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Mohammed V Foundation for Solidarity: HM the King Inaugurates Medical Psycho-Social Centre in Mediouna Province

Mon, 28/05/2018 - 20:03

HM King Mohammed VI inaugurated, Sunday in Tit Mellil in the Mediouna Province (Casablanca-Settat region), a medical psycho-social centre, a solidarity-based project to provide psychological and social care for peoples with stabilized mental diseases.

Carried out by the Mohammed V Foundation for Solidarity for 8 million MAD, this centre mirrors the sovereign's deep conviction to make the right to have access to services one of the main pillars for fostering citizenship and achieving a durable, comprehensive and integrated human development.

HM the King, Commander of the Faithful, Observes Minute's Silence at Grave of Late King Mohammed V

Mon, 28/05/2018 - 19:59

HM King Mohammed VI, Commander of the faithful, accompanied by HRH Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan, HRH Prince Moulay Rachid, and HH Prince Moulay Ismail, observed, on Saturday, a minute's silence at the grave of late King Mohammed V, on the occasion of the 10th day of the holy month of Ramadan, which coincides with the anniversary of the passing of the Father of the Nation.

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HM the King, Commander of the Faithful, Inaugurates in Casablanca Palestine Mosque, Performs Friday Prayer

Mon, 28/05/2018 - 19:43

HM King Mohammed VI, Commander of the Faithful, inaugurated on Friday in Casablanca the Palestine mosque, before performing the Friday prayer at this mosque.

The inauguration of this mosque reflects the attention granted by the Sovereign to religious affairs and his permanent will to endow the Kingdom with functional and aesthetic mosques.

The 14-million dirham project, which was carried out by the ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs on a surface area of 2,056 m2, has a capacity of over 1,630 worshipers.

Hakim Benchamach Elected New SG of PAM Party

Mon, 28/05/2018 - 19:42

The national council of the Authenticity and Modernity Party (PAM) elected, on Saturday, Hakim Benchamach as new secretary general of the party at the end of the extraordinary session of the said council.

Benchamach, who succeeds Ilyas El Omari in the position, won 439 votes against 39 for his competitor Mohamed Soulouh and 35 for Hadi El Hiba.

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Health Minister Holds Talks in Geneva with WHO Chief

Thu, 24/05/2018 - 20:10

Minister of Health, Anass Doukkali, held talks on Wednesday in Geneva with WHO Director-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, which focused on the means to enhance cooperation between the Kingdom and the WHO.

The talks also touched on the means to promote the Kingdom's sectoral health strategy, in particular in the areas of universal health coverage, health sector governance and health security.

HM the King Holds Phone Conversation with President of State of Palestine, Royal Office

Thu, 24/05/2018 - 19:43

HM King Mohammed VI held, on Tuesday, a phone conversation with H.E. Mahmoud Abbas, Abu Mazen, president of the State of Palestine, said a statement by the royal office.

 During this phone call, HM the King enquired about the health of the Palestinian leader following the surgery he had underwent, and wished him prompt recovery.

This phone call was also an occasion for the sovereign, in his capacity as chairman of Al Quds Committee, to reiterate his full commitment and his frank support for the lofty cause and the legitimate rights of the brotherly Palestinian people.

Kenitra Province: HM the King Launches Three Solidarity-Based Projects for Women and Youth

Tue, 22/05/2018 - 19:45

HM King Mohammed VI, accompanied by HRH Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan, launched, on Monday in the province of Kenitra, three solidarity-based projects meant to improve the economic and social conditions of poor women and youth.

The sovereign launched the building works of a house for families of fishermen in the Mehdia commune, a centre for vocational training and job integration in the Sidi Taibi commune and a centre for vocational training in agricultural logistics jobs in the commune of Souk El Arbaa.

OIC Extraordinary Summit Lauds HM the King's Efforts to Defend Al Quds

Mon, 21/05/2018 - 23:16

The Extraordinary Summit of the organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) lauded, Friday in Istanbul, efforts made by HM King Mohammed VI, Chairman of the Al Quds Committee, to defend the holy city.

The seventh extraordinary session of the organization, held in response to the serious developments in the situation in Palestine, praised efforts made by HM King Mohammed VI, Chairman of the Al-Quds Committee, to defend the Holy City and support the resilience of the Palestinian people.

Morocco Strongly Condemns Polisario Recent Provocative Actions in Tifariti, 'New and Serious Violation of Ceasefire'

Mon, 21/05/2018 - 22:44

The Kingdom of Morocco "strongly condemns" the recent provocative actions carried out by the "Polisario" in the locality of Tifariti, east of Morocco's defense system in the Moroccan Sahara and "considers that this is a new and serious violation of the ceasefire and a flagrant challenge to the authority of the UN Security Council," the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation said on Saturday.

AfDB Loans Morocco € 200 mln to Develop Agricultural Value Chains and Reinforce Sustainable Job Creation

Mon, 21/05/2018 - 20:41

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a EUR 200 million loan to support inclusive and sustainable development of agricultural value chains in Morocco.

This operation will support the creation of jobs in rural areas by developing inclusive value chains that will Increase the sustainability and effectiveness of jobs created through green governance and water resource management. It will also finance the implementation of agriculture, environment, employment and vocational training strategies, the bank said in a press release.

RWB Report Turned Blind Eye on Openness, Freedom in Moroccan Media, Communication Ministry

Mon, 21/05/2018 - 20:39

The ministry of culture and communication said that the report by Reporters Without Borders (RWB) on press freedom in Morocco in 2017 is biased, inaccurate and does not take account, in an objective and impartial way, of the many positive indicators of the climate of openness and freedom marking the Moroccan media scene, making the Kingdom an outstanding and dynamic model.

Sahara Issue: UN Secretary-General Warns against Action that may Constitute a Change to the Status quo

Mon, 21/05/2018 - 20:37

United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, said on Saturday that no action should be taken which "may constitute a change to the status quo" regarding the Sahara issue.

"The Secretary-General is closely following the developments in the Sahara," according to a statement issued by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the UN Chief.

"In accordance with Security Council Resolution 2414 (2018) adopted on 27 April 2018, and in order to maintain an environment conducive to the resumption of dialogue under the auspices of his Personal Envoy Horst Köhler,

HM the King Receives in Rabat Special Envoy of Nigerian President

Mon, 21/05/2018 - 20:13
HM King Mohammed VI received, on Saturday at the Rabat Royal Palace, Ahmed Abubakar Rufai, Special Envoy of the President of Nigeria , H.E. Muhammadu Buhari, who handed the Sovereign a written message from the Nigerian head of state.

HM the King Inaugurates in Rabat Training Center in Social, Educational Functions

Mon, 21/05/2018 - 20:00

HM King Mohammed VI inaugurated, on Saturday at the El Kheir neighborhood (Yaacoub Al Mansour) in Rabat, a training center in social and educational functions, a solidarity project meant to promote the socio-professional integration of youth and early childhood education.