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Morocco, Nigeria set to explore new horizons for cooperation in energy, Amara

Rabat - Minister of Energy, Mines, Water and the Environment, Abdelkader Amara, and Nigerian minister-delegate for electricity, Chinedu Nebo, agreed to strengthen bilateral cooperation in the field of energy, which should open new horizons based on a mutually beneficial partnership. Amara, who was speaking at a press briefing following a meeting with his Nigerian counterpart on the sidelines of the 8th Germ ...

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Morocco’s economic growth slows in first quarter as agricultural output falls

Rabat - Morocco's economic growth slowed sharply to 2.5 percent in the first quarter from a year earlier, and is likely to ease slightly again this quarter as agricultural output shrinks, the country's planning agency said on Tuesday. Agriculture, which accounts for about 15 percent of Morocco's gross domestic product, fell 3.4 percent in the first three months of 2014 and is expected to drop 3.9 percent in ...

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Will the EU CAP Affect Its Agricultural Agreement with Morocco?

Marrakech- While EU Commissioner Stefan Fule in 2012 hailed the EU-Morocco agreement on the liberalization of trade in agricultural products, fish and fishery products as a sign of the EU’s credibility in advancing relations with its southern neighbor, hat credibility now seems to be in doubt. Moroccan press today carried reports that yesterday the Council of Europe endorsed the adoption of the Common Agric ...

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Africa needs to adopt integrated policies to ‘attractive market’ in energy, Minister

Hamburg - Africa is called to adopt coherent and integrated policies to be an "attractive market" for companies operating in the energy sector, said Monday in Hamburg, Minister of Energy, Mines, Water and the Environment, Abdelkader Amara. Speaking at the opening session of the 8th German-African Energy Forum, the Minister stressed the special relations of Morocco with sub-Saharan Africa and their role in t ...

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Casablanca Finance City, a Business Hub Facilitating Investors’ Access to African Market

Monaco - Casablanca Finance City (CFC) stands as a financial and business hub facilitating investors' access to the African market, Director general of the center, told Monaco business operators, Said Ibrahimi. This young financial place, which has won international recognition, is a gateway to African countries, especially the French-speaking ones, he stressed in a meeting on investments opportunities in M ...

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EU Official to Discuss in Morocco Changes on Price System for Fruits and Vegetables

Brussels - The European Union Director General of agriculture and rural development, Jerzy Plewa, will travel to Morocco on April 23 to follow up with Moroccan authorities the EU changes to rules on Entry Price System for Fruits and Vegetables. Plewa "has expressed his readiness to follow up on these technical level discussions," said on Monday spokesman of the European commissioner in charge of agriculture ...

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IMF-WB Joint Meeting: Morocco’s Minister Urges For Consolidation of Regional Integration

Washington - Morocco's Delegate-Minister for Budget, Driss El Azami El Idrissi, urged for consolidating regional integration and South-South cooperation. The delegate-minister who took part in Washington in the Development Committee of the International monetary fund and World Bank underscored that regional integration and South-South cooperation are of prime importance for developing countries if they are ...

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Official Presents at IMF Conference Morocco’s Reforms to Promote Growth, Jobs

Washington - Chairman of the Moroccan economic, social and environmental council (CESE), Nizar Baraka, presented on Saturday in Washington the democratic and economic reforms adopted in Morocco to promote more inclusive and job-generating growth. Baraka who spoke during a conference held by the International Monetary Fund on "Arab economic transformation among political transition," stressed that Morocco ha ...

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Moroccan Olive Oil Exporters Conquer International Market at Sol & Agrifood, Verona

By Elisabeth R. Myers Washington - Moroccan olive oil exporters exhibited their products this week at the International Olive Oil Salon, “Sol & Agrifood,” which opened officially on Monday, April 7, 2014, in Verona, Italy, attended by the Secretary-General of the Moroccan Ministry of Agriculture and Maritime Fishing, Mohammed Sadiki, and other notable officials from the Autonomous Establishment of Contr ...

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Tin Project to be launched shortly in Morocco

Rabat - A tin production unit in Achmmach, 40 km south-west of Meknes, will be launched shortly, says a release of the ministry of energy, mining, water and environment. According to the release, ministry of energy, mining, water and environment, Abdelkader Amara, made the announcement in a meeting with CEO of Australian mining company Kasbah Resources Ltc, Rod Marston, who is in charge of the project. The ...

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Modification of prices for Moroccan fruits and vegetables, incomprehensible move from EU

Rabat - Moroccan minister of agriculture and fisheries, Aziz Akhannouch, said the European Union's decision to modify mechanisms of the access price for Moroccan fruits and vegetables is both "astonishing and incomprehensible." "Moving to modify the access price system for Moroccan fruits and vegetables is a step backward on the negotiations that mobilized for a long period of time Moroccan and European off ...

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Moroccan agricultural exports: Benkirane calls on EU to preserve investments of Morocco

Rabat - Head of government, Abdelilah Benkirane called Thursday on the European Union to quickly find practical solutions to preserve the contractual interests of the Kingdom, and maintain the traditional flows of Moroccan exports of fruits and vegetables into the European market in accordance with the Agreement on Agriculture. In a meeting with Rupert Joy, Head of the EU Delegation in Rabat on the new prov ...

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