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 King Mohammed VI to African Union: “I am home at last”

King Delivers Speech at 28th African Union Summit, Day after Historic Decision Washington, DC, January 31, 2017, Moroccan American Center for Policy (MACP) — In a visionary speech delivered to the 28th African Union (AU) Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Tuesday, Morocco’s King Mohammed VI reaffirmed his country’s “commitment to the development and prosperity of African citizens” and pledged to “help bring about unity and progress” to the continent. ...

Morocco Rejoins African Union with Overwhelming Majority of AU Member Votes

Historic Decision Affirms Morocco’s Regional Leadership, Commitment to African Development Washington, DC, January 30, 2017, Moroccan American Center for Policy (MACP) — An overwhelming majority of African Union (AU) member states voted on Monday to admit Morocco to the pan-African organization after a 33-year hiatus. The historic decision, in which 39 of 54 member states voted in favor, is a crowning achievement for Moroccan King Mohammed VI’s diplomatic goals and ...

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 ...

Bloomberg again Names Morocco among 50 Most Innovative Economies in the World

Results Reflect Morocco’s Success in Implementing King Mohammed VI’s Vision for Modern, Growing Economy Washington, DC, January 19, 2017 (MACP) — Morocco was again named among the 50 most innovative economies in the world and one of just two such economies in Africa by the 2017 Bloomberg Innovation Index released Tuesday. The Index evaluated over 200 world economies before trimming the list to 78 that had data on at least ...
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