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Lower House Speaker Received by Guinean President

Wed, 03/10/2018 - 20:34

 Speaker of the House of Representatives (lower house), Habib El Malki, was received Tuesday in Conakry by President of the Republic of Guinea, Alpha Condé.
Lower House Speaker Received by Guinean President03 October 2018

El Malki represented HM King Mohammed VI at the festivities marking the 60th anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Guinea.

EP Adopts Morocco-EU PRIMA Scientific Cooperation Agreement

Wed, 03/10/2018 - 20:32

The European Parliament (EP) on Tuesday overwhelmingly adopted the scientific and technological cooperation agreement between Morocco and the European Union (EU) laying down the conditions and modalities for the Kingdom's participation in the new Partnership on Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA).

Signed on April 10 in Brussels, the agreement which has been adopted with 566 votes in favour, provides for the accession of Morocco to the group of the countries that are participating in this partnership.

Morocco will Invest Over 40 Billion Dollars in Energy Sector by 2030

Wed, 03/10/2018 - 20:30

Morocco will invest more than 40 billion dollars in the energy sector by 2030, said Monday in Marrakech minister of Energy, Mining and Sustainable Development, Aziz Rebbah.

Speaking at the opening ceremony of the 11th Arab Energy Conference, Rebbah said that investments in the energy sector will reach 30 billion dollars for renewable energy electricity generation projects, which represents great opportunities for the national, regional and international private sector.

Morocco Calls for Strengthening Cooperation with Spain on Circular Migration

Wed, 03/10/2018 - 20:27

Minister of Labor and Professional Integration Mohamed Yatim called, on Tuesday in Rabat, for the consolidation of Moroccan-Spanish cooperation on circular migration (seasonal employment), highlighting the positive results in terms of recruitment of Moroccan workers by Spanish companies.

Immigration and Asylum Policy: Morocco Sets Example, UNHCR

Wed, 03/10/2018 - 20:26

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi welcomed, on Tuesday in Geneva, the immigration and asylum policy adopted by Morocco, noting that the Kingdom sets the example in the field.

Responding to the statement made by Permanent Representative of Morocco to the United Nations Office in Geneva, ambassador Omar Zniber, at the 69th session of the UNHCR Executive Committee, Grandi lauded the special interest that Morocco takes in matters of immigration and asylum, as well as the actions and initiatives undertaken by the Kingdom in this area.

New York: Moroccan Official Meets UNFCCC Executive Secretary

Wed, 03/10/2018 - 19:39

Secretary of State for Sustainable Development Nezha El Ouafi met, Wednesday in New York, with Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Patricia Espinosa, on the sidelines of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Discussions between the two parties focused on the negotiation process for the implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement, and coordination on Morocco's participation in the UN Annual Conference on Climate Change (COP24), scheduled for December in Katowice, southern Poland.

HM the King Chairs Working Session on Upgrading Vocational Training Offer, Diversifying Jobs and Modernizing Pedagogical Methods, Royal Office

Wed, 03/10/2018 - 19:32

HM King Mohammed VI chaired, on Monday at the Rabat royal palace, a working session on upgrading vocational training offer, diversifying and developing jobs and modernizing pedagogical methods, said a statement by the Royal Office.

The meeting is in line with the implementation of the priorities and measures set by the monarch, especially in the Speeches on the Throne Day and Aug. 20. It mirrors the unwavering royal solicitude for the sector of vocational training as a strategic lever and a promising means to prepare youth for employment and professional integration.

HM the king Congratulates Mohand Laenser over Re-election as Secretary-general of MP Party

Wed, 03/10/2018 - 19:30

HM King Mohammed VI sent a congratulatory message to Mohand Laenser, after his re-election as secretary-general of the Popular Movement (MP) party at its 13th convention.

In this message, the Sovereign expresses to Laenser his congratulations and wishes of full success in fulfilling his missions as the party's leader.

Chinese Official Underlines His Country's Will to Foster Legal Cooperation with Morocco

Mon, 24/09/2018 - 20:34

President of Chinese Supreme People's Court Zhou Qiang underlined, Friday in Rabat, his country's will to foster legal cooperation with Morocco, mainly in its commercial aspect.

In a meeting with Speaker of the House of Advisors Hakim Benchamach, in the presence of China's ambassador in Rabat, Qiang said his visit to the Kingdom aims to revive the memorandum of understanding on trade and legal cooperation between the Moroccan Court of Cassation and the Supreme People's Court of China.

Royal Navy Foils an Illegal Emigration Operation

Mon, 24/09/2018 - 20:19

The Royal Navy in collaboration with the Royal Gendarmerie foiled an illegal emigration operation from Martil beach, according to a press release issued Sunday by the General Staff of the Royal Armed Forces.

A fighting unit of the Royal Navy operating in the Mediterranean tracked, on Saturday night, a very high-speed boat, which was trying to reach the beach of Martil to carry illegal immigrants, according to the same source.

Head of Gvt. Received by Malian President

Mon, 24/09/2018 - 18:40

Head of Government, Saad Eddine El Othmani, was received in audience on Saturday evening in Bamako by President of the Republic of Mali, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita.

On this occasion, El Othmani conveyed the congratulations of HM King Mohammed VI to President Keita following his re-election to the country's highest office.

He also expressed Morroco's strong determination to further strengthen its relations with Mali in the various areas of cooperation.

Agriculture Committee at European Parliament Recommends Approval of Morocco-EU New Agricultural Agreement

Mon, 24/09/2018 - 18:19

The Agriculture and Rural Development Committee (AGRI) at the European Parliament has recommended, in an opinion, the approval of the Morocco-EU agricultural agreement to extend trade preferences to agricultural and fisheries products from the southern provinces.

Agriculture Committee at European Parliament Recommends Approval of Morocco-EU New Agricultural Agreement

Africa Awards: MAP Managing Director Awarded in Canberra

Mon, 24/09/2018 - 17:58

Managing Director of the Moroccan News Agency (MAP) and President of the Atlantic Federation of African News Agencies (FAAPA), Khalil Hachimi Idrissi, received on Saturday in Canberra the "Africa Awards" Prize in the category "International Recognition" for his achievements at the head of MAP and its remarkable involvement at FAAPA as founder.

HRH Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan Chairs in Temara Award Ceremony of HM King Mohammed VI Show Jumping Grand Prix

Mon, 24/09/2018 - 17:49

 HRH Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan chaired on Sunday in Temara the award ceremony of HM King Mohammed VI Show Jumping Grand Prix.

HRH Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan Chairs in Temara Award Ceremony of HM King Mohammed VI Show Jumping Grand Prix

Upon his arrival at the Royal Cavalry School, HRH Prince Moulay El Hassan was welcomed by Brigadier General, Inspector of the Cavalry of the Royal Armed Forces.

National Education Minister, Guest of MAP Forum Next Wednesday

Sat, 22/09/2018 - 00:18

Minister of National Education, Vocational Training, Higher Education and Scientific Research, Saïd Amzazi, will be the guest of Morocco's news agency (MAP) forum to be held next Wednesday.

The meeting, to take place at MAP headquarters in Rabat starting 9 a.m., will discuss the reform of the education and training system in Morocco in the light of the recommendations of the "Strategic Vision of the 2015-2030 reform: for a school of equity, quality and promotion".

HM the King, Commander of the Faithful, Performs Friday Prayer at Al Quds Mosque in Salé

Sat, 22/09/2018 - 00:15

HM King Mohammed VI, Commander of the Faithful, performed the Friday prayer at Al Quds mosque in Salé.



Morocco Elected to IAEA Board of Governors

Fri, 21/09/2018 - 17:45

Morocco was elected Thursday as member of the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), at the 62nd session of the General Conference of the Agency which is held in Vienna.

Morocco, which has received unanimous support from the African group, will sit on the Board of Governors for a two-year term from 2018 to 2020.

Moroccans Involved in Illegal Immigration Attempts Foiled Late Aug. 2018 Down to 13%, Official

Fri, 21/09/2018 - 17:33

The number of Moroccans involved in illegal immigration attempts that were foiled by the end of August 2018 decreased from 20% to 13%, said minister delegate in charge of relations with parliament and civil society, government spokesperson Mustapha El Khalfi.

During a press briefing following the weekly cabinet meeting, chaired by head of government Saad Eddine El Othmani, El Khalfi said the number of Moroccans involved in foiled attempts of illegal immigration decreased from 8,200 people at the end of August 2017 to 7,100 a year later.