Morocco Signs on to the African Continental Free Trade Area as Latest Step to Affirm Commitment to Africa – Jean R. AbiNader

  Jean R. AbiNader March 27, 2018 Saad Eddine El Othmani, the Head of Government, led Morocco’s delegation to the 10th Extraordinary Summit of the African Union (AU) held in Kigali, at which 44 African countries signed an agreement to initiate a continental free trade area (AfCFTA). He said it was a historic event that marks a major step in the process of African integration. El Othmani noted that discussions ...

Morocco Ranks Third in 2018 Climate Change Performance Index, Solidifying Place as World Leader in Fight Against Climate Change

Washington, DC, November 28, 2017 (MACP) – For the third year in a row, Morocco ranked in the top ten of the Climate Change Performance Index, placing third behind only Sweden and Lithuania in the annual index published by Germanwatch, the NewClimate Institute, and the Climate Action Network. The index, which evaluates and compares the climate protection performance of 56 countries and the EU, cited Morocco’s  high ratings in the ...

Morocco Maintains Lead in North Africa in Latest World Bank “Doing Business” Report, Continues to Improve in Key Metrics

Washington, DC, November 2, 2017 (MACP) – In the World Bank’s 2018 “Doing Business – Reforming to Create Jobs” report, Morocco again ranked number one in North Africa and third overall in the Middle East and North Africa region. Morocco’s overall score (67.91) placed it over 10 points above the regional average (56.72) and a strong performer in comparison to Tunisia (63.58) and Algeria (46.71). The report is the 15th ...

King Mohammed VI Calls for New Development Model

Urges rapid implementation of Regionalization to support “bold” initiatives Washington, DC, October 17, 2017 (MACP) – In his speech at the opening session of Parliament this week, King Mohammed VI called for reconsideration of Morocco’s development model “in order to keep abreast of changes in the country.” The King noted that, “Although Morocco has made tangible progress, which is recognized throughout the world, we have to admit that our national ...

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 ...
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