Morocco Remains Safe despite Rise in Terrorist Activity in North Africa/Sahel in 2016

Study Lauds Morocco’s Counterterrorism Initiatives, Urges Resolution to Sahara Conflict Washington, DC, April 14, 2017, Moroccan American Center for Policy (MACP) — The number of terrorist incidents in the Maghreb and Sahel regions of Africa rose 14% in 2016, according to a study released Thursday by The Inter-University Center on Terrorism Studies (IUCTS) and the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, reaching the second highest level since 9/11. The eighth annual ...

Morocco, Longtime US Counterterrorism Ally, Attends Anti-ISIS Coalition Meeting in Washington

Washington, DC, March 23, 2017, Moroccan American Center for Policy (MACP) — Nasser Bourita, Morocco’s Minister Delegate of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, was in Washington yesterday for a meeting of the Ministers of the anti-ISIS Global Coalition, convened by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to “review and accelerate the campaign for the lasting defeat of ISIS.” Morocco was the first Maghreb country to join the coalition, and was designated ...

Morocco, US Conclude Tenth Annual Flintlock Military Exercise

Washington, DC, March 17, 2017, Moroccan American Center for Policy (MACP) — United States forces yesterday concluded Exercise Flintlock 2017, a three-week military training exercise in Morocco and six other African host nations sponsored by US Africa Command. More than 2,000 military personnel from 24 African and Western nations participated in the tenth iteration of the exercise, which was established in 2005 to “[strengthen] security institutions, [promote] multilateral sharing of ...

King Mohammed VI’s August 20 Speech Hailed Abroad as a Message of Peace, Tolerance | North Africa Post

King Mohammed VI’s recent speech draws strong praise across the globe: Several foreign officials and media outlets have highlighted the importance and timeliness of the speech delivered by Morocco’s King Mohammed VI on the 63rd anniversary of the Revolution of the King and the People, wherein he called on monotheists to pool efforts to fight the scourge of terrorism, which is sparing no community and no country. In this vein, ...

Full Text of King Mohammed VI’s Speech on 63rd Anniversary of Revolution of King and People

On August 20, 2016, Morocco’s King Mohammed VI addressed the following speech to the nation on the occasion of the 63rd anniversary of the Revolution of the King and the People: “Praise be to God May peace and blessings be upon the Prophet, His Kith and Kin Dear Citizens, The commemoration of historical events is not simply a cause for celebration. It is also an opportunity to ponder the values ...
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