Security Alert – U.S. Mission, Morocco

December 13, 2018 Location: Morocco, countrywide Event: During the holiday travel season, transnational terrorist organizations and individuals inspired by extremist ideology pose an ongoing threat throughout the region. Extremists may focus on tourist locations such as resorts, public markets, shopping malls, airports, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, transportation hubs, schools, and government facilities. Actions to ...
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The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC November 23, 2018 Violence against women is a global issue that affects millions of people annually. Every woman and girl deserves a life free from violence. The United States is committed to advancing gender equality and preventing and responding to all forms of violence against women ...
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The 20th Anniversary of the International Religious Freedom Act

The 20th Anniversary of the International Religious Freedom Act October 27, 1998-2018 This year marks the 20th anniversary of America’s International Religious Freedom Act, which made the promotion of religious freedom a U.S. foreign policy priority.  We reaffirm our stance that all people, in every country, deserve to exercise their right to live according to their ...
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Stevens Initiative Opens Competition to Fund Virtual Exchange Programs Connecting Youth in the United States, Middle East, and North Africa

For Immediate Release Contact: Christine Shiau Assistant Director The Aspen Institute Christine.Shiau@aspeninstitute.org stevensinitiative.org Washington, DC, August 8, 2018 — The Stevens Initiative today opened the 2018 competition to fund virtual exchange programs in the United States and the Middle East and North Africa in order to help young people gain the collaboration, language, problem-solving skills, technical and vocational skills, as ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Stephanie A. Miley’s, National Day Remarks, Villa America, June 28, 2018 “Unlocking Potential”

[As delivered] Good evening, Your Excellency Abdelhak Lemrini, Spokesman of the Royal Palace, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you all for joining us this evening in celebration of the 242nd birthday of the United States of America. I am honored to welcome you to Villa America on behalf of all the American and Moroccan staff of ...
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Meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS in Morocco

Special Presidential Envoy for Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, Brett McGurk met with Moroccan Foreign Minister Bourita and senior government officials in a Defeat ISIS Coalition meeting hosted by the Moroccan government to discuss a range of political, economic, and security issues, including Morocco’s important contributions to the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS.     Media note source
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The United States Embassy in Rabat Launches “My Summer of Discovery” Camp 2018

The U.S. Embassy in Morocco is pleased to announce the launch of the 2018 “My Summer of Discovery” initiative that seeks to inspire young Moroccans to explore science, arts, and English language learning through American-style summer camps held in cities and provinces across Morocco. This summer, more than 1,500 young Moroccans from 9 regions will ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Mission to Morocco (May 8, 2018)

Location: Morocco Event: The U.S. government remains concerned that terrorists are intent on targeting U.S. citizens, including children. Terrorists may employ a variety of tactics, such as violent assaults and kidnappings. In the past they have used knives, guns, and vehicles as ramming devices. They may target schools, hospitals, churches, tourist locations, transportation hubs, and other public ...
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Fraud Alert

The U.S. Department of State’s Office of the Inspector General continues to receive credible information that bad actors are targeting vendors overseas in an effort to defraud foreign businesses.  The current scheme, affecting posts in the Bureaus of Near Eastern and African Affairs, involves unknown individuals purporting to be contracting officials from Department posts who ...
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Exercise African Lion 18 Commences in Northern Africa

AGADIR, Morocco – Allies and partners from 15 countries representing Africa, Europe, and North America are participating in a combined multilateral exercise which will take place until the end of April in Morocco and Tunisia. Approximately 900 U.S. military personnel have arrived in the Kingdom of Morocco to take part in exercise AFRICAN LION 18. ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Consulate General Casablanca, Morocco March 15, 2018

Location: Jerada, Morocco Event: Media reports that numerous demonstrations and protests continue to occur in Jerada on a regular basis and there have been reports of confrontations between security forces and demonstrators.  These protests are not directed at the U.S. government nor individual Americans. However, even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into ...
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El Mahdi Lafram’s Project Showcased at COP22 and Recognized by Stanford University

After El Mahdi participated in MEPI Student Leaders program of 2015, he joined the Environmental Youth Program (EYA) project campaigning for conservation and climate change action through social media, video production, and community events, along with a group of six Moroccan young activists mentored by local NGO Dar Si Hmad. El Mahdi started as a team member in May ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Multiple Demonstrations

U.S. Mission Morocco Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Multiple Demonstrations December 8, 2017   The U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Morocco is aware that several groups have announced public protests following the U.S. announcement of a new policy with regard to the status of Jerusalem.  We remind U.S. citizens that even demonstrations intended to be peaceful ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Personal Security Reminder

U.S. Mission Morocco Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Demonstrations December 6, 2017   The recent announcement that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and plans to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem may spark protests, some of which have the potential to become violent.   U. S Mission Morocco ...
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Tomorrow’s Leaders Scholarship Program

  The U.S. Department of State U.S.-Middle East Partnership Initiative  Announces the Tomorrow’s Leaders Scholarship Program   The U.S. Department of State’s U.S.-Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) and AMIDEAST are pleased to announce this year’s recruitment for the Tomorrow’s Leaders Scholarship Program. The Tomorrow’s Leaders Scholarship Program is a MEPI initiative for capable and highly ...
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2018 Study of the U.S. Institute (SUSI) for Student Leaders on Social Entrepreneurship

Program dates are June and July 2018 – specific dates will come soon.  The application deadline is Sunday, December 3, 2017.  No late applications will be accepted. The U.S. Embassy in Morocco is pleased to announce the call for applications for the 2018 Study of the U.S. Institute for Student Leaders on Social Entrepreneurship. Program Description ...
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Executive Secretary (Director)

The Moroccan American Commission for Educational and Cultural Exchanges (MACECE) Applications are invited from U.S. citizens for the position of Executive Secretary, who serves as the Director of the Moroccan American Commission for Educational and Cultural Exchanges (MACECE), a bi-national educational foundation that administers the Fulbright Exchange Program in Morocco. MACECE was founded 35 years ...
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The 2018 Study of the United States Institute For Student Leaders on Women’s Leadership

This particular institute is open ONLY to Moroccan female applicants. Program dates are June and August 2018 – specific dates will come soon. The U.S. Embassy in Morocco is pleased to announce the call for applications for the 2018 Study of the U.S. Institute for Student Leaders on Women’s Leadership. Program Description The Study of the ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations

The U.S. Mission in Morocco informs U.S. citizens in Morocco of several demonstrations or sit-ins planned this weekend, particularly October 28, to mark the one-year anniversary of the death of Moroccan citizen Mohssin Fikri during an incident with local authorities in Al-Hoceima.  Reports indicate that multiple groups plan to participate in protest activity in the Al ...
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Seeking Applicants for the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) Student Leaders Program

Applications for the 2018 MEPI Student Leaders Program are now OPEN! The U.S. Embassy in Morocco is pleased to announce the call for applications for the 2018 Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) Student Leaders Program that will be held at a university in the United States June 25 – August 4, 2018.     PROGRAM DETAILS: ...
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RESTART OF ENTRY PERIOD FOR DIVERSITY VISA PROGRAM – DV-2019

Due to technical issues, the Department of State will restart the registration period for DV-2019.   The new registration period for DV-2019 opens for electronic entries at noon, Eastern Daylight Time, Wednesday, October 18, 2017, and closes at noon, Eastern Standard Time, Wednesday, November 22, 2017.  All entries made prior to October 18, 2017, will need ...
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Security Message for Upcoming Demonstrations/Large Gatherings

U.S. Mission Morocco Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations and Large Crowds in October   The U.S. Mission in Morocco informs U.S. citizens in Morocco of several planned demonstrations or large crowd gatherings expected to occur throughout the country in the month of October including:   ·       Parliament Building in Rabat:  Sit-in scheduled at 10:00 a.m. ...
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Ambassador Haley Delivers Remarks at an Emergency UN Security Council Meeting on North Korea

UNITED STATES MISSION TO THE UNITED NATIONS Office of Press and Public Diplomacy FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 4, 2017 Ambassador Haley Delivers Remarks at an Emergency UN Security Council Meeting on North Korea Ambassador Nikki Haley, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, delivered remarks at an emergency UN Security Council briefing on North Korea. ...
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On the Occasion of Eid al-Adha

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC August 31, 2017 As the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca and Medina comes to a close, I wish Muslims across the globe a meaningful and blessed Eid al-Adha. Eid al-Adha, also known as the ‘Festival of Sacrifice,’ is a special time when millions of Muslims ...
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International Religious Freedom

The annual Report to Congress on International Religious Freedom – the International Religious Freedom Report – describes the status of religious freedom in every country. The report covers government policies violating religious belief and practices of groups, religious denominations and individuals, and U.S. policies to promote religious freedom around the world. The U.S. Department of ...
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“My Summer of Discovery” Camp 2017

“My Summer of Discovery” 2017 Camp Initiative Launched     This summer, one thousand youth are participating in the U.S. Embassy’s “My Summer of Discovery” 2017 camp initiative.  These camps are inspiring Moroccan youth to reach their goals.  The U.S. Department of State has awarded a total of $123,707 (1,192,535 MAD) to 11 organizations offering ...
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TechGirls 2017

Four Moroccan students participate in TechGirls program in the United States   The U.S. Department of State’s TechGirls initiative empowers girls around the world to become leaders in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. This year, the U.S. Embassy in Rabat is pleased to announce that 4 Teenage girls from Morocco will participate in ...
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National Day Event – June 30, 2017

Marhabah, Bienvenue, Welcome. Dear Ministers, Esteemed Royal Counselors, Ministers-delegate and Secretaries General, Members of Parliament, Ambassadors and friends from the diplomatic corps, military officials, distinguished guests, colleagues, and my fellow Americans:  It is an honor to have you here, at the new Villa America. Before I go further, I would like to thank the many ...
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STATEMENT BY SECRETARY TILLERSON – Liberation of Mosul

For Immediate Release   STATEMENT BY SECRETARY TILLERSON   July 9, 2017   Liberation of Mosul   On behalf of President Trump and the American people, I congratulate Prime Minister Abadi and the Iraqi people on their liberation of Mosul. This is a critical milestone in the global fight against ISIS, and underscores the success ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

Two protests/demonstrations are scheduled this weekend: On May 26, 2017, at 21:00, Casablanca’s Wydad football team fans intend to gather in the Casablanca Medina to celebrate their National Championship win. On Sunday, May 28 at 22:00, there is a protest scheduled at Place des Nations Unies, Casablanca, in front of the Hyatt Regency.  This protest ...
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U.S. Charge d’Affaires Stephanie Miley in Taourirt village in Tata province

  U.S. Charge d’Affaires Stephanie Miley, Utah National Guard Adjutant General MG Jefferson Burton, MajGen Burke Whitman, and Governor of Tata Hassan Khalil participated in  #AfricanLion2017 ’s Humanitarian Civil Assistance Mission Distinguished Visitor Day on April 23 in Taourirt village in Tata province. Members of the  Utah Air National Guard , along with personnel from Arizona and Colorado, and nurses ...
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STATEMENT BY PRESIDENT TRUMP ON SYRIA

Office of the Press Secretary ________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release         April 6, 2017   STATEMENT BY PRESIDENT TRUMP ON SYRIA Mar-a-Lago, Florida 9:40 P.M. EDT   THE PRESIDENT:  My fellow Americans:  On Tuesday, Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad launched a horrible chemical weapons attack on innocent civilians.  Using a deadly nerve agent, Assad choked out the lives ...
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American Pop Band “The Exchange” Tours Morocco April 25-29 Concerts in Casablanca, Oujda, Meknes and Rabat

The U.S. Embassy in Morocco is pleased to welcome an energetic American vocal group, The Exchange (link – http://www.exchangevocal.com/ ), to perform in Morocco from April 25-29, 2017.  The high energy youth-focused American band will travel here as part of a multi-country tour and they are looking forward to meeting Moroccan fans during their stops in ...
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Stories of Resilience: The 2017 International Women of Courage Awardees

By Thomas A. Shannon, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs on March 29, 2017   First Lady Melania Trump, today, honored 13 extraordinary women with the Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award. This award recognizes women around the globe who have shown exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for women’s rights, empowerment, and justice, ...
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Aviation Security Enhancement Message for U.S. Citizens

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), in consultation with relevant Departments and Agencies, has determined it is prudent to enhance security, to include airport security procedures for passengers at certain last point of departure airports to the United States.  These enhancements include more stringent measures applied to 10 specific airports, to include Mohammed V Airport in ...
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Fact Sheet: Aviation Security Enhancements for Select Last Point of Departure Airports with Commercial Flights to the United States

Release Date: March 21, 2017 Office of Public Affairs Contact: 202-282-8010 Overview: Change to international travel carry-on items Evaluated intelligence indicates that terrorist groups continue to target commercial aviation and are aggressively pursuing innovative methods to undertake their attacks, to include smuggling explosive devices in various consumer items. Based on this information, Secretary of Homeland ...
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Remarks on the President’s Executive Order Signed Today

Remarks Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Ronald Reagan Building Washington, DC March 6, 2017 SECRETARY TILLERSON: Hello. Good morning and thank you for joining us. The executive order signed by the President earlier today, Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States, is a vital measure for strengthening our national security. ...
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2017 Human Rights Report Communiqué

On March 3, 2017, the U.S. Department of State released the 2016 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, which include Morocco and the Western Sahara. The United States would like to recognize the positive steps that Morocco took in 2016 to strengthen its respect for human rights. The U.S. Embassy appreciates the Government of Morocco’s ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens, Demonstration in Rabat (February 2017)

The U.S. Embassy has learned of three potential demonstrations that will take place in Rabat over the President’s Day weekend: Sunday, February 19 at 11:00: The February 20 movement planned this demonstration to mark the sixth anniversary of their movement. Protesters will gather at Bab Al Had Square (the main entrance to the Medina) before ...
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Voting Overseas in 2017

Just voted in November? Still traveling or living overseas? You should register and request your absentee ballot to vote again in 2017 to ensure your election office knows where to send your ballot for any upcoming special elections for federal office. Some states are also holding gubernatorial or other statewide elections this year. The Federal Voting Assistance ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Multiple Demonstrations in Casablanca (February 2017)

The U.S. Embassy has learned that approximately 1,000 demonstrators from the Teacher’s Union plan to protest today in Casablanca approximately two kilometers east of the Consulate at Victory Square protesting the Moroccan government’s perceived indifference to their employment situation. This protest has not been authorized by the Government of Morocco and the Moroccan police have ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Rabat on January 29, 2017

U.S. Embassy Rabat, Morocco The U.S. Embassy in Rabat and the U.S. Consulate General in Casablanca have been made aware of two potential demonstrations that will take place in Rabat on Sunday at 10:00 a.m. in Bab Al Had Square (the main entrance to the Medina) before heading to the Parliament building.  There are two ...
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Casablanca Security Message

The U.S. Consulate in Casablanca, Morocco would like to remind all U.S. citizens in Morocco of the importance of maintaining a high state of personal security awareness. Due to several recent protests and demonstrations by Casablanca taxi drivers against Smartphone-based for-hire vehicle services or online ride-sharing platforms, as well as reported incidents of harassment involving taxi ...
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Morocco Demonstration Notice

Social media sites and local press in Morocco are reporting that multiple demonstrations are being called in Rabat on Saturday, December 10. The first possible demonstration is being called to celebrate Human Rights Day and is scheduled for 10:00 AM in front of the Parliament building. Other similar demonstrations are being called in Casablanca, Fes, ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

U.S. Mission Morocco has been notified by Moroccan authorities that several demonstrations will occur around the country over this weekend: November 4: Marrakech at 19:00 in Koutoubia Square November 4: Al-Hoceima at 17:00 in Shouhada Square November 6: Rabat at 16:00 at Bab El Had November 6: Casablanca at 16:00 in Place des Nations Unies ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

Local media have reported that unidentifiable masked individuals have thrown large rocks at vehicles driving along multiple intercity auto routes in an attempt to force vehicles to stop.  Occupants were then robbed at knife point.  Members of this group appear to stage themselves along the road to intercept the stopped vehicles. If you are driving ...
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Rabat – October 18, 2016: Remarks by Ambassador Dwight Bush at Mohammed V University

Remarks by Ambassador Dwight Bush at Mohammed V University at a Speech by Mr. Brad Smith, Microsoft’s President and Chief Legal Officer Tuesday, October 18, 5-6PM As prepared for delivery   Thank you Dr. Amzazi for hosting us here today.  It is a great pleasure to see here today some of Morocco’s finest technology students, ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

U.S. Consulate General Casablanca The U.S. Mission has received reports regarding potential demonstrations this afternoon Friday, October 14, in various unspecified cities around Morocco. According to media reporting, these demonstrations pertain to the recent arrest of several Moroccan females accused of having links to Daesh/ISIS and are being organized by local religiously-affiliated organizations. U.S. Mission ...
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Moroccan Girls Travel to Washington, D.C. for Meeting with First Lady Michelle Obama

On Saturday October 8, twenty-one Moroccan girls boarded a Royal Air Maroc flight destined for Washington, DC to meet U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House .  The girls will continue the conversation that they started with the First Lady when she visited Marrakech in June where they discussed their shared commitment to education as part of the “Let Girls Learn” initiative.  These ...
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Ambassador Bush welcomed 109 new Peace Corps trainees to Morocco.

Ambassador Bush welcomed 109 new Peace Corps trainees to Morocco. After intensive language and cultural training, these trainees will join 54 others already working on youth projects in communities all over Morocco. Ambassador Bush encouraged this year’s new trainees to continue building the bridges of cultural understanding between the people of Morocco and the people of the ...
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Ambassador Bush held an event in honor of Search for Common Ground’s President Shamil Idriss

On Monday September 26 Ambassador Bush held an event in honor of Search for Common Ground’s President Shamil Idriss who was visiting Morocco with the organization’s leadership to learn about the NGO’s efforts to promote greater stability and social cohesion in the region.  Event guests included the Ambassador to Britain & Northern Ireland Karen Betts, ...
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Ambassador Bush gave a speech at the Royal Institute for Strategic Studies

Ambassador Bush gave a speech at the Royal Institute for Strategic Studies ( Institut Royal des Etudes Stratégiques, Maroc (IRES-Page officielle) about the U.S.-Moroccan strategic relationship to a group of Moroccan officials, representatives of civil society and the private sector. The Ambassador talked about the importance and breadth of our relationship, and opportunities to continue collaborating in the face of regional and global ...
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Ambassador Bush met with Penitentiary Administration (DGAPR) Delegate General Tamek

Ambassador Bush met with Penitentiary Administration (DGAPR) Delegate General Tamek on September 22nd and signed a bilateral agreement that allows the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) to use $3 million to cooperate with and support the Penitentiary Administration’s reform and modernization agenda. This agreement is a symbol of the ...
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Ambassador Bush visited the Connect Institute

Ambassador Bush visited the Connect Institute  to meet with the participants of the Empowering Moroccan Youth (EMY) program. He talked about the importance of activities like sports to help develop the mind, body, and spirit. Twenty young people shared about their experiences at the Institute, and even performed some music! EMY is made possible through a grant ...
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Opening Remarks – El Jadida

“as prepared for delivery” Thank you, Minister-Delegate Draiss, for your remarks, and for Morocco’s gracious hospitality in hosting the inaugural conference of this important initiative. A good morning and welcome, to this, the inaugural meeting of the joint UN Counter-Terrorism Center-GCTF Border Security Initiative. Since 2011, the GCTF has earned a reputation as an effective, ...
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US Ambassador Bush Trip to Oujda

U.S. Ambassador Bush just returned from his second trip to Oujda, where he celebrated the opening of the International Rai Festival, one of Morocco’s top musical events, drawing fans from all over Morocco, Algeria and Europe. While in Oujda, he met with the Wali of the Oriental region, Mohamed Mhidia, held a roundtable with youth ...
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National Day Event at U.S. Embassy Rabat

My friend, Sayed Raees El Hokouma Benkirane, Esteemed Royal Counselors, Ministers, and Members of Parliament, Fellow Ambassadors and friends from the diplomatic corps, Distinguished guests, colleagues, and my fellow Americans. Assalamu aleikum, bonsoir, good evening. Thank you for joining us for this celebration of the 240th anniversary of independence of the United States of America. ...
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Rabat – July 12, 2016: Ambassador Bush Remarks – National Day

National Day Event at U.S. Embassy Rabat July 12, 2016 My friend, Sayed Raees El Hokouma Benkirane, Esteemed Royal Counselors, Ministers, and Members of Parliament, Fellow Ambassadors and friends from the diplomatic corps, Distinguished guests, colleagues, and my fellow Americans. Assalamu aleikum, bonsoir, good evening. Thank you for joining us for this celebration of the ...
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MEDIA ADVISORY: First Lady Michelle Obama to travel to Marrakech June 28 and 29

On Tuesday and Wednesday, June 28-29, 2016, First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama will travel to Marrakech, Morocco. On June 28, the First Lady—joined by Meryl Streep, also an advocate for girls’ education, and Freida Pinto—will participate in a conversation with adolescent Moroccan girls moderated by CNN’s Isha Sesay.  In the discussion, participants ...
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Hours of Service

The U.S. Consulate General in Casablanca, Morocco, provides routine consular services by appointment to all U.S. citizens visiting or resident in Morocco. DURING RAMADAN, AMERICAN CITIZEN SERVICES HOURS WILL BE FROM 8.00 AM AND 12.00PM Schedule an appointment for passport, notary or other services (NOT including visa services.  Do not use this link to schedule an appointment to record a birth; instead, see the instructions at Report of Birth Abroad . NEW ...
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50th Anniversary of AmCham in Morocco

Ambassador Bush 50th Anniversary of AmCham in Morocco Villa Mirador May 13, 2016   Thank you, Rabia, and thank you Walter and the members of the Board of AmCham for including me in this great event to mark the 50th anniversary of the American Chamber of Commerce in Morocco.  Congratulations to you, your staff, and ...
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Villa Mirador – May 13, 2016: Ambassador Bush remarks during the 50th Anniversary of AmCham in Morocco

As prepared Ambassador Bush 50th Anniversary of AmCham in Morocco Villa Mirador May 13, 2016   Thank you, Rabia, and thank you Walter and the members of the Board of AmCham for including me in this great event to mark the 50th anniversary of the American Chamber of Commerce in Morocco.  Congratulations to you, your ...
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NPS 100th Anniversary/Sister Park Signing Ceremony Toubkal National Park

Ambassador Bush NPS 100th Anniversary/Sister Park Signing Ceremony Toubkal National Park May 11, 2016 High Commissioner, distinguished Wali of Marrakech, honorable President, honorable Governor, honored guests, and environmental advocates, good morning! It is a pleasure to be here with you today to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the United States National Park Service and launch ...
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Marrakesh – May 11, 2016: NPS 100th Anniversary/Sister Park Signing Ceremony Toubkal National Park

As prepared Ambassador Bush NPS 100th Anniversary/Sister Park Signing Ceremony Toubkal National Park May 11, 2016 High Commissioner, distinguished Wali of Marrakech, honorable President, honorable Governor, honored guests, and environmental advocates, good morning! It is a pleasure to be here with you today to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the United States National Park Service ...
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Marrakech Air Show 2016

Ambassador Bush’s Remarks 2016 Marrakech Air Show, American Pavilion Opening  Wednesday, April 27, 2016 To my distinguished Moroccan hosts and to the impressive group of U.S. company representatives gathered today in the USA pavilion, as the U.S. Ambassador to Morocco, I am so pleased to participate once again in the Marrakech Air Show. I wish ...
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Marrakesh – April 27, 2016: Ambassador Bush’s Remarks 2016 Marrakech Air Show, American Pavilion Opening

as prepared Ambassador Bush’s Remarks 2016 Marrakech Air Show, American Pavilion Opening  Wednesday, April 27, 2016 To my distinguished Moroccan hosts and to the impressive group of U.S. company representatives gathered today in the USA pavilion, as the U.S. Ambassador to Morocco, I am so pleased to participate once again in the Marrakech Air Show. ...
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Visit to Ibn Tofail University

Ambassador Bush Draft Remarks Visit to Ibn Tofail University Ibn Tofail University campus April 20, 2016   President Midaoui, faculty members and most importantly all of the students here today, good morning! I have heard such wonderful things about Ibn Tofail University for some time now, and I am so happy that today I have ...
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Kenitra – April 20, 2016: Ambassador Bush Draft Remarks Visit to Ibn Tofail University Ibn Tofail University campus

As delivered Ambassador Bush Draft Remarks Visit to Ibn Tofail University Ibn Tofail University campus April 20, 2016   President Midaoui, faculty members and most importantly all of the students here today, good morning! I have heard such wonderful things about Ibn Tofail University for some time now, and I am so happy that today ...
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CONFERENCE ELECTIONS 2016: WOMEN @ THE FOREFRONT

On April 14th, 2016, women representing eight of the main political parties and coming from all corners of Morocco came together for the launch of the, “Elections 2016: Women @ the Forefront” Conference to share successful strategies for gaining elected office and discuss how women can advocate for greater leadership roles within their political parties. ...
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TALIM 40th Anniversary

Ambassador Bush Draft Remarks TALIM 40th Anniversary in Tangier Villa Sidi Hosni April 7th, 2016 Good evening friends and supporters of the Tangier American Legation Institute for Moroccan Studies, known by all of us as TALIM. It is a pleasure to be here with you tonight to celebrate TALIM’s 40thanniversary and the enduring friendship between ...
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International University of Rabat

On March 23rd, United States Ambassador Dwight L. Bush, Sr. visited the International University of Rabat for its 2016 America Day, where he met with the university’s president Noureddine Mouaddib, toured the campus and held a roundtable with UIR students and faculty. Nearly 200 students took part America Day to learn more about studying in ...
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Ambassador Bush Remarks Crowdfunding Conference

Ambassador Bush Remarks Crowdfunding Conference Sofitel in Rabat March 22, 2016 Distinguished and honored guests, fellow Ambassadors, business leaders, entrepreneurs:  Good Morning and Welcome! As you all know, almost a year and a half ago Morocco was at the center of the entrepreneurial universe, when Morocco hosted the highly successful Global Entrepreneurship Summit, which included ...
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Rabat – March 22, 2016: Ambassador Bush Remarks Crowdfunding Conference

As delivered Ambassador Bush Remarks Crowdfunding Conference Sofitel in Rabat March 22, 2016 Distinguished and honored guests, fellow Ambassadors, business leaders, entrepreneurs:  Good Morning and Welcome! As you all know, almost a year and a half ago Morocco was at the center of the entrepreneurial universe, when Morocco hosted the highly successful Global Entrepreneurship Summit, ...
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Op-ed Realizing the Power of Entrepreneurship

Today marks the start of the 8th annual Global Entrepreneurship Week.  For the next seven days, we at the U.S. Embassy – together with citizens of Morocco and 160 countries around the world – will celebrate not only the concept of entrepreneurship, but its practitioners: the innovators and job creators who bring ideas to life, ...
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Operation Smile

Operation Smile Morocco Hosts CG Theriot and American International Women’s Club of Casablanca:  On November 2,  the Casablanca headquarters of Operation Smile Morocco welcomed CG Theriot and a large delegation from the American International Women’s Club of Casablanca (AIWCC). The first Monday of the month is when the previous week’s patients come for a check-up ...
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Signage Ceremony

The U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) and the Moroccan High Commission for Water, Forests, and the Fight Against Desertification (HCEFLCD) partnered to develop and install five new visitor orientation signs at the Oukeimden entrance of Toubkal National Park, Morocco’s oldest and most-visited protected area.   The signs were developed under a new strategy to enhance ...
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Al Akhawayn University Visit

U.S. Ambassador Bush visited Al Akhawayn University (AUI) where he met with President Driss Ouaouicha, university leadership, Fulbright Alumni and both Moroccan and visiting American students. He also visited AUI’s Hillary Clinton Center for Women’s Empowerment where he met women who are part of the MEPI funded “Women’s Engagement Network.” The online platform connects female ...
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The Official Conclusion of Restorations to the Western Ramparts of Ksar Sghir

U.S. Ambassador Bush participated in an event on Friday marking the official conclusion of restorations to the western ramparts of Ksar Sghir .  The project was funded through a $120,450 grant from the Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) to the Association of Moroccan Heritage of the Mediterranean Coast in 2014.  The ceremony included officials from the Ministry of Culture, officials from Tangier ...
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BM Fulbright Orientation Opening Remarks

Distinguished scholars and friends of Fulbright, good morning! On behalf of the U.S. Mission in Morocco, I would like to extend a warm welcome to each of you here.  One of the highlights of being the U.S. Ambassador to Morocco is that I have the opportunity to meet Americans like you.  Americans who are sharing ...
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Exchange Alumni

Thirty young exchange alumni gathered last weekend in Mehdia, Kenitra to share their experiences and sharpen their leadership skills during a weekend long retreat held by the U.S. Embassy. The alumni took part in various exchange programs in the U.S. over the summer, including TechGirl, Coca Cola, Between the Lines, SUSI for Social Entrepreneurship, SUSI ...
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Women Alumni

Sunday 13th of September 2015, women alumni of U.S exchanges gathered in the city of Fez to launch the Women Alumni Network. The network aims at giving back to the community and mentor young Moroccan girls and women.  
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Ambassador Bush Remarks – National Day 2015

Welcome to the celebration of the 239th Independence Day of the United States of America – the first of many, many more that will be held in our new Embassy building – in sha’allah. Opening this new facility in November 2014 was a major milestone in the American experience in Morocco.  This building is symbolic ...
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Ambassador Bush Remarks for the Open Government Steering Group Meeting

Minister-Delegate Moubdi, Mr. Forst, Mr. Neves, and Honored Guests: I am very pleased to be here today to participate in the opening of Morocco’s Open Government Steering Group meeting.   A little more than three years ago, the United States and seven other nations, along with eight civil society organizations, launched this Open Government Partnership (OGP) ...
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Opening Remarks for Maroc Model United Nations

Good evening, Director Ellman, Director Sebastien, Director Le cour Grandmaison, Rabat American School staff, students, fellow Ambassadors. It is a pleasure to be here this evening to participate in the opening of the Rabat American School Model United Nations. I’ve now served in Morocco for almost a year and it has been quite an eventful ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Bush at the Inauguration of the New U. S. Embassy in Rabat

Assalamu aleikum, bienvenue, and welcome: Head of Government Abdelilah Benkirane; Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Salaheddine Mezouar; Mayor of Rabat Fathallah Oualalou; all the former Moroccan Ambassadors to the United States, and their American counterparts, in attendance today; my friends from the Diplomatic Corps; distinguished guests – you are among the first guests to ...
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Ambassador Bush’s Remarks for National Day

Ambassador Bush’s Remarks (as delivered) June 4, 2014 Assalamu aleikum. Bonsoir, Good evening.  My wife Toni and I are so pleased to welcome all of you tonight.  This is our first Independence Day celebration here in Morocco. Toni and I join with President Obama and Secretary Kerry in welcoming you tonight. When President Obama asked ...
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I Have a Dream

In April 2014, the U.S. Embassy and the Moroccan American Commission for Educational and Cultural Exchange (MACECE) invited Moroccan artists between the ages of 24 and 35 to submit works for permanent display at the new Embassy.  The artists were asked to submit works inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King’s words, “I have a dream…” ...
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