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Hafid El Fassy is the business Editor & Comumnist . A Financial Engineer from Paris-Jussieu & Dauphine Universities, he started in Project & Trade Finance in 1993 before being a Global Emerging Markets Speculative and ALM Trader .Since 2004, he has provided business development/financing advisory for Moroccan Real Estate, Banking, Trade and Tourism projects to top tier Institutions.

World Bank, AFD Partner with Morocco in support of AAA initiative

The World Bank and the French Development Agency (AFD) decided to partner with Morocco to implement the Adaptation of African Agriculture Initiative, through a one million Euro Funding. The Memorandum of Understanding related to this partnership was signed in Paris Tuesday on the sidelines of the One Planet Summit that saw the participation of King […]

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Morocco’s car manufacturing platform strengthened by new comer

Morocco, as a car manufacturing platform, has been strengthened by a new comer, the Chinese world leader in electric car making, BYD group. Following suit to French automakers Renault and Peugeot, BYD group decided to establish an electric car factory near Tangier, a decision that falls in line with the strong resolve of King Mohammed […]

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Morocco Summons US Envoy in Rabat over Jerusalem

Morocco’s foreign minister Nasser Bourita summoned US chargé d’affair Stephanie Miley in Rabat in a meeting attended by the Ambassadors of the four other permanent UN Security Council members as well as the Ambassador of Palestine. During this meeting, ordered by King Mohammed VI, in his quality as Chairman of the Al Quds Committee, Bourita […]

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Moving US Embassy to Jerusalem would have negative impact on peace prospects, warns Mohammed VI

The US Administration’s intention to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to transfer the United States’ Embassy to the Holy city, “would have a negative impact on prospects for achieving a just, comprehensive settlement of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict”. The warning came in a message that King Mohammed VI has addressed on Tuesday to […]

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South Africa eager to foster ties with Morocco, Zuma says

President of South Africa Jacob Zuma said his country is eager to foster ties with Morocco and to give substance to the promising future awaiting bilateral relations. Zuma’s remarks came in an interview with South African news outlet “News 24″ following the meeting he held with King Mohammed VI in Abidjan last week on the […]

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King Mohammed VI Calls for New EU-Africa Partnership

King Mohammed VI has called for a new EU-Africa Partnership pact, urging African and European leaders to join efforts to be able to face common regional & international challenges. In a message addressed Wednesday to the 5th African Union-European Union summit convened in Abidjan Nov.29-30, the Moroccan Sovereign stressed the importance of partnership between Africa […]

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Africa-EU Summit: King Mohammed VI urges for African joint action over migration

The King of Morocco Mohammed VI on Wednesday called on African leaders to pool efforts to tackle the issue of migration, pledging his dedication to the problem as the African Union (AU) leader in charge of migration issue on the continent. “In my capacity as the Leader in charge of the migration issue within the […]

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Fight against religious extremism: Emmanuel Macron praises King Mohammed VI

In a speech from Ouagadougou, French President Emmanuel Macron hailed Morocco’s King Mohammed VI for “his eminent, leading role in the fight against obscurantism and religious ex-tremism”. Speaking to 800 students in the Ouagadougou University in Burkina Faso Tuesday, President Emmanuel Macron praised King Mohammed VI for his drive to eradicate religious radical-ism and extremism […]

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Libya Slave Auction Draws Light to Continuing Dilemma of Black Population in Tindouf Camps, Mauritania

The abhorrent slave auction aired by CNN continues to ignite condemnation worldwide while drawing attention to the plight of thousands of black slaves who are being sold in markets in the Tindouf-run Polisario camps and in Mauritania. If slavery in Libya is a fallout of the state-collapse and the erosion of the rule of law, […]

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Morocco Supports Social, Economic Projects in Côte d’Ivoire

Morocco and Côte d’Ivoire are bound by an enduring alliance underpinned by south-south cooperation and a co-development approach. The visit paid by King Mohammed VI to Abidjan, which started on Sunday, is reflective of the keen interest attached by the two leaders to overseeing the social and economic development projects launched in Côte d’Ivoire with […]

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