Full Text of King Mohammed VI’s Speech at Parliament Opening

On October 13, 2017, Morocco’s King Mohammed VI addressed the following speech before the members of the Parliament’s two houses (the House of Representatives and the House of Advisors), at the opening of the first session of the second legislative year of the tenth legislature: “Praise be to God May peace and blessings be upon the Prophet, His Kith and Kin Ladies and Gentlemen, Distinguished Members of Parliament, It is ...

On Business in Morocco: French Publication Offers Up its Assessment of Opportunities in Morocco and the Maghreb – Good Advice for Any Business – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC October 11, 2017 The Affiches Parisiennes Journal of Law and Legal Information, which provides information to Francophone accounting and financial services professionals, recently produced an overview of what their profession needs to know about the Maghreb in order to serve their business clients more effectively. It has insights that are worth noting by anyone interested in doing business in the region, and particularly Morocco. As a ...

Morocco keeps its World Cup dreams alive with a 3-0 win over Gabon – Caitlin Dearing Scott

Caitlin Dearing Scott October 10, 2017 Morocco’s national soccer team, the Atlas Lions, moved to the top of Group C with a 3-0 win over Gabon on Saturday, coming one step closer to achieving its World Cup dreams for the first time since 1998. After missing a golden opportunity to claim the top of the table from Ivory Coast after the last match – a draw with Mali after Gabon’s ...

Business Blog: Update on Clean Energy Projects in Morocco – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC October 10, 2017 As part of the country’s national energy strategy, Morocco has initiated several high profile solar powered desalination projects and is meeting its targets for installing renewable energy in place of expensive oil and gas imports. Its clean energy strategy is diversified, drawing on solar, wind, and hydroelectric projects to make the goal of 52% of the national energy needs by 2030 within sight. ...

Morocco’s Automobile Sector Set for New Manufacturer; Wind Power Continues to Move Ahead; Another International Company Sets Sights on Morocco; EBRD Ups Support for Morocco; Moroccan Team to Compete in International Social Entrepreneurship Challenge; and Country Launches Training Program for African Officials – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC October 5, 2017 Fiat has joined other major automobile manufacturers in setting up shop in Morocco; Siemens discloses progress on wind blades production; Spanish media giant selects Morocco as its African platform; and EBRD continues its support for growing small and medium enterprises. Elsewhere, Moroccans will compete to demonstrate green projects and begins training programs for local officials from Africa. Fiat-Chrysler will establish its Magneti Marelli ...
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