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Liberia Reaffirms Support for Morocco's Request to Join ECOWAS

Mon, 22/01/2018 - 21:14

Speaker of the Liberian House of Representatives, Bhopal Chambers, reaffirmed his country's full support for Morocco in the various African common issues, including the Kingdom's accession to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

HM the King Receives Letter from US President following the Sovereign’s Message on Jerusalem

Sun, 21/01/2018 - 11:51


HM King Mohammed VI has received a letter from US President HE. Donald Trump, in response to the message sent to him recently by the Sovereign concerning “the decision of the US Administration to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to transfer its embassy there”.

Egypt, Guest of Honor of Next Casablanca International Publishing & Book Fair

Sat, 20/01/2018 - 04:35

  Egypt will be the guest of honor of the 24th edition of Casablanca's international publishing and book fair, to be held on February 8-18, said the ministry of Culture and Communication.

The program of this edition will focus on Moroccan-Egyptian relations, the issues of culture and philosophy as well as the role of Egyptian writer, Jamal El Ghitani.

This edition will also highlight the characteristics of the Moroccan and Egyptian novelist experience.

HM the King Sends Condolence Message to Chadian Pres. over Passing of Late Sheikh Hussain Hassan Abakar

Fri, 19/01/2018 - 23:05

HM King Mohammed VI sent a message of condolences and compassion to president of the Republic of Chad, Idriss Deby Itno, following the death of Sheikh Hussain Hassan Abakar, chairman of the Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs in Chad and the Chadian branch of the Mohammed VI Foundation for African Ulema.

HM the King Offers Condolences to Madagascar's President After Violent Cyclone

Fri, 19/01/2018 - 23:02

HM King Mohammed VI sent a message of condolences and compassion to president of the republic of Madagascar, Hery Rajaonarimampianina, after tropical cyclone Ava tore through his country, leaving several dead and thousands displaced.

On this sad occasion, the Sovereign extended to Rajaonarimampianina, to the victims’ families and to the brotherly Malagasy people his heartfelt condolences and sincere compassion.

Morocco Takes Part in Madrid’s International Tourism Trade Fair

Thu, 18/01/2018 - 21:44

Morocco takes part in Madrid’s International Tourism Trade Fair (FITUR), which kicked off on Wednesday, the Moroccan Tourism Office (ONMT) said.

Growth in Morocco Expected to Stand at 3.1% in 2018 (AfDB)

Thu, 18/01/2018 - 21:39

Morocco's real GDP growth is expected to be 3.1% in 2018, compared to 4.1% in 2017, a year when the agricultural season was "exceptionally good", according to the African Development Bank (AfDB).

HM the King Congratulates Emmanuel Neville Cenac on his Appointment as Saint Lucia's Governor-General

Thu, 18/01/2018 - 21:36

  HM King Mohammed VI sent a message of congratulations to Emmanuel Neville Cenac on the occasion of his appointment as governor-general of Saint Lucia.

In this message, the Sovereign expressed to Neville Cenac his heartfelt congratulations and best wishes for health, happiness and full success in his high office.

Morocco, South Korea Have Cooperation Opportunities for Africa's Development & Prosperity

Thu, 18/01/2018 - 21:24

Morocco and South Korea have opportunities for cooperation in favor of the development and prosperity of Africa, said, Tuesday in Rabat, Kim Sang Hee, an MP at South Korean National Assembly during a meeting with speaker of the House of Representatives, Habib El Malki.

Exchange Rate Regime Reform, Step Towards Consolidating Positioning of Moroccan Economy Internationally

Thu, 18/01/2018 - 21:21

The reform of the exchange rate regime is a step towards consolidating the positioning of the Moroccan economy at the international level, said, Wednesday in Rabat, minister of Economy and Finance, Mohamed Boussaid.

Sahara: France will Remind Horst Köhler that Morocco’s Autonomy Plan is Serious & Credible Basis

Thu, 18/01/2018 - 21:16

French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Jean-Yves Le Drian, will remind the personal envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General for the Sahara, Horst Köhler, at a meeting to be held this Wednesday in Paris, that the Moroccan autonomy plan, submitted in 2007, represents a serious and credible basis for the settlement of this conflict, the French foreign ministry said.

'Renault Maroc' Group: Overall Production Increased from 345k Vehicles in 2016 to 376k in 2017 (CEO)

Wed, 17/01/2018 - 22:21

The overall production of the "Renault Maroc" group increased from 345,000 vehicles in 2016 to 376,000 in 2017, including 300,202 produced at the Renault plant in Tangiers and 75,808 at the group’s plant in Casablanca (SOMACA), setting a record in terms of production, said, Tuesday in Marrakech, Renault’s CEO in Morocco, Marc Nassif.

King of Spain Sensitized to Attacks Committed by Polisario

Wed, 17/01/2018 - 22:15

King Felipe VI of Spain received, on Monday, president of the Canarian Association of Terrorism Victims (Acavite), Lucía Jiménez, who sensitized him to the attacks committed by the polisario in the Sahara during the colonial era and the situation of the victims who have not received any help since that time.

Morocco, Ethiopia Express Common Willingness to Boost Cooperation in Transport Sector

Wed, 17/01/2018 - 22:09

Morocco and Ethiopia expressed, on Thursday in Rabat, their common willingness to boost bilateral cooperation in the transport sector.

Transition to Clean Energy, Strategic Choice for Morocco

Tue, 16/01/2018 - 20:53

Transition to clean energy and the strengthening of ecological activities, notably in the sectors of transport and economy, constitute a strategic choice for Morocco, said, Sunday in Abu Dhabi, minister of Energy, Mining and Sustainable Development, Aziz Rebbah.

Morocco-EU Institutional Twinning: Unique Partnership Framework Meant to Consolidate Rule of Law

Tue, 16/01/2018 - 20:46

The institutional twinning Morocco-European Union (EU) "Support for the House of Representatives" is a unique partnership framework whose cornerstone is the consolidation of the rule of law, said, Monday in Rabat, head of the EU delegation to Morocco, ambassador Claudia Wiedey.

Morocco's Contribution to Peacekeeping Operations & Humanitarian Action in Africa Highlighted at AU Headquarters

Tue, 16/01/2018 - 20:41

Morocco's contribution to peacekeeping operations and humanitarian action in Africa for more than half a century has been highlighted through an exhibition held at the African Union (AU) headquarters in Addis Ababa.

Abu Dhabi’s Masdar Installs Solar Systems to Provide Energy to 19,000 Moroccan Homes

Mon, 15/01/2018 - 22:25

Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company Masdar announced on Sunday that it has successfully completed installing a landmark off-grid solar power that provides energy to 19,438 homes in more than 1,000 rural villages in Morocco.

Interior Minister Receives New UNSG Special Representative and Head of Minurso

Mon, 15/01/2018 - 21:16

Interior Minister Abdelouafi Laftit received on Friday the new special representative of the UN Secretary General for the Sahara and Head of the MINURSO, Colin Stewart.

Passage on Monday to New Exchange Rate Regime, Ministry of Economy

Mon, 15/01/2018 - 05:53

 The Ministry of Economy and Finance, after consulting with Bank Al-Maghrib (central bank), has decided to adopt, as of Monday, a new exchange rate regime where the parity of the dirham is determined within a band of fluctuation of ± 2.5%, against ± 0.3% currently, compared to a central rate set by the Bank Al-Maghrib on the basis of a currency basket composed of the euro and the US dollar by up to 60% and 40% respectively.