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Washington lauds Rabat for repatriating eight citizens held in war-torn Syria

The US State Department Sunday welcomed Morocco’s move to repatriate eight Moroccan citizens held in Syria by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a US-Backed Kurdish-Arab Alliance. “Repatriating foreign terrorists to their countries of origin is the best solution to prevent them from returning to the battlefield,” said Robert Palladino, State Department deputy spokesman in a […]

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Qatar Airways expands operations with Doha-Rabat route

Qatar’s national flagship carrier has announced the launch late May of a new route to Morocco, connecting Doha to Rabat, in addition to already existing operations in Casablanca and Marrakech Qatar Airways made the announcement at world’s largest tourism gathering, ITB, in Berlin on Wednesday as it unveiled seven new destinations. Scheduled to start on […]

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Morocco-South Africa: Pretoria validates Morocco’s first ambassador since 2014

South Africa has accepted the accreditation of Moroccan veteran diplomat Youssef El Amrani as the kingdom’s first envoy since 2014, the year the North African country recalled its ambassador to protest against Pretoria’s recognition of the pseudo- Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic.   The Moroccan foreign ministry has received South Africa’s acceptance of El Amrani’s appointment, […]

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Rabat & Amman Share Same Views on Regional & International Issues

Speaker of Moroccan House of Representatives (lower house), Habib El Malki, and Jordanian Prime Minister, Omar Razzaz, hailed on Monday in Amman the excellent ties binding the two countries which same viewpoints and stands on several regional and international issues, including the Palestinian cause and the right of the Palestinians to establish their independent state […]

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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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King of Spain starts official visit to Morocco

King Felipe VI of Spain and Queen Dona Letizia arrived this Wednesday in Rabat on a two-day official visit to Morocco at the invitation of King Mohammed VI. The Spanish guests were welcomed at the airport by the Moroccan Sovereign, who was accompanied by Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan, Prince Moulay Rachid and princesses Lalla […]

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Rabat Appreciates Adoption by EU Parliament of Morocco-EU Fisheries Deal

The European Parliament adopted Tuesday with a resounding majority the new fisheries agreement with Morocco, including the Sahara, a historic vote which prompted the appreciation of the North African country looking upbeat over the future of Morocco-EU strategic partnership. In a press release issued by the Moroccan Foreign ministry, Rabat expressed its appreciation for the […]

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Gabon soldiers seize national radio station in “failed” coup attempt

A group of soldiers have seized state radio in apparent coup attempt in Gabon in the early hours of Monday, local media reported. The military officers who announced the seizure of power through national media, identified themselves as Youth Movement of the Gabonese Defense and Security Forces (MPJFDS). The leader of the coup, Lieutenant Kelly […]

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Presence of pseudo-SADR at TICAD in Tokyo, ‘Big Problem’- Japanese FM Spokesperson

The presence of the pseudo- Sahrawi Republic (SADR) at the Ministerial Preparatory Meeting of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) “was a big problem” that Japan has overcome “to avoid embarrassment,” Spokesperson of the Japanese Foreign Ministry Mitsuko Shino said Monday in Rabat. The Spokeswoman, who is part of the delegation accompanying Japanese […]

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