In Speech to United Nations, Morocco Prioritizes Africa, Calls for Realistic Resolution of the Sahara

Washington, DC, September 21, 2017 (MACP) – Speaking at the 72nd General Assembly of the United Nations, Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Nasser Bourita hailed Morocco’s return to the African Union as a crowning achievement of King Mohammed VI’s vision and underscored Morocco’s commitment to Africa’s future. “Morocco will continue to shoulder its responsibilities within the African Union, as a founding member of the Organization of African ...

Morocco and the United States to Launch New Counterterrorism Initiative

Washington, DC, September 21, 2017 (MACP) – In a fact sheet issued yesterday, the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) announced that the United States will launch a new initiative with Morocco, “The Initiative to Address Homegrown Violent Extremists,” to be implemented in partnership with the International Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law (IIJ). The Initiative will “[address] the growing threat posed by ISIL/Da’esh-inspired and linked Homegrown Violent Extremists (HVEs), ...

Morocco is Still a Climate Change Champion

Kingdom Hosts 2nd Annual Climate Chance Summit Washington, DC, September 15, 2017 (MACP) — From September 11-13 the city of Agadir hosted the second annual Climate Chance Summit. It was the largest gathering yet of non-state actors engaged in the fight against climate change. Over 2,000 participants from nearly 80 countries gathered to discuss the importance of engaging non-state actors as key stakeholders in climate negotiations. They also emphasized their ...

King Mohammed VI: Africa is a Top Priority for Morocco

Washington, DC, August 21, 2017 (MACP) – In a speech to the nation on Sunday, King Mohammed VI reaffirmed Morocco’s commitment to Africa as a top priority. The speech marked the 64th anniversary of the King and People’s Revolution Day, which commemorates the exile of Morocco’s Sultan Sidi Mohammed ben Yusef by French colonial powers – a move that proved to be a turning point in Moroccan’s mobilization for independence. ...

On Throne Day, Moroccan King Calls on Elected Officials, Civil Servants to Uphold Citizens’ Interests

Washington, DC, July 31, 2017 (MACP) – In a speech to the nation on July 29 marking the 18th anniversary of his reign, Morocco’s King Mohammed VI strongly chastised civil servants and elected officials who have failed to provide strong and responsive democratic institutions equally across the country, saying, “The development projects and the political and institutional reforms carried out target a single goal: to serve citizens, wherever they may ...
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