon, 22/10/2018 - 20:00

The 4th session of the Morocco-Peru bilateral consultations was held Thursday in Lima, with a view to giving a strong impetus to cooperation between the two countries.

At this meeting, which was attended by the Peruvian deputy-minister of Foreign Affairs, Hugo de Zela, Ambassador Fouad Yazourh, Director General of Bilateral Relations at the Moroccan ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation highlighted the excellent relations between Morocco and Peru.

HRH Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan Chairs Awarding Ceremony of HM King Mohammed VI Show Jumping Grand Prix

Mon, 22/10/2018 - 19:57

HRH Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan chaired, Sunday in El Jadida, the awarding ceremony of HM King Mohammed VI Show Jumping Grand Prix, the 3rd and last stage of the 9th Morocco Royal Tour which is a 4-day international competition under the 11th edition of the Horse Fair, held under the patronage of HM the King.

Interior Minister Holds Talks with Spanish Counterpart in Madrid

Mon, 22/10/2018 - 19:55

Minister of the Interior Abdelouafi Laftit held, Saturday in Madrid, talks with his Spanish counterpart Fernando Grande-Marlaska, on means to strengthen bilateral cooperation in the various areas of common interest.

In a statement to the press, Laftit described as "very important" the meeting, adding that it illustrates, once again, the excellent close relationship between the two Kingdoms and their determination to address all issues of common interest.

Morocco, Paraguay Hold First Session of Political Consultations in Asunción

Mon, 22/10/2018 - 19:53

The first session of the Morocco-Paraguay political consultations was held Friday in Asunción, chaired by secretary of State to the minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Mounia Boucetta, and Paraguayan deputy minister of Foreign Relations, Hugo Saguier.

The meeting, the first of its kind, was an opportunity to highlight the different aspects of relations between Rabat and Asunción in various areas, notably politics, economy and culture, with a view to strengthening bilateral cooperation in the interests of both countries' peoples.

Paraguay Reiterates its 'Unconditional Support' for Morocco’s Territorial Integrity

Mon, 22/10/2018 - 19:50

Paraguay's deputy minister of Foreign Relations, Hugo Saguier Caballero, reiterated his country's "unconditional support" for the Kingdom's territorial integrity.

HM the king Receives Condolence Messages from Several Heads of State after Train Derailment Near Rabat

Mon, 22/10/2018 - 19:47

HM King Mohammed VI received messages of condolence and compassion from several heads of State after the derailment of a train in Bouknadel (near Rabat).

In these messages, the leaders of several brotherly and friendly countries express, in their personal name and on behalf of their country's peoples and governments, to the Sovereign, the victims' families and to the Moroccan people, their deep condolences and sincere feelings of compassion.

They also asked God to grant the grieving families patience and comfort, and wished the wounded prompt recovery.

HM the King Receives Condolence Message from King Felipe VI of Spain After Derailment of a Train Near Rabat

Mon, 22/10/2018 - 19:45

HM King Mohammed VI received a message of condolence and compassion from King Felipe VI of Spain, after the derailment of a train in Bouknadel (near Rabat).

In this message, Spain's king expresses to the Sovereign, in his personal name and on behalf of the Spanish government and people, his deepest sense of grief at this difficult time.

"With the Queen, I would like to express to you all our support and solidarity with the families of the victims and the wish for a speedy recovery of the wounded," underlines King Felipe VI of Spain in this message.

HM the King Receives Minister of Agriculture

Mon, 22/10/2018 - 19:42

HM King Mohammed VI received, on Friday at the Marrakech Royal Palace, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, Rural Development, Waters and Forests, Aziz Akhannouch, the Royal Cabinet said in a statement.

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.

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'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.