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Mr El Khalfi:'It Is Too Early' to Express Any Position Regarding Draft Security Council Resolution on Sahara Issue

Fri, 27/04/2018 - 19:29

 "It is too early" to express any position regarding the draft UN Security Council resolution on the Sahara issue, said, Thursday in Rabat, deputy minister for Relations with Parliament and Civil Society, government spokesman Mustapha El Khalfi.

"The draft resolution on the national issue is still under discussion and debate in the Security Council. It is therefore too early to express any position regarding this issue," El Khalfi said while answering reporters’ questions after the weekly Cabinet meeting.


HM the King Chairs in Rabat Working Session to Review Progress in Renewable Energy Projects Led by Masen

Fri, 27/04/2018 - 19:26

HM King Mohammed VI chaired, Thursday at the Royal Palace in Rabat, a working session to review the progress in renewable energy projects led by Masen, said a statement by the Royal Office.

This working session is part of the Sovereign's periodic and regular monitoring of the implementation of the various milestones of the national energy strategy on renewable energies.

HM the King Offers Dinner in Honor of Guests and Participants in 13th SIAM

Fri, 27/04/2018 - 19:11

 HM King Mohammed VI offered, Thursday in Meknes, a dinner in honor of guests and participants in the 13th edition of Morocco's International Agriculture Fair (SIAM 2018).

The dinner, which was chaired by head of Government Saâd Eddine El Othmani, was attended by speakers of the Houses of Representatives and Advisors, Habib El Malki and Abdelhakim Benchamach respectively, members of the Government and representatives of the diplomatic corps accredited in Rabat, as well as by several other civilian and military figures.

Morocco Reaffirms in Paris its Unwavering Commitment to fighting Terrorism and its Financing

Fri, 27/04/2018 - 00:51

Morocco reaffirmed, on Thursday in Paris, its unwavering commitment to fighting terrorism and its financing, as part of the national strategy to fight terrorism and in accordance with the high guidelines of HM King Mohammed VI.

Andean Parliament Speaker Voices Support for Morocco's Territorial Integrity

Fri, 27/04/2018 - 00:07

Speaker of the Andean Parliament, Fernando Meza, expressed on Wednesday in Rabat his support for Morocco's territorial integrity, underlining the will of the parliament to issue a recommendation by the end of next May supporting the efforts made by the Kingdom to settle the artificial conflict over the Moroccan Sahara and to preserve peace and security in the region.

HRH Prince Moulay Rachid Receives Senegalese Envoy Carrying Message from Pres. Macky Sall to HM the King

Thu, 26/04/2018 - 18:47

HRH Prince Moulay Rachid received, on Wednesday at his residence in Rabat, Mankeur Ndiaye, envoy of Senegalese President, Macky Sall, who handed to His Royal Highness a message from Senegal's head of State to HM King Mohammed VI.
HRH Prince Moulay Rachid Receives Senegalese Envoy Carrying Message from Pres. Macky Sall to HM the King

MAP 25 April 2018


Vietnam Commends Morocco's Action Plan to Obtain Status of Sector Dialogue Partner within ASEAN: Secretary of State

Thu, 26/04/2018 - 00:37

Vietnam commends Morocco's action plan to obtain the status of Sectoral Dialogue Partner (SDP) within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Mounia Boucetta, said Tuesday in Hanoi.

Boucetta told MAP at the end of the meetings of the 4th session of Morocco-Vietnam Joint Committee and the 5th session of the political consultations between the two countries, that Morocco has stressed during these meetings its willingness to become an ASEAN Sector Dialogue Partner.

Morocco, Vietnam Agree to Enhance Economic Cooperation

Wed, 25/04/2018 - 21:50

Morocco and Vietnam agreed on Tuesday in Hanoi to take concrete actions to strengthen bilateral cooperation in several areas, including agriculture, fisheries, aquaculture, education and training.

At the 4th session of the Joint Committee, which was co-chaired by Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Mounia Boucetta, and Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Vu Hong Nam, the two sides underlined the need to take advantage of the two countries’ economic potential, including through the Moroccan-Vietnamese business council and the exchange of business delegations.

Morocco Selected to Host the 2021 WB & IMF Annual Meetings

Wed, 25/04/2018 - 20:19

Morocco has been officially selected to host the 2021 Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group (WBG) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) at the end of a long process of evaluation of the applications initially submitted by 13 countries, the Ministry of Economy and Finances announced on Tuesday.

HM the King Visits Directorate General for Territory Surveillance, Inaugurates its Specialized Training Institute

Wed, 25/04/2018 - 18:32

HM King Mohammed VI honored the Directorate General for Territory Surveillance (DGST) with a visit on Tuesday, April 24, 2018.

HRH Princess Lalla Hasnaa Chairs in Rabat Opening of 'The Mediterranean and Modern Art' Exhibition

Wed, 25/04/2018 - 18:30

HRH Princess Lalla Hasnaa chaired, Tuesday at the Mohammed VI Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMVI) in Rabat, the opening of "The Mediterranean and Modern Art" exhibition, held under the High Patronage of HM King Mohammed VI and President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron.

HRH Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan Chairs in Meknes Opening of 13th SIAM

Tue, 24/04/2018 - 23:33

HRH Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan chaired on Tuesday in Meknes the opening of the 13th edition of Morocco's International Agriculture Fair (SIAM 2018).

Held under the patronage of HM King Mohammed VI, the event is themed "Logistics and agricultural markets".

A total of 1,400 exhibitors from 70 countries take part in the fair, which will run through April 29.

MAP 24 April 2018

Skhirat Agreement, Only Platform that Brings Together All Libyans, FM Says

Tue, 24/04/2018 - 21:43

The Skhirat agreement, signed by Libyan political parties, is the only platform that brings together all Libyans, minister of Foreign Affairs and international cooperation, Nasser Bourita, said Monday in Rabat.

Morocco Poised to Succeed in Agriculture: Spanish Minister

Tue, 24/04/2018 - 20:15

Morocco is on its way to succeed in agriculture, Spanish minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environment, Isabel García Tejerina, said Monday in Meknes.

The progress made by Morocco in the sector of agriculture is a "real success", Tejerina told reporters following talks with minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, Rural Development, Water and Forests, Aziz Akhannouch.

10th Agriculture Meeting Kicks off in Meknes

Tue, 24/04/2018 - 19:08

The 10th meeting on Agriculture opened, Monday in Meknes, under the theme "Youth, the main engine and beneficiary of agricultural developme".
Held under the High Patronage of HM King Mohammed VI and chaired by minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, Rural Development, Waters and Forests, Aziz Akhannouch, this edition tackles the role of youth in agricultural development and the solutions provided by the Green Morocco Plan (PMV) for rural youth.

Côte d'Ivoire's Agriculture Minister Commends Relations with Morocco

Tue, 24/04/2018 - 19:04

Morocco and Côte d'Ivoire have great relations, said, Monday in Meknes, Ivorian minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mamadou Sangafowa Coulibaly, on the sidelines of his participation in the 10th meeting on agriculture.

2026 World Cup: CAF President Calls on European Federations to Vote for Morocco's Bid

Tue, 24/04/2018 - 19:03

President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Ahmad Ahmad, has urged European federations to vote for Morocco's bid to host the 2026 World Cup.

"We say to Europe, vote for us, we will vote for you next time. It's clear, it's democracy," Ahmad said in an interview with AFP on Monday.

"Time zones, distance, fans, this is a matter of interest for Europe (to vote for Morocco)," he said, adding that Europeans "do not need visas to travel to Morocco".

"For all this, we believe that Europe must vote for Morocco," said Ahmad, who chairs CAF since March 2017.