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FM Receives New UNSG Special Representative and MINURSO Chief

Sun, 14/01/2018 - 10:38

 Foreign minister Nasser Bourita received, on Friday in Rabat, UN Secretary-General Special Representative for the Moroccan Sahara and MINURSO Chief Colin Stewart.
MAP: 13/01/2018

Senegal: Islamic Affairs Minister Hands HM the King's Condolences Message to New Caliph of Mouride Brotherhood

Sun, 14/01/2018 - 10:34



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Minister of endowments and Islamic Affairs Ahmed Toufiq handed, on Saturday in Touba (194km from Dakar), a message of condolences from HM King Mohammed VI, commander of the faithful, to the new caliph general of Senegal's Mouride brotherhood sheikh Mountakha Bassirou Mbacké, following the passing on Tuesday of former Caliph Serigne Sidy Moctar Mbacké.

HRH Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan Chairs in Casablanca Opening Ceremony of 2018 African Nations Championship

Sun, 14/01/2018 - 10:32


 HRH Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan chaired, Saturday at the Mohammed V sports complex of Casablanca, the opening ceremony of the 5th edition of the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN), and attended the opening game between the Moroccan national team and Mauritania's.

HM the King, Commander of the Faithful, Extends Condolences to Caliph General of Mouride Brotherhood over Passing of Sheikh Sidy Mokhtar Mbacké

Sun, 14/01/2018 - 10:29


HM King Mohammed VI, Commander of the Faithful, sent a message of condolences to Sheikh Mountakha Bassirou Mbacké, Caliph General of the Mouride Brotherhood, following the death of former Caliph General of the said brotherhood, late Sheikh Sidy Mokhtar Mbacké.

In this message, HM the King said he was deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Sheikh Sidy Mokhtar Mbacké, former Caliph General of the Mouride Tariqa. May he rest in peace.

Former Moroccan International Player Noureddine Naybet Named CHAN 2018 Ambassador

Fri, 12/01/2018 - 21:25

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) named former Moroccan international player Noureddine Naybet as ambassador for the final phase of the African Nations Championship (CHAN 2018) of local players, which will run from January 13 to February 4 in Morocco.

Morocco, India Discuss Means to Develop Cooperation in Housing Sector

Fri, 12/01/2018 - 21:21

State Secretary for housing, Fatna El Khiel, and India’s ambassador to Morocco, Kheya Bhattacharya, discussed here on Tuesday the means to develop cooperation between the two countries in the housing sector.

Picture on Social Media of Atlas Kid Killed by Cold Wave is Unrelated to Morocco, Interior Ministry

Fri, 12/01/2018 - 21:15

The picture posted on social media showing a man carrying the body of a child and which was falsely presented as that of a kid from the Atlas region was died recently due to snowfall and the cold wave is not related to Morocco, said the interior ministry on Wednesday.

This picture was published in 2015 by Arab media outlets to show the suffering of Syrian citizens caused by harsh weather, said the ministry in a statement, underlining that it has nothing to do with Morocco. 

Chile’s Senate Approves Resolution in Support of Morocco’s Autonomy Plan in Sahara

Fri, 12/01/2018 - 05:54

 Chile’s Senate adopted, on Tuesday in Valparaiso, a resolution in support of the Moroccan autonomy initiative, less than a week after the National Congress approved a similar resolution.

Therefore, in this resolution, Chilean Senators call on the Government of Chile, as a member of the United Nations, “to support and commit to the UN Security Council Resolution 1754, adopted on 30 April 2007.”

Chairmanship of Morocco’s 2026 World Cup Bid Committee Assigned by HM the King to My Hafid Elalamy

Fri, 12/01/2018 - 05:50

 As part of the preparation for Morocco’s bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup, the Chairmanship of Morocco’s Bid Committee has been assigned by HM King Mohammed VI to My Hafid Elalamy.

Elalamy’s work consists in providing all the necessary support to the Moroccan Royal Football Federation (FRMF) and the specific division created within the FRMF, in accordance with FIFA guidelines and specifications.

HM the King Pardons 683 Persons on Independence Manifesto Day

Fri, 12/01/2018 - 05:46

 HM King Mohammed VI has pardoned 683 persons on the occasion of the Manifesto Independence Day, celebrated on January 11, Justice Ministry said in a statement.

The detained beneficiaries of the pardon are 564:

- 11 inmates benefited from the pardon over their remaining prison sentences.

- 547 prisoners had their prison terms reduced.

- 6 inmates' life sentences commuted to limited prison terms.

HM the King Sends Condolence Message to Senegalese President over Criminal Attack in Casamance Forest

Wed, 10/01/2018 - 22:04

HM King Mohammed VI sent a message of condolence and compassion to president of the republic of Senegal, Macky Sall, after the criminal attack perpetrated by an armed gang against young people in a forest in the southern region of Casamance, claiming many lives.

In this message, the Sovereign condemned with the greatest vigor this heinous criminal act and presented to Macky Sall, to the families of the victims and to the entire Senegalese brotherly people, his most sorrowful condolences and the expression of his deep compassion and solidarity.

Ministerial Conference for African Agenda on Migration, Occasion to Solve African Challenges, South African FM

Wed, 10/01/2018 - 21:39

 The Ministerial Conference for an African Agenda on Migration, which opened Tuesday in Rabat, is an occasion to find African solutions to African challenges, said South African minister for international relations and cooperation Maite Nkoana-Mashabane.

Kuwaiti Information Minister Lauds Distinguished Relations between Kuwait & Morocco

Wed, 10/01/2018 - 21:23

Kuwaiti Minister of Information Mohammed Al-Jabri said on Tuesday that the Kuwaiti-Moroccan relations are distinguished and historical in various fields, especially in the media field.

Pursuant to Royal Orders, FAR Set Up Two Medical-Surgical Field Hospitals in Chichaoua and Tinghir Provinces, FAR General Staff

Wed, 10/01/2018 - 21:12

Pursuant to the High Instructions of HM King Mohammed VI, Supreme Commander and Chief of general Staff of the Royal Armed Forces (FAR), the latter will set up two medical-surgical field hospitals in the rural commune of Lalla Aziza in the Chichaoua province and the rural commune of M'semrir in the province of Tinghir.

Pursuant to Royal Instructions, Meeting Held in Rabat on Means to Face Cold Snap Raging through Morocco

Tue, 09/01/2018 - 21:43

Pursuant to the high instructions of HM King Mohammed VI, a meeting was held this Saturday at the headquarters of the Interior ministry in Rabat to discuss ways to face the cold snap that is raging through Morocco.

HM the King Sends Written Message to Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Tue, 09/01/2018 - 21:34

HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and deputy supreme commander of the UAE armed forces, received Monday in Al Ain, Ministers of foreign affairs and of economy and finance, Nacer Bourita and Mohamed Boussaid, respectively, who handed him a written message from HM King Mohammed VI.

Malawi Wants to Benefit from Morocco's Experience in Transport Sector

Tue, 09/01/2018 - 21:10

Malawi’s minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Emmanuel Fabiano, expressed hope to benefit from the Moroccan experience in the sector of transport.

Sahara: Moroccan Autonomy Proposal Realistic, Viable, Chilean Political Pundit

Tue, 09/01/2018 - 21:06

The Moroccan autonomy proposal, widely supported by the Chilean chamber of deputies is a realistic, viable and highly creative proposal, said Chilean political pundit Carlos Moraga.

Rabat to Host 5th Session of Morocco-Quebec Joint Parliamentary Committee

Tue, 09/01/2018 - 20:48

Rabat will host the 5th session of Morocco-Quebec joint parliamentary committee, to be held on January 8-12 at the headquarters of the House of Representatives (lower house).

Bill on MAP Organization Aims to Keep Pace with Changes in Information Sector: Minister

Tue, 09/01/2018 - 20:43

The bill on the organization of the Moroccan news agency (MAP), which is part of the implementation of the constitution, seeks to keep pace with changes in the information sector, minister of Culture and Communication, Mohamed Laaraj, said Monday in Rabat.