Business Brief: International media praise Morocco’s development, while economy slows in 2Q due to lagging agricultural production hit by lack of rain – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader April 16, 2018 Both the International Policy Digest and the MediTelegraph recently published articles praising the advances of the Moroccan economy and future prospects. In a post “Is The ‘Moroccan Exception’ Myth or Reality,” the International Policy Digest described the key factors in Morocco’s current success, going so far as to say “Morocco is unique in the region in its governance and culture.” In contrast to many ...

Don’t Go to Morocco Without Visiting Mohamed Id Hammou in the High Atlas — Ambassador Edward M. Gabriel (ret.)

Ambassador Edward M. Gabriel (ret.) April 2, 2018 With Spring in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco comes the harvest of the cherries, amidst the roaring rivers that flow from the snows of Mount Toubkal and surrounding peaks.  Mount Toubkal, the second highest peak in Africa, rises to nearly 14,000 feet, competing with the heights of most peaks of the Colorado Rockies.  In the Spring, a tourist will meet colorfully ...

International Donors Conference on the Sahel, Much Ado…Will It Make a Difference – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader March 22, 2018 According to a number of reports, more than 60 delegations and 14 partner countries gathered in Brussels last month to put meat on the bones of the G5 Sahel force set up in 2017 to enable Mali, Mauritania, Burkina Faso, Niger, and Chad build their military capabilities to conduct anti-terrorism operations in their countries and along their borders. There were also discussions concerning the ...

King Mohammed VI Reaffirms Commitment to South-South Cooperation “At the Heart of Our Africa Policy” – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader March 19, 2018 In a message addressed to the Crans Montana Forum on “Africa and South-South Cooperation,” which was held last week in the southern Moroccan city of Dakhla, King Mohammed VI emphasized the centrality of Africa in Morocco’s foreign policy. He mentioned how highly he regards Morocco’s relations with countries on the continent and how there are many opportunities for Africa’s future if it seriously promotes ...

Business Briefs: Moroccan Agricultural Sector Lauded; New Investments Push Packaging, Finance, Aerospace, and Energy Sectors; While Kosmos Puts Its Project on Hold – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader February 14, 2018 Why Agriculture is a key sector in Moroccan economy was detailed in an article in the North Africa Post. It reviewed a report in the Euro Med Invest Business Guide that pointed out that despite the variances in rain that result in swings of up to 5-8% of GDP a year, the country is investing in long-term solutions to add value to the sector. ...
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