Posts Tagged ‘US-Morocco relations’

A New Year in Morocco-US Relations? – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC December 22, 2016 In its recent 2017 Global Forecast, the Center for Strategic and Internal Studies (CSIS) asked veteran policy analyst, security expert, and former senior government official Dr. Anthony H. Cordesman to provide his perspective on “What are the main risks we face in the Middle East?” True to form, he did not waste any words on trying to crystal-ball the incoming Administration but instead ...

Western Sahara – Serious, Credible, Realistic? – Robert M. Holley

Robert M. Holley May 6, 2016 “Serious, credible and realistic.” These are the words routinely used by the Obama Administration to describe Morocco’s 2007 compromise political initiative – based on continued Moroccan sovereignty and broad autonomy for the local population — to resolve the four-decades-old Western Sahara problem. However, at this point, it is worth asking whether the Obama Administration’s execution of its declared policy is itself either serious, credible ...

American Firms Launch Consortium to Build Hydrocarbon Terminal in Morocco – Jean R. AbiNader

Site of Nador West Med Port to Boost Regional Capacity Responsibly Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC March 18, 2016 In a promising boost to Morocco’s efforts to construct a modern port at Nador on the Mediterranean coast, a US-based investment advisory company, lixia Capsia Gestionis (LixCap, www.lixcap.com) has assembled a consortium to build and manage a “break and build” bulk hub for the storage and re-export of hydrocarbons and its products. ...

US-Morocco Kick off Business Development Conference in Rabat April 11-13 – Jean R. AbiNader

Focus on Manufacturing, Renewable Energy, and Gateway to Africa Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC March 14, 2016 The private sector complement to the third Morocco-US Strategic Dialogue, the US-Morocco Business Development Conference, will be held in Rabat April 11-13 featuring site visits that will connect participants to several of the premier business opportunities in the country. The three highlighted themes of the conference are energy, manufacturing, and doing business with Africa, ...

Mobile Chamber signs trade memo as gateway to Morocco | Alabama Newscenter

Alabama’s Mobile Area Chamber has signed an agreement with the American Chamber of Commerce in Morocco “to promote trade and build mutually beneficial business connections”: The [Mobile Area Chamber] has signed a memorandum of understanding with the American Chamber of Commerce in Morocco calling for the organizations to promote trade and build mutually beneficial business connections. The development comes on the third day of an Alabama trade and business development mission that began ...
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