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Remarks of US Secretary of State John Kerry on Morocco’s National Day

Secretary Kerry meets with Moroccan Foreign Minister Salaheddine Mezouar at the second US-Morocco Strategic Dialogue. Photo: US Department of State

Secretary Kerry meets with Moroccan Foreign Minister Salaheddine Mezouar at the second US-Morocco Strategic Dialogue. Photo: US Department of State

On July 30, 2015, the US State Department released the following statement from Secretary of State John Kerry on the occasion of Throne Day:

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States of America, I offer my best wishes to King Mohammed VI and the Moroccan people as you celebrate the Feast of the Throne on July 30.

The United States is proud to partner with Morocco on a broad spectrum of issues ranging from cultural and educational exchanges to military cooperation. Ours is a strategic partnership, and we work together daily to advance our common priorities of a secure, stable, and prosperous North Africa and Middle East. We share a strong commitment to improving economic opportunity and prosperity for all Moroccans through efforts to develop its entrepreneurial ecosystem and educational resources.

We applaud recent commitments by Morocco’s public and private sectors to create more job opportunities for young Moroccans. Our constructive engagement with the Government of Morocco and Moroccan youth, the private sector, and civil society are helping the Moroccan people realize their civic aspirations.

More broadly, we are pleased with our expanding collaboration with Morocco as we seek to address global and regional security challenges and applaud Moroccan leadership on efforts to counter violent extremism.

In the spirit of friendship between our people and governments, we look forward to deepening our strong relationship that has endured for over two centuries. I wish the people of Morocco a joyful celebration and prosperity in the year to come.

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