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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.

Moroccan King’s Roadmap for Inclusive, Equitable & Quality Education to All Children

King Mohammed VI has reiterated his vision for a new educational system, which promotes learner’s interaction, develops his capabilities and hones his critical thinking skills in a bid to provide students with opportunities for creativity and innovation. In a message addressed to participants in the 33rd International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement, which opened […]

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Morocco places order for two Spain-manufactured Patrollers

The Moroccan navy have placed an order for the purchase of two Spain-made patrollers. The deal is worth €260 million. Spanish state-owned shipbuilding company Navantia will build the two high class military vessels, Far-Maroc, a website specializing in Moroccan defense news, reported. The company, which operates a plant in Casablanca specializing in maintenance and boat […]

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Turkey lifts visa requirements for Algerians aged under 18 and above 65

Turkey lifts visa requirements for Algerians aged under 18 and above 65

Algerians aged under 18 and above 65 will no longer need a visa to travel to Turkey, according to a decree published by Turkish authorities Thursday. The measure allows the groups of citizens of the North African country with regular passports to travel to Turkey and stay up to 90 days for touristic purposes. Ankara […]

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Salvador endorses Rabat’s proposed autonomy plan for Sahara

Salvador Thursday reaffirmed its support for Morocco’s proposed autonomy plan in settling the Western Sahara issue. “The autonomy project is the unique solution,” said Juana Alexandra Hill Tinoco, Salvador’s Minister of External Relations during a meeting with her Moroccan counterpart Nasser Bourita. The diplomat also confirmed that her country has withdrawn its recognition of the […]

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AfDB approves $204 mln for Morocco’s Social Protection Program

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved funding of $204 million to improve social protection in Morocco, the international lender said in a statement. According to the Bank, the main objective of the program is to broaden social protection in Morocco to include people with disabilities, children, and vulnerable women. The funding will support Morocco’s […]

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Libya: GNA reins in Egypt for hostage-linked comments

Libya: GNA reins in Egypt for hostage-linked comments

UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) Monday laid into Egypt after president Fattah al-Sisi accused the internationally recognized Libyan administration of being held hostage by militia. In speaking at World Youths Forum in Sharm el Sheikh on Sunday, the Egyptian leader indicated that the GNA is “unable to have a free and real will because […]

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Morocco: Gambia to open consulate mission in Dahkla

Gambia will soon open a consulate in Dahkla, foreign minister Mamadou Tangara announced Thursday as he met with his Moroccan counterpart, Nasser Bourita. The Gambian top diplomat indicated that the move will take effect as soon as possible. Gambia’s decision to open the diplomatic mission in Dahkla, Moroccan Sahara, adds weight to Morocco’s sovereignty over […]

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Sahara: Jamaica Renews Support to UN-Led Efforts Seeking Lasting Political Solution

Jamaica’s top diplomat Kamina Johnson Smith has renewed her country’s full backing to the efforts engaged by the United Nations to find an enduring and practical solution to the Sahara regional conflict. Following her meeting held Wednesday in Rabat with Moroccan peer Nasser Bourita, Mrs. Johnson Smith said Kingston maintains its position taken in 2016 […]

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OIC: Morocco’s King Calls for Enhancing Islamic Fraternity, Cooperation & Solidarity

King Mohammed VI has called on Islamic countries to strengthen the bonds of fraternity, cooperation and solidarity to achieve political stability, economic prosperity and social well-being of the peoples of the Muslim Ummah. In a message addressed to the participants in a ceremony held Thursday in Rabat to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Organization […]

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COP25:Morocco’s ambitious approach presented at climate summit

The head of the Moroccan government has highlighted the ambitious approach adopted by Morocco to face the challenges of climate change. Addressing the Summit of Heads of State and Government, held Monday in Madrid in the framework of the COP25, Saad Dine El Otmani pointed out that Morocco continues, under the leadership and personal involvement […]

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