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Sahara-UN: Security Council Extends MINURSO Mandate

The UN Security Council decided, on Tuesday, to extend the mandate of MINURSO until 31 October 2019, urging the parties to the Sahara conflict to show “realism and a spirit of compromise to move forward in the negotiations”. In its resolution 2468 adopted by a large majority, the Council praised, once again, Morocco’s autonomy plan […]

Morocco’s King outlines guidelines for enhancing Cen-Sad role

King Mohammed VI has outlined the guidelines that are likely to enhance the role of the Cen-Sad grouping as a preferred interlocutor for the resolution of the crises plaguing the Sahel-Sahara region, through a coordinated approach with the other Regional Economic Communities, the African Union, the United Nations, the European Union and other stakeholders. In […]

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Morocco’s prison administration transfers Rif detainees closer to their families

Morocco’s prison administration said that inmates who were convicted on charges relating to Rif protests will be moved to jails north of the country for humanitarian reasons. The decision was taken after an appeals court in Rabat confirmed the prison sentences against the activists of the Hirak who were convicted of threatening public order among […]

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Jewish-Muslim cohabitation, the Moroccan Exception in the Arab World – NYT

Morocco boasts a rich history of Jewish-Muslim cohabitation, and in the past several years, the kingdom has taken significant steps to strengthen it, while King Mohammed VI is carrying out a wide-ranging effort to revive his country’s Jewish heritage, in gestures of openness to remind Moroccan citizens, and the world, that the country’s Jewish history […]

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Pope Francis Pays Historic Visit to Morocco

Pope Francis paid Saturday and Sunday a historic visit to Morocco that he concluded with the celebration of a papal Mass at the Prince Moulay Abdellah sporting complex in Rabat. The Mass, which was aired worldwide, was attended by nearly 10,000 members of Morocco’s Catholic community. In his homily, the spiritual leader of the Catholic […]

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Pope Francis says he is coming to Morocco as “a pilgrim of peace and fraternity”

On the eve of his visit to Morocco this Saturday and Sunday at the invitation of King Mohammed VI, Commander of the Faithful, Pope Francis addressed a video message of greetings to the Moroccan people. In his message, the Pope, who expressed his thanks to King Mohammed VI for his gracious invitation, said he was […]

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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 […]

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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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