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Historic decisions on human rights by Morocco
Morocco decided to settle all pending issues dealing with the human rights situation in the country
Morocco, Politics, 10/3/1998
Youssoufi: Reopening Moroccan-Algerian border will speed up normalization
Moroccan Prime Minister Abderrahmane Youssoufi said in Rabat on Friday here that the reopening of the land borders between Morocco and Algeria will contribute to reactivating the normalization process between the two neighboring Maghreban countries.
Morocco-Algeria, Politics, 10/3/1998
France grants Morocco $750 million
France decided Friday to grant Morocco an additional financial assistance worth usd 750 Million to help the Kingdom carry out several socio-economic development projects and alleviate the debt burden which strangles Morocco's economy.
Morocco, Economics, 10/3/1998
Morocco and France sign several cooperation accords
Morocco and France signed Friday here a package of cooperation accords at the end of the 2nd meeting of their joint high cooperation commission held Oct.1-2 under the chairmanship of prime ministers, Abderrahmane Youssoufi and Lionel Jospin.
Morocco-France, Politics, 10/3/1998
Military cooperation commission ends session
Crown Prince Sidi Mohammed, coordinator of the bureaux and services of the Chief of Staff of the Moroccan Royal Armed Forces and General Jean Pierre Kelche, chief of staff of the French Armies, chaired friday here the closing session of the Moroccan-French military cooperation commission.
Morocco-France, Military, 10/3/1998
U.S.-Moroccan cooperation reviewed
Ways to enhance cooperation between Morocco and the USA topped talks held in Rabat Thursday between Moroccan Interior Minister Driss Basri and visiting assistant US undersecretary of state for the Near East and North Africa, Ronald E. Neumann.
Morocco-Maghreb-USA, Politics, 10/3/1998
Power France assists Morocco to build first wind power plant
The Moroccan National Electricity Office (ONE) signed Friday in Paris with a French consortium a usd 53 Million deal for the construction of a 50.4 megawatt (MW) wind power plant in northern Morocco.
Morocco-France, Business, 10/3/1998
British - Saudi firm invests $50 million in Moroccan tourism project
British - Saudi "Majestic Hotels" said Wednesday it will invest $50 million in the building of a large tourism complex in the Moroccan village of Skhirat (south of Rabat).
Morocco-Saudi Arabia-UK, Business, 10/3/1998
Elderly account for 7 percent of Morocco's population
Elderly persons account for 7 percent of Morocco's 28-million strong population and will represent 9 percent of this population in the year 2014.
Morocco, Culture, 10/3/1998
Morocco hopes Baker can relaunch UN Sahara settlement plan
Moroccan Premier Abderrahmane Youssoufi said Friday in Rabat that it is up to the U.N. special envoy for the Sahara, former US Secretary of State James Backer, to "find means to relaunch the UN settlement plan on the Sahara."
Morocco-West Sahara, Politics, 10/3/1998
Moroccan and French prime ministers call private operators to enhance partnership
Moroccan and French prime ministers, Abderrahmane Youssoufi and Lionel Jospin, chaired here Friday the opening session of a one-day session on economic partnership between the two countries' private sectors.
Morocco, Business, 10/3/1998
Morocco and France decide to enhance political dialogue
Moroccan premier, Abderrahmane Youssoufi and French peer, Lionel Jospin, decided Friday to enhance political dialogue and consultation between the two countries regarding topical regional and international issues of common interest.
Morocco, Politics, 10/3/1998
Visiting Moroccan premier meets French peer
Moroccan Prime Minister Abderrahmane Youssoufi held in Paris on Thursday a first round of tete-a-tete talks with his French peer, Lionel Jospin, before extending the session to the two countries' delegations.
Morocco-France, Politics, 10/2/1998
Moroccan premier receives Algerian ambassador
Morocco's Prime Minister Abderrahmane Youssoufi received on Tuesday in Rabat the Algerian ambassador to Morocco, Mihoub Mihoubi, the Algerian News Agency reported.
Morocco-Algeria, Politics, 10/1/1998
Morocco's premier starts working visit to France
In his first official trip abroad since he took office last March, Morocco's Prime Minister Abderrahmane Youssoufi starts this Thursday a two-day working visit to France, expected to be dominated by economic issues.
Morocco-France, Politics, 10/1/1998
Youssoufi: Referendum cannot be held in December
The Moroccan prime minister on Wednesday said the self-determination referendum in the Sahara cannot be held next December, as initially scheduled, in view of the difficulties still hindering the identification of all would-be voters.
Morocco-West Sahara, Politics, 10/1/1998
Morocco prepares for year 2000 computing shift
Moroccan computing authorities are preparing for the year 2000 computer shift to alleviate the shock and impact of such a switch on the functioning of Moroccan banking, finance, bourse and other commercial sectors.
Morocco-Canada, Economics, 10/1/1998
Swedish company eyes solid waste processing project in eastern Morocco
Morocco-Sweden, Business, 10/1/1998
Moroccan culture minister meets French Communist Party delegation
Moroccan minister of cultural affairs, Mohamed Achaari, met here Tuesday with a visiting delegation of the French Communist Party.
Morocco-France, Politics, 10/1/1998
Moroccan, French talks focus on debt conversion
The meeting, to be attended by senior Moroccan and French officials, features round tables on Moroccan-French financial cooperation, particularly the interest aroused by the prospects for reconverting Morocco's debt to France into private investments.
Morocco-France, Economics, 10/1/1998
Crown Prince receives French army's chief of staff
The French officer told the press upon arrival Wednesday in Morocco that his visit to Morocco aims to "assess the military cooperation between our two armies."
Morocco-France, Military, 10/1/1998
Morocco to settle all pending human rights issues
Quoting an unidentified official source, the daily wrote that king Hassan II has given instructions for the settlement of these issues in completion of the grace he had granted in 1994 to some 400 political prisoners and exiled persons.
Morocco, Local, 9/30/1998
Islamic era archeologic site unearthed in Morocco
A team of archeologists announced they have unearthed important archeologic sites in Mohammedia (70 km south of Rabat).
Morocco, Culture, 9/30/1998
Muslim and world experts discuss Jerusalem's future
The theme of the colloquy was chosen in view of several considerations, especially Israel's plans seeking to Judaize the holy city, erase its arab and islamic landmarks and alter its demographic composition, said Saleh Bakr Al-Tayar, Chairman of the Euro-Arab Studies Center.
Regional-Morocco, Politics, 9/30/1998
Morocco to debate women's status in Islam
The upcoming session of the Moroccan Assahwa (wakening) University will focus on women's rights and duties in Islam, the Moroccan Endowments and Islamic Affairs Minister announced.
Morocco, Religion, 9/30/1998
Palestinians learn water management in Morocco with German support
Moroccan Drinking Water Office has started a new training session for Palestinian technicians in the fields of water conveyance, maintenance and sewage.
Palestine-Morocco, Economics, 9/30/1998
Geneva to host seminar on Moroccoan business opportunities
Geneva will play host next November 27-28 to a seminar on the business opportunities and incentives Morocco offers to foreign investors.
Morocco-Switzerland, Business, 9/30/1998
Morocco sign partnership accord for environment protection
Morocco, Environment, 9/30/1998
Air Space Morocco to Join European Air Space
Morocco-European Union, Business, 9/30/1998
Syria - Morocco cooperation in higher education
Moroccan minister of higher education, staff training and scientific research, Najib Zerouali, conferred Tuesday in Rabat with visiting Syrian education minister, Mohamed Ghassan El Halabi, on ways of promoting cooperation in higher education and scientific research.
Syria-Morocco, Education, 9/30/1998
French communist party wishes to contribute to Morocco's political experience
The French communist party "PCF" said it wishes to contribute to the success of Morocco's political experience, marked by the appointment of a former opposition leader to head a coalition government, and push forward the Euro-Mediterranean agreement.
Morocco-France, Politics, 9/30/1998
Moroccan executives talk to German officials on European issues
A group of Moroccan executives from various ministries held this week in Bonn with officials of the German foreign ministry talks on European issues, it was officially announced here.
Morocco-Germany, Politics, 9/30/1998
Moroccan pavillion offers its 1 million and 500th visitor free stay in Morocco
Morocco-Portugal, Business, 9/30/1998
Brussels to host major ethnographic exhibition on Morocco
Brussels will host starting next October 30 through May 31 a major ethnographic exhibition on Moroccan traditional arts, featuring 700 items at the Royal museum of central Africa which is celebrating its centenary.
Morocco-Belgium, Culture, 9/30/1998
Morocco to subsidize exports of olive oil
Morocco, Business, 9/30/1998
Belgian MPs hold intensive talks with Moroccan officials
Morocco-Belgium, Politics, 9/30/1998
Filali: Morocco -Algeria relations should wait until after Algerian elections
Moroccan Prime Minister Abderrahmane Youssoufi deplored Algeria's attachment to handling Moroccan-Algerian relations "in a global approach" in response to Rabat's offer to open the closed borders between the two Maghreban countries.
Morocco-Algeria, Politics, 9/29/1998
Algeria, Morocco, Washington back Baker's efforts on Sahara referendum
Algerian informed sources in Cairo confirmed the existence of intensive communications to pave the way for convening a new meeting among Moroccan officials and representatives of the sepratist Polisario front under the sponsorship of the envoy of the United Nations secretary-general on the Sahara file, James Baker.
Algeria-Morocco-USA, Politics, 9/29/1998
King Hassan II wants U.S to push Mideast peace process forward, Cohen says
U.S Defense Secretary, William Cohen, said Monday that King Hassan II wants the United States to use all its weight to push the stalled Mideast peace process forward.
Morocco-USA, Politics, 9/29/1998
Burkina Faso hails Morocco's assistance in rain-making
Burkina Faso's environment minister, Salif Dialo, said the rain-making operation launched recently by Moroccan experts in Burkina Faso contributed greatly to increasing the country's water reserves and alleviating the effects of drought.
Morocco-Burkina Faso, Environment, 9/29/1998
Morocco Expels 67 Africans in Illegal situation
Morocco, Politics, 9/29/1998
Moroccan Islamic affairs minister in Saudi Arabia
Morocco, Religion, 9/29/1998
Moroccan Fisheries Delegate Minister in Japan
Morocco-Japan, Economics, 9/29/1998
Presence of Daewoo in Morocco offers great opportunities to Italian enterprises
The presence of the South Korean group "Daewoo" in Morocco is offering important business opportunities to Italian enterprises operating in the sectors of car-making and electronic devices.
Morocco, Business, 9/29/1998
Transport sector accounts for 6 percent of Morocco's GDP
The transport sector accounts for 6 percent of Morocco's gross domestic product, the Moroccan transport and merchant navy minister said.
Morocco, Economics, 9/29/1998
Youssoufi to meet with Chirac in October
Moroccan sources in Cairo stated today that French President Jacques Chirac will meet with Moroccan Prime Minister Abderrahmane Youssoufi at the beginning of the coming month during a visit Youssoufi will pay to Paris.
Morocco-France, Politics, 9/28/1998
Japanese Yamaha decides to enhance presence in Morocco
The Japanese Yamaha group has decided to enhance its presence in Morocco by joining its exclusive representation and distribution with the "MIFA" society, which has been Yamaha Motors' exclusive partner in Morocco for over 30 years.
Morocco, Business, 9/28/1998
Political leader deplores under-representation of Moroccan women in politics
Leader of the Moroccan nationalist Istiqlal Party, Abbas El Fassi, said in Marrakesh on Saturday that Moroccan women are still under-represented in politics and stressed that this depends on women's militancy and activity within political parties.
Morocco, Politics, 9/28/1998
Syrian Education Minister In Morocco
Morocco-Syria, Education, 9/28/1998
Morocco's Khalid Skah Wins Bronze in World Semi-Marathon Championships
Morocco, Sports, 9/28/1998
1.3 million Moroccans affected by hepatitis B virus
Between 780,000 and 1.3 million Moroccans are affected by the Hepatitis B Virus, Morocco's health minister said.
Morocco, Health, 9/28/1998
US Defense Secretary Starts Visit to Morocco
Morocco-USA, Politics, 9/28/1998
On eve of US envoy-sponsored Sahara talks, US officials talk of decisive stage
As the United Nations' special envoy for the Sahara is getting ready to hold another round of talks between Morocco and the Polisario, US officials, lawmakers and observers in the US federal capital agree that the issue is entering a decisive stage and for some, these might be "last ditch" talks.
Morocco-West Sahara-USA, Politics, 9/28/1998
Casablanca's international poetry festival winds up
For four days, Casablanca, Morocco's economic capital, turned into a poetry capital as poets from several countries flocked to attend the international poetry festival that wound up Saturday.
Morocco, Culture, 9/28/1998
Former Spanish premier calls for Europe's enhanced support to Morocco
Former Spanish Prime Minister Felipe Gonzalez called on Europe to grant more significant support to Morocco which has "a strong stature" and a "typical flexibility" of countries located at the crossroads of civilizations and cultures.
Morocco-Spain, Economics, 9/28/1998
Morocco sets up fact-finding commission on Spanish plane crash
Morocco set up a technical fact-finding commission to investigate the crash of a Spanish plane Friday, which killed all of the 34 passengers, including two Moroccans, and four crew.
Morocco, Local, 9/28/1998
Morocco's renews adherence to referendum process
Moroccan Interior Minister Driss Basri renewed Morocco's "unequivocal" adherence to the referendum process in the Sahara.
Morocco-West Sahara, Politics, 9/28/1998
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