Morocco Builds New Embassy Headquarters in Washington
Washington, March 16, 2012 (MAP)
Moroccan Foreign Saad Dine El Otmani kicked off, on Thursday in Washington, works to build a new embassy headquarters in the United States.The ceremony was attended by U.S. Deputy Secretary of State, Thomas Nides, the U.S. ambassador in Morocco, Samuel Kaplan, and Morocco’s ambassador in Washington, Rachad Bouhlal.
El Otmani told the press that the construction of the new headquarters of Morocco’s embassy attests, once again, to the Kingdom’s desire to further consolidate its long-standing relations with the United States at all levels.
Nides said that the construction of the new embassy headquarters will herald a “new chapter” in relations between the two countries, and reiterated his country’s strong commitment to support Morocco in a wide range of issues, inclduing Justice reform and economic and social development.
He also welcomed the economic and trade exchanges between Morocco and the United States, particularly within the framework of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA), noting that these exchanges have quadrupled since the entry into force of this agreement in 2006.