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 ...

Morocco’s Return to African Union: Washington Praises HM the King’s ‘Strong Leadership’ | MAP

The United States has praised Morocco’s return to the African Union and the “strong leadership” of HM King Mohammed VI, the State Department said Tuesday. The United States congratulates Morocco on its return, the State Department said, underlining that “HM King Mohammed VI’s strong leadership and the government of Morocco have returned the country to its rightful place in the institutional family of the African continent”. “We believe Morocco’s membership ...

Mississippi State University, International University of Rabat Honored by Institute of International Education for Innovative Partnership Program

Award Signals Strength, Growth of US-Morocco Educational Ties Washington, DC, January 26, 2017 (MACP) —The Institute of International Education (IIE) honored Mississippi State University (MSU) on Monday with an Andrew Heiskell Award for Innovation in International Education for its partnership with Morocco’s International University of Rabat (UIR). In 2015, the two universities launched a dual degree program in automotive and aerospace engineering that has since grown to include projects to ...

Tête-à-tête Talks with HM the King ‘Very Comprehensive’ (John Kerry) | MAP

U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, described as “very comprehensive” and “very positive” his tête-à-tête talks with HM King Mohammed VI, on Wednesday at the Royal reception room of the Palais des Congrès in Marrakech. “With HM the King we had a very comprehensive and very positive discussion,” the U.S. official told the press, stressing that “President Barack Obama and I are grateful for the quality of relations we have ...

Morocco and Boeing Announce Major Aerospace Investment Ahead of Third Annual US-Morocco Business Forum

New Aerospace Ecosystem in Morocco to Facilitate Manufacturing, Create 8,700 Jobs Washington, DC, September 27, 2016 (MACP) – Today, the Kingdom of Morocco and Seattle-based aerospace company Boeing announced plans to establish a Boeing industrial ecosystem in Morocco that will bring 120 Boeing suppliers to the country, create 8,200 skilled jobs, and generate $1 billion in exports. The Memorandum of Understanding outlining the project, signed by Morocco’s Minister of Industry, ...
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