Text of King Mohammed VI’s Speech on Occasion of Throne Day

On July 30, 2015, on the occasion of Throne Day, King Mohammed VI delivered the following speech to the nation: Praise be to God, may peace and blessings be upon the Prophet, His Kith and Kin. Dear Citizens, Today, we are proudly celebrating the sixteenth anniversary of my accession to the glorious Alawite throne. This is not just a passing, temporary celebration, but a highly significant moment which embodies the ...

Why the Western Sahara Matters | The Journal of International Security Affairs

In an article published in the Journal of International Security Affairs, American Enterprise Institute scholar Michael Rubin makes the case for Morocco’s autonomy plan: Diplomats naturally seek compromise, but win-win situations only work when both sides sincerely seek a settlement. Had the referendum enshrined in the MINURSO mission been viable, it would have long ago occurred. Boiler-plate language for direct negotiations between Morocco and the Polisario are meaningless if not ...

Morocco is privileged partner of EU in security, counterterrorism fight and immigration, EU high representative for foreign affairs | Maghreb Arab Press

The EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini’s comments during her first official trip to Morocco: Morocco is a privileged partner of the European Union (EU) in the field of security, the counterterrorism fight and the management of immigration, said, on Tuesday in Rabat, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini. In a statement to the press following her ...

UN Envoy: Morocco Plays ‘Important Role’ in Political Support to Inter-Libyan Talks | Maghreb Arab Press

Morocco is playing a positive role in the search for a lasting solution to the Libya crisis, according to the UN: Morocco has played a “very important role” in the political support to the talks between the Libyan parties, crowned by the initialing Saturday night of the Skhirat Agreement aimed at ending the political and military crisis, U.N. Special Envoy Bernardino Leon said. “The Skhirat Agreement was made possible thanks ...

Two Morocco Women Acquitted of Indecency Charges | AFP

A victory for Morocco and its civil society, which had mobilized in support of two women who were facing charges of indecency: A Moroccan court acquitted two women who faced charges of “gross indecency” for wearing dresses in public, their lawyer said Monday, after their case sparked a national outcry. “This is a victory not only for these two women but for all members of civil society who mobilized,” said ...
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