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Antiterrorism: Washington Praises Morocco’s Efforts in GCTF

United Nations - US Secretary of State John Kerry praised, here Tuesday, Morocco for being at the forefront of the efforts of the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF). "I'd like to extend my thanks to our colleagues from Morocco and the Netherlands to be at the forefront of the efforts of GCTF in order to set up the first international framework of the best practices, which will be adopted today to counter ...

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King Mohammed VI’s Right of Reply to the French Magazine Le Point

Marrakech - The Moroccan royal cabinet has sent to the French magazine Le Point an article as a right of reply on behalf of King Mohammed VI in response to an article published in the magazine on July 24, 2014 which Morocco considered as undermining “the sovereign’s honor and reputation.” The article published by Le Point concerned the wealth and private business transactions conducted on the King’s behalf. ...

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Benkirane to Represent King Mohammed VI at UN General Assembly

New York - Moroccan head of government, Abdelilah Benkirane is due to represent King Mohammed VI at the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly, whose general debate will kick off on Wednesday morning. Benkirane’s last minute flight comes after King Mohammed VI cancelled his participation in the UN major annual gathering of heads of state and government. The Moroccan monarch was expected to addr ...

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King Mohammed VI Cancels His participation at UN General Assembly

New York - King Mohammed VI of Morocco cancelled his planned trip to New York to participate in the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly, according to media sources. The announcement was made 24 hours after the Moroccan Ministry of the Royal Household said that the Moroccan monarch would travel to New York on Tuesday to attend the General Debate of the United Nations General Assembly. King Mo ...

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French Daily Le Monde Hails RAM Flights to Ebola-stricken Countries

Paris - Morocco's decision to maintain its flights to Ebola-stricken African countries is in line with Rabat's influential policy in the continent, wrote "Le Monde" newspaper on Wednesday. By keeping its flights to Ebola-stricken countries, Morocco is indisputably wining points as a major and responsible African actor, it said. Noting that stopping flights by several carriers towards countries affected by t ...

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UN General Assembly: Participation of close to 140 heads of state, includin King Mohammed VI

New York - Close to 140 heads of state, including King Mohammed VI, and heads of government are expected starting Wednesday in New York to take part in the 69th session of the UN general assembly, from September 24 through October 1st. On Tuesday, the General Assembly started its week-long session with a summit on climatic changes, convened by Secretary, Ban Ki-moon, to draw a work plan and set up a worldwi ...

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Central Africa: UNSG Counts on “Professionalism, Integrity, Commitment” of Moroccan troops

New York - Secretary General of the UN Ban Ki- moon said "he counts on the professionalism, integrity and commitment of the Moroccan troops to reach stability in Central Africa."  "I wish to reiterate my concern regarding attacks against civilians and I count on the professionalism, integrity and commitment of the Moroccan troops to achieve the stabilization of the country which is necessary to put the Cent ...

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Morocco Watches Its Borders as Jihadists Announced Allegiance to ISIS in Algeria

Rabat- The Royal Gendarmerie has strengthened its positions in several border points south of the kingdom, especially in the provinces of Smara, Laayoune and Dakhla. According to the Moroccan daily Al Massae, the General Command of the Royal Gendarmerie deployed reinforcements in the southern provinces aiming to increase the security at the kingdom’s borders with Algeria, after a jihadist group announced it ...

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Ban Praises Initiatives of King Mohammed VI to Promote peace, Stability in Africa

United Nations - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has praised the initiatives of King Mohammed VI in favor of peace, stability and harmony in several African countries, particularly in the Sahel. "Spiritual and religious leaders have a key role to play in promoting harmony between communities in the Sahel," the UN Chief said in an interview with MAP, praising "in particular the decision of HM King Mohammed ...

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United Nations: Morocco Calls for International Solidarity to Fight Desertification

United Nations, New York - Morocco called, Monday, for a regional and international solidarity to fight against desertification and climate change. "The objectives to fight this phenomenon would be difficult to achieve without a local, regional and international solidarity," Minister Delegate for the Environment, Hakima El Haite, at a session on sustainable land management, organized by Morocco, Qatar, Germ ...

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Bouaida Highlights Moroccan Digital Plan at New York Economic Forum

New York - Minister Delegate for Foreign Affairs, Mbarka Bouaida, said that Morocco's sectoral strategies and policies, as well as large-scale reforms like the Digital Plan "plan Maroc Numeric," take account of the human development in order to support social mutations, improve public services and enterprises' productivity, and develop Information technology. Speaking at the 2014 New York Economic Forum on ...

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Morocco’s Head of Govt. receives CEO of General Electric

Rabat - Head of government Abdelilah Benkirane received, on Monday in Rabat, chief executive officer of General Electric (GE) Jeffrey Immelt who is on a working visit to Morocco. During the meeting, Benkirane highlighted Morocco's reform process carried out, under the leadership of Mohammed VI, in all areas notably in the economic field for which several measures were adopted to promote the business climate ...

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