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On President’s Day, the Long History of Morocco’s Kings and America’s Presidents

Washington, DC, February 20, 2017, Moroccan American Center for Policy (MACP) — George Washington, whose birthday is celebrated the third Monday in February as President’s Day—holds a special place in Morocco’s diplomatic history. Morocco became the first country to recognize the newly independent United States, when Sultan Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdullah announced in 1777 that “all vessels sailing under the American flag could freely enter Moroccan ports.” The Sultan sought ...

The Family Grows Bigger: Reactions to the African Union’s Historic Decision to Admit Morocco – Jordana Merran

By Jordana Merran February 9, 2017 It’s been just over a week since an overwhelming majority of African Union (AU) member states (39 of 54) agreed to admit Morocco to the pan-African organization after a 33-year hiatus. The historic decision is a crowning achievement for Moroccan King Mohammed VI, who has made Africa a foreign policy priority during his reign. As he outlined in a speech to the AU the ...

Morocco’s King Mohammed VI to African Union: “I am home at last”

King Delivers Speech at 28th African Union Summit, Day after Historic Decision Washington, DC, January 31, 2017, Moroccan American Center for Policy (MACP) — In a visionary speech delivered to the 28th African Union (AU) Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Tuesday, Morocco’s King Mohammed VI reaffirmed his country’s “commitment to the development and prosperity of African citizens” and pledged to “help bring about unity and progress” to the continent. ...

Full Speech of King Mohammed VI at 28th African Union Summit

On Tuesday, January 31– the day after the African Union (AU) made its historic decision to admit Morocco to the organization– King Mohammed VI delivered a speech to attendees. Below is the full text thereof:   “Praise be to God May peace and blessings be upon the Prophet, His Kith and Kin. His Excellency President Alpha Condé, Chairman of the 28th AU Summit, Distinguished Heads of State and Government, Honourable ...

Morocco Rejoins African Union with Overwhelming Majority of AU Member Votes

Historic Decision Affirms Morocco’s Regional Leadership, Commitment to African Development Washington, DC, January 30, 2017, Moroccan American Center for Policy (MACP) — An overwhelming majority of African Union (AU) member states voted on Monday to admit Morocco to the pan-African organization after a 33-year hiatus. The historic decision, in which 39 of 54 member states voted in favor, is a crowning achievement for Moroccan King Mohammed VI’s diplomatic goals and ...
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