WASHINGTON - Once, the late King Hassan II said that Morocco is a tree, its roots go deep into Africa and its branches reach into Europe. For decades, Morocco maintained outstanding bilateral relationships with many African nations, and has been involved in many projects to assist and develop those nations. Morocco has developed a series of high-profile projects that have garnered attention in the continent's public discourse. For example, the kingdom's National Office of Electricity is now supplying electricity throughout the rural areas along the Senegal River, affecting many villages and thousands of people. Along the way, the initiative is expanding expertise within the kingdom's borders, in the form of an indigenous rural electrification program that has brought electricity to 98% of villages across Morocco.