Paris, September 26, 2011 (MAP) Morocco "stands out" from the rest of North African and the Middle Eastern countries in registering a "significant rise" in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) projects during the first half of 2011, underscored the ANIMA-MIPO, the Observatory of investment and partnerships announcements in the Mediterranean.With a rise of 23% in FDI compared to the same period in 2010, Morocco differentiates itself from the other Maghreb and Mashreq countries, the Observatory said in its Review of Investment and Partnership Announcements.