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HM the King, Commander of the Faithful, Inaugurates in Tangier HH Lalla Abla Mosque

Tue, 31/07/2018 - 18:32

HM King Mohammed VI, Commander of the Faithful, accompanied by HRH Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan, inaugurated on Monday in Tangier a new mosque that the Sovereign named "HH Lalla Abla", before performing the prayer of greeting the mosque.

The inauguration of this mosque on the occasion of the celebration of the 19th anniversary of the accession of the Sovereign to the throne of his glorious ancestors reflects the attention granted by the Sovereign to religious affairs and his permanent will to endow the Kingdom with functional and aesthetic mosques.

HM the King Chairs in Tangier Reception on the occasion of the Throne Day

Tue, 31/07/2018 - 18:30

HM King Mohammed VI, accompanied by HRH Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan and HRH Prince Moulay Rachid, chaired, on Monday at the Marchane Palace in Tangier, a reception on the occasion of the 19th anniversary of the Sovereign's accession to the throne of his glorious ancestors.

At the beginning of this ceremony, HM the King greeted the national colors while the national anthem was playing and a 21-gun salute was fired.

Afterwards, the Sovereign was greeted by several Moroccan and foreign personalities, who came to congratulate HM the King on this happy occasion.

Full Text of Royal Speech on the Occasion of the Throne Day

Tue, 31/07/2018 - 18:29

HM King Mohammed VI delivered, on Sunday, a speech to the Nation on the occasion of the nineteenth anniversary of the Sovereign’s accession to the throne of his glorious ancestors.

Here follows the full text of the royal speech:

“Praise be to God,

May peace and blessings be upon the Prophet, His Kith and Kin

Dear Citizens,

At all times and in all circumstances, Almighty God has blessed Morocco with unity and cohesion throughout its long history.

Pilgrimage 1439: HM the King, Commander of the Faithful, Instructs Official Delegation to Assist Moroccan Pilgrims, Official

Mon, 30/07/2018 - 06:40

HM King Mohammed VI, Commander of the Faithful, gave his high instructions to the members of the official delegation heading to the holy sites of Islam to perform the rite of pilgrimage to provide assistance for the Moroccan pilgrims and see to it that they perform their rite in the best conditions, said minister of tourism, air transportation, handicraft and social economy Mohamed Sajid who is leading this delegation.

HM the King Receives in Al Hoceima Audit Court President

Mon, 30/07/2018 - 06:36

HM King Mohammed VI, accompanied by HRH Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan and HRH Prince Moulay Rachid, received, Sunday in Al Hoceima, President of the Audit Court, Driss Jettou, who presented to the Sovereign the annual report on the activities of the financial courts for the years 2016-2017, in accordance with Article 148 of the Constitution and Article 100 of the law 62.99 forming the financial courts code.

MAP 29 July 2018

HM the King Receives in Al Hoceima Bank Al Maghrib Governor

Mon, 30/07/2018 - 06:34

HM King Mohammed VI received, on Sunday in Al Hoceima, Governor of Bank Al-Maghrib, Abdellatif Jouahri, who presented to His Majesty the central bank's annual report on the economic, monetary and financial situation for the year 2017.

HM the King, Commander of the Faithful, Receives Official Delegation Heading to Islam Holy Sites for Pilgrimage

Mon, 30/07/2018 - 06:30

HM King Mohammed VI, Commander of the Faithful, received, on Sunday in Al Hoceima, the members of the official delegation heading to Islam Holy Sites to perform pilgrimage.

Throne Day: HM the King to Chair on Monday Reception in Tangier

Mon, 30/07/2018 - 06:28

HM King Mohammed VI will chair on Monday a reception at the Marchane Royal Palace in Tangier as of 2.15 p.m., on the occasion of the 19th anniversary of the accession of the Sovereign to the throne of his glorious ancestors, the ministry of the Royal Household, Protocol and Chancellery announces.

 

HM the King, Commander of the Faithful, Sends Message to Moroccan Pilgrims Heading for Islam Holy Sites

Mon, 30/07/2018 - 05:59

 

HM King Mohammed VI, Commander of the Faithful, sent a message to the Moroccan pilgrims heading for Islam holy sites.
 

Here follows the full text of the message, which was read out by minister of endowment and Islamic affairs, Ahmed Taoufiq, on the occasion of the departure of the first group of Moroccan pilgrims, on Thursday at the Rabat-Salé airport:
"Praise be to God,
May peace and blessings be upon the Prophet, His Kith and Kin
Honorable Pilgrims,
May Almighty God protect you.
Wassalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatouh.

South-African Think-tank Lauds Morocco's 'Humanist and Responsible' Migration Strategy

Thu, 26/07/2018 - 18:41

The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) praised Morocco's migration policy, noting that this strategy is "comprehensive, humanist and responsible."

In 2013, Morocco introduced a new migration strategy that authorities said was ‘more comprehensive, humanist and responsible’, the Pretoria-based think-tank said in a new report.

In 2014 and 2016, some 50,000 migrants were allowed to legalise their presence in the country with a one-year residence permit, which was extended to three years in 2017, it added.

2017-2018 Crop Year: Cereal Production Up 7.3%

Wed, 25/07/2018 - 00:51

Morocco's cereal production in the 2017-2018 crop year has reached 103 million quintals, which is 7.3% higher than the production of last year, the ministry of agriculture, fisheries, sustainable development, waters and forests said Tuesday in a statement.

Cereal production has improved to reach 22.9 quintals/ha which is a record figure, the source added.

The total production is divided into 49.1 million quintals for soft wheat, 24.2 million quintals for hard wheat and 29.2 million quintals for barley.

Minister Delegate for National Defense Holds Talks with US Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs

Wed, 25/07/2018 - 00:47

Pursuant to the high royal instructions, Abdeltif Loudyi, minister delegate to the head of government in charge of national defence administration, received, Tuesday in Rabat, US Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, Robert Karem, who leads a large delegation on a two-day visit to Morocco.

Morocco's Net International Reserves Up 11.8%

Tue, 24/07/2018 - 18:12

Morocco's net international reserves amounted to 226.2 billion dirhams until July 13, 2018, recording a 11.8% year-on-year increase, Morocco's central bank (Bank Al-Maghrib) said.

During the week of July 12-18, Bank Al-Maghrib injected 64.3 billion dirhams.

As for the interbank rate, it reached 2.28%, while the average trading volume rose from 3.7 billion Dirhams the week before to 4.6 billion Dirhams, the source added.

During the same period, the Dirham appreciated by 0.37% against the Euro and depreciated by 0.44% against the Dollar.

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Morocco to Organize African Games 2019 After Equatorial Guinea's Withdrawal

Tue, 24/07/2018 - 18:07

Morocco will organize the 12th African Games, considered the biggest sporting event in Africa, in October 2019, after the withdrawal of Equatorial Guinea and at the proposal of the African Union (AU) and the National Olympic Committees.

The AU and the Committee considered that the Kingdom meets all conditions and has the expertise necessary for the organization of major international sports events, said the Ministry of Youth and Sports in a statement.

Morocco Participates in 12th Consultative Meeting of UNSC & AU Peace and Security Council

Tue, 24/07/2018 - 18:06

Morocco took part, Thursday in New York, in the twelfth annual joint consultative meeting of the United Nations Security Council and the African Union Peace and Security Council.

The meeting focused on two main issues, namely the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and in South Sudan.

Spain Satisfied with Understanding between Morocco and EU on Future Fisheries Agreement

Mon, 23/07/2018 - 19:05

Spanish agriculture minister Luis Planas voiced the satisfaction of his country's government with the understanding between Morocco and the EU on the future fisheries agreement and its implementation protocol, announced Friday by the two parties.

This is an agreement that highlights the stable and deep relation between the EU and Morocco, said Planas, quoted in a statement by his department, underlining that this understanding is the fruit of a good work.

Morocco, EU Agree on Content of Future Fisheries Agreement, Joint Statement

Mon, 23/07/2018 - 19:00

Morocco and the European Union agreed on the content of the future sustainable fisheries agreement and its implementation protocol, they said on Friday in a joint statement.

"The two parties agreed on the provisions and improvements made on the texts to optimize the positive impact and benefits for local populations in the concerned zones, while respecting the principles of sustainable management of sea resources and equity," said the same source.

Morocco-EU Fisheries Agreement Renewal Bolstered Morocco's Position as Unique Interlocutor to Negotiate International Agreements Including Sahara, Foreign Ministry

Mon, 23/07/2018 - 18:58

Talks on the renewal of the fisheries partnership agreement between Morocco and the EU succeeded in including the Moroccan Sahara, which is a stage that bolsters Morocco's position as unique interlocutor to negotiate international agreements including the Sahara, said the foreign affairs ministry.

Attempts by the opponents of Morocco to question this exclusive jurisdiction have been foiled and rejected, said the ministry which added that this stage helped to close a new chapter on overcoming legal incidents and vain attacks from third parties.

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