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EU – Morocco: Council adopts sustainable fisheries partnership agreement

The European Council on Monday adopted a decision on the conclusion of the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the EU and the Kingdom of Morocco, the related implementation protocol and the exchange of letters accompanying the agreement, thereby paving the way for its future implementation, the council announced in a press release. This adoption follows […]

Sahel: Morocco to pay for feasibility studies to finalize Climate Investment Plan

King Mohammed VI announced, Monday, that Morocco will pay for the feasibility studies to finalize the Climate Investment Plan for the Sahel region. Addressing the 1st Conference of the Climate Commission for the Sahel region, convened in Niamey, the capital of Niger, the Sovereign underlined the importance of the Climate Investment Plan for the Sahel […]

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Morocco’s King reiterates commitment to good governance

King Mohammed VI of Morocco has reiterated his commitment to promote good governance, improve public administration services and preserve citizens against any administrative or legal abuses. This came at separate meetings he held Thursday at the royal Palace in Rabat with the heads of two constitutional institutions that he named the same day. The Sovereign […]

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UN Chief grateful to Morocco for hosting conference on Global Compact for Migration

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres, who was received Tuesday in Rabat by King Mohammed VI, expressed enormous gratitude to the Sovereign and to the Kingdom of Morocco for hosting the conference for the adoption of the Global Compact for Migration. He thanked the King for the successful organization in Morocco of the intergovernmental conference […]

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Migration is not a security issue, Says King of Morocco

Migration is not a security issue – nor should it become one… and security concerns should not be invoked to deny mobility. The statement came in the Message that King Mohammed VI has addressed to the Intergovernmental Conference on the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, taking place in Marrakech Dec.10-11. A repressive […]

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Sahara: a “peaceful solution” to conflict is possible, says UN envoy

The first UN-led talks in six years over the disputed Sahara-region concluded on a positive note on Thursday in Geneva, where the UN Secretary General’s personal envoy Horst Köhler said that further discussions are planned “in the first quarter of 2019”. Speaking to journalists after a two-day roundtable in the Swiss city, Mr Köhler said […]

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Stakeholders to Sahara issue to hold second roundtable early 2019

The stakeholders to the Sahara issue, namely Morocco, Algeria, Mauritania and the Polisario have decided to hold a second roundtable on this regional conflict during the first quarter of 2019. The decision was made at the initial round table on the Sahara issue held in Geneva December 5-6, at the invitation of the UN Secretary […]

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COP24: Morocco’s King pleads for more support to Africa, a victim of climate change

King Mohammed VI of Morocco has once again called international partners to grant more support to Africa, a victim of climate change. “The African continent is severely affected by the negative impacts of climate change even though Africa bears no responsibility for this unjust situation,” said the Sovereign in a message he addressed to the […]

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African countries urged to sign the Luxembourg Protocol

The Chief of Industrialization and Infrastructure at the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Soteri Gatera, has urged African countries to sign the Luxembourg Protocol because railways are the key to open and free trade across Africa and their development is critical to the continent’s sustainable development agenda. Speaking during the fourth Program for Infrastructure Development […]

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Morocco’s King urges African Cities to fight Street Children Phenomenon

King Mohammed VI of Morocco has urged African cities, urban communities and all local officials to fight the phenomenon of street children and put child-related issues at the heart of decentralization policies. This came in a message read out Saturday at the launch from Marrakech of the pan-African campaign for “African Cities without Street Children” […]

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