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Unlike Other Countries That Favored Their Interests, Morocco Has Played 'Exemplary' Role in Resolving Libyan Crisis (Official)

Tue, 24/04/2018 - 18:50

Morocco has played an "exemplary and positive" role in resolving the Libyan crisis unlike other countries that have favored their own interests to the detriment of Libya, said, Monday in Rabat, Head of Libya High Council of State, Khalid Al-Mishri.

"In this crisis, which has lasted too long, Morocco has played an exemplary and positive role unlike many other countries which have favored their own interests to the detriment of Libya," Al-Mishri told the press at the end of his talks with minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Nasser Bourita.

Lower House Speaker Reaffirms Morocco's Support for Libya

Tue, 24/04/2018 - 18:48

Speaker of the House of Representatives (lower house) Habib El Malki reaffirmed, Monday in Rabat, the support of the Kingdom of Morocco for Libya and the full readiness of this legislative institution to back the Libyan reconciliation process.

During his talks with his Libyan counterpart, Akila Saleh, who is leading a large delegation on a working visit to Morocco, El Malki stressed the importance of stability and unity in Libya, said a statement by the lower house.

Morocco-Vietnam Joint Commission to be Held Tuesday in Hanoi

Tue, 24/04/2018 - 00:41

The 4th session of the Morocco-Vietnam joint commission and the 5th session of political consultations between the two countries will be held on Tuesday in Hanoi.

These meetings, which will be co-chaired by Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Mounia Boucetta, and Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Vu Hong Nam, will be an opportunity to discuss bilateral relations, issues of common interest as well as the means to develop cooperation between the two countries.

Morocco, USA Sign Three MoUs in Sectors of Energy, Business & Finance

Mon, 23/04/2018 - 19:02

Three Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) in the areas of energy efficiency, trade promotion and financing of innovative projects were signed between Moroccan and American partners at the 4th Morocco-U.S. Trade Forum, held Thursday in Washington.

Jerada Events: Up to One Year Suspended Sentences Against 7 Accused

Mon, 23/04/2018 - 18:54

The Oujda Court of First Instance on Friday handed suspended sentences ranging from four months to one year in prison against seven accused sued as part of Jerada events.

Two accused were sentenced to one year suspended sentence in prison, while a four-month suspended sentence was given to five defendants in addition to a fine of 500 dirhams for each of them.

The court also sentenced all the suspects involved in this case to pay a symbolic dirham to the plaintiff.

Lalla Joumala Alaoui: Thanks to HM the king's Leadership, Morocco Now Boasts the Most diversified Economy in Africa

Mon, 23/04/2018 - 18:51

HM the King's ambassador to the United States Lalla Joumala Alaoui said, Thursday in Washington at the opening of the 4th Morocco-U.S. trade Forum, that Morocco today boasts the most diversified economy on the African continent, thanks to the leadership of the Sovereign who, since his accession to the Throne, initiated substantial reforms that have enabled the Kingdom to make the most of its innumerable strategic assets with a view to improving the business climate.

The Official Visit of Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok to Morocco

Mon, 23/04/2018 - 18:48

Morocco, Netherlands Discuss Means to Encourage Successful Partnership Between Economic Actors

Head of government Saad Eddine El Othmani met, on Friday in Rabat, with Dutch Foreign minister Stef Blok, who is on a working visit to Morocco.

A statement by the head of government's office said that during the meeting, which was an opportunity to review various aspects of bilateral relations, El Othmani and Blok commended the friendly links between the two countries.

Washington: Govt. Spokesperson Unveils Fallacious Untruths of Enemies of Morocco's Territorial Integrity

Mon, 23/04/2018 - 18:43

Deputy minister for Relations with Parliament and Civil Society, government spokesman Mustapha El Khalfi unveiled, at a meeting held Friday at the National Press Club in Washington, the fallacious untruths and allegations spread by Morocco's enemies about the reality of the conflict over the Moroccan Sahara.

Human Rights: U.S. Department of State Highlights Consolidation of Morocco's Democratic Process

Mon, 23/04/2018 - 18:38

The United States highlighted, Friday, the consolidation of Morocco’s democratic process, stressing the "credible" nature of recent elections, held in October 2016 in the kingdom, which were “free of systemic irregulariti”

“International observers considered the elections credible (…) and the process was free of systemic irregularities,” noted the report on Human Rights Practices for 2017, published by the U.S Department of State.

HRH Prince Moulay Rachid Chairs Award Ceremony of 45th Hassan II Golf Trophy, 24th HRH Princess Lalla Meryem Cup

Mon, 23/04/2018 - 18:35

HRH Prince Moulay Rachid chaired, on Sunday at the Royal Golf Dar Es Salam in Rabat, the award ceremony of the 45th Hassan II Golf Trophy and the 24th HRH Princess Lalla Meryem Cup, held on April 16-22 under the High Patronage of HM King Mohammed VI.

HM the King Receives in Rabat Azaitar Brothers, MMA World Champions

Mon, 23/04/2018 - 18:34

HM King Mohammed VI received, Friday at Rabat Royal Palace, the brothers Abu Bakr and Ottman Azaitar, world champions of the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA).

The sovereign received Abu Bakr Azaitar, first Moroccan to sign with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), the leading international league of this sport, Ottman Azaitar who won the world championship of the Brave Combat Federation, as well as Omar Azaitar, their manager and member of the training staff.

MAP 20 April 2018

HM the King, Commander of the Faithful, Performs Friday Prayer at Hassan Mosque in Rabat

Sat, 21/04/2018 - 00:21

HM King Mohammed VI, Commander of the Faithful, accompanied by HRH Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan, performed the Friday prayer at Hassan mosque in Rabat.

MAP: 20/04/2018

The United States, an Ideal Partner for Advancing Morocco's Energy Security Goals (Department of State)

Fri, 20/04/2018 - 20:25

The United States is an ideal partner for advancing Morocco’s energy security goals, said the U.S. Department of State, commending the significant strides made in energy sector collaboration over the last few years.

Fight Against Illegal Immigration: Spanish Interior Minister Underlines Morocco's Important Effort

Fri, 20/04/2018 - 18:23

Spanish Interior Minister Juan Ignacio Zoido, on Wednesday in Athens, underscored Morocco's huge effort in fighting illegal immigration, describing it as "fundamental" for controlling the inflow of illegal immigrants towards the European Union (EU).

"Morocco deserves, in our opinion, a special mention" for its efforts in this area, said Zoido in an meeting with Greek Minister for Migration Policy Dimitris Vitsas, and Greek Deputy Minister of civil defence Nikos Toskas.

MINURSO Refuses to Meet with Polisario Outside Rabbouni, UN

Fri, 20/04/2018 - 18:21

The UN Mission in the Sahara (MINURSO) refuses to meet with Polisario leaders outside Rabbouni, in Algeria, the venue where such meetings have always been held, UN sources said on Thursday.

"Since his arrival late December 2017, the Secretary-General Special Representative Colin Stewart, chose to abide by the long-standing practice of holding such meetings in Rabbouni, Algeria," said UN spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric in a press briefing.

Polisario Intercepts MINURSO Patrol, Fires Warning Gunshots, UN

Fri, 20/04/2018 - 18:19

Armed members of the polisario front intercepted, on March 16, a team of MINURSO military observers and fired warning gunshots, said UN spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric.

MINURSO had informed the UNSC that, on March 16 in the Tifarity village, MINURSO military observers, who were on duty, were intercepted by armed members of the polisario front who fired warning gunshot, said Dujarric at his daily press briefing.

He added that only later were the observers allowed to resume their patrol.

HM the King Chairs in Rabat Council of Ministers

Fri, 20/04/2018 - 18:18

HM King Mohammed VI chaired, on Thursday at Rabat royal palace, a council of ministers, said a statement read out by spokesperson of the Royal Palace Abdelhak Lam.

Here follows the text of the statement:

HM King Mohammed VI chaired, Thursday, Shaaban 2, 1439 hegira, corresponding to April 19, 2018, at Rabat royal palace, a council of ministers during which several bills and international agreements were approved.

HM the King Receives in Rabat Head of Govt., Interior Minister and Economy Minister

Fri, 20/04/2018 - 18:15

HM King Mohammed VI received, Thursday at the Royal Palace in Rabat, the head of government, the interior minister and the economy minister, in the presence of HM the King's advisors Fouad Ali El Himma and Yassir Zenagui.
HM the King Receives in Rabat Head of Govt., Interior Minister and Economy Minister
19 April 2018

During this audience, the Head of Government submitted to the sovereign proposals on the reform of the regional investment centres, which had been ordered by HM the King, and delivered a speech on this subject before the Sovereign, here follows the text:

New European Report Points Fingers at Polisario's Involvement in Terrorist Acts in Sahelo-Saharan Region

Fri, 20/04/2018 - 00:39

The involvement of the polisario in terrorist acts in the Sahelo-Saharan region has once again been singled out in a report funded by the European Commission, which confirms the collusion of the separatists with terrorist groups operating in the region.