Taroudant - Morocco is among the most politically stable countries in the world, according to Global Risk Map 2016, published on Monday.
Taroudant – Morocco is among the most politically stable countries in the world, according to Global Risk Map 2016, published on Monday.
According to the annual RiskMap report, which is an authoritative guide to political and business risk, Morocco is the only country in North Africa to be ranked in the category of low political and security risk countries. Algeria, Mauritania and Egypt and Tunisia are listed among countries with high political and security risk.
In the Middle East, Iraq, Syria and Yemen are considered as counties with extreme risk. In the Gulf region, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Oman are among the countries with low political risk.
According to the report, the level of political stability in Morocco is similar to most Western countries, such as the United States, France, Spain, the United Kingdom, Canada, Sweden, etc.
Thanks to its insightful policies and strong security system, Morocco managed to place itself among the safest countries in the region, playing a key role in helping other countries thwart terrorist attacks. In the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks, international institutes and high officials praised Morocco as a safe and secure country in a region rocked by civil conflict and terrorist attacks.
According to the British Foreign Office (FCO) classification of 2015, Morocco has ranked high among the list of “safest countries in the world”, alongside European and North American nations. In November, a new note released by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that Morocco is the safest country in North Africa.
The report expects 2016 to be a challenging year for businesses, given the escalating security and political risk. While terrorism and Middle Eastern instability seem to be the world’s major concern, cyber-risk will be the most challenging threat to business in the upcoming year. “Cyber threat will grow as more nation states engage in cyber operations and criminal attacks on corporate networks become increasingly damaging,” the report said.
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