Press Release: New Commanding General for U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa Visits Morocco on First Trip to Continent

The commanding general for the U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa, visited Morocco as part of his first visit to Africa since taking command of the Italy-based headquarters in July 2022.  Maj. Gen. Todd R. Wasmund met with Lt. Gen. Belkhir El Farouk, General Inspector of Royal Armed Forces and Commander of Southern Zone in Morocco, on August 21-22, to discuss issues of mutual security interest.  “Morocco has a highly capable and professional army that is addressing regional security threats with outstanding vision and leadership,” Wasmund said. “The U.S. Army remains committed to engaging with our African partners about their priorities and continuing to coordinate security cooperation training and operations on the continent.”  “Security in the U.S. and Europe is inextricably linked with security in Africa,” he added. “Synchronizing with our African and European partners, as well as our State Department country teams, is crucial as we continue strengthening those relationships and supporting regional security.”  This is the first of numerous visits to African partners that Wasmund anticipates in the coming months, he said.  SETAF-AF is responsible for coordinating all U.S. Army activities in Africa in ... Read More»

Aimee Cutrona Arrives as U.S. Embassy Morocco Charge d’Affaires

Press Release Aimee Cutrona Arrives as U.S. Embassy Morocco Charge d’Affaires  Aimee Cutrona, a career member of the United States Senior Foreign Service, became Charge d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Morocco today, following the departure of former Charge d’Affaires David Greene in July.  Before arriving in Rabat, she last served in Washington, D.C. as ... Read More»

Security Alert: Soccer Match in Rabat

Location: Rabat near the Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium. Event: A soccer match will take place between two rival Moroccan teams at Rabat’s Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium at 1930 tonight. This will be a high-profile game. The stadium is located next to the Rabat Zoo and adjacent to the Hay Riad neighborhood. Large crowds and heavy traffic, as ... Read More»

Coalition Training for Women Parliamentarians

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE U.S. EMBASSY RABAT Notice of Funding Opportunity Funding Opportunity Title: Coalition Training for Women Parliamentarians Funding Opportunity Number: PAS-MOROCCO-FY22-06 Deadline for Applications: Extended to August 12, 2022 CFDA Number: 19.040 Total Amount Available: $65,000  A. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The Public Affairs Office of the U.S Embassy in Morocco announces an open competition ... Read More»

USTDA Supports Morocco’s First Smart Grid Deployment

NEWS RELEASE July 21, 2022 USTDA Supports Morocco’s First Smart Grid Deployment Arlington, VA – Today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant to Régie Autonome de Distribution d’Eau et d’Electricité de Marrakech (RADEEMA), Marrakech’s electricity and water utility, for a feasibility study to transform the power distribution infrastructure in Marrakech into a ... Read More»

Security Alert: Planned Demonstrations in Rabat, Marrakech, and Casablanca

Location: In Rabat—Bab el Had Square, the Moroccan Parliament, Ministry of Education, and Royal Palace. In Casablanca—Marechal Square near the Hyatt Hotel. In Marrakech—Bab Doukkala medina gate. Event: Demonstrations by the Moroccan Social Front to protest high prices on Friday, July 22 at 3:00 P.M. Though Moroccan authorities communicated that they will not issue permits for ... Read More»

Security Alert: Casablanca, Morocco

Location:  El Larbi Zaouli Stadium and Gauthier neighborhood (Boulevard Anfa near Hotel Barcelo and Idou Anfa) in Casablanca. Event:  A high-profile soccer match will take place at the El Larbi Zaouli Stadium on Thursday, July 7.  The match begins at 6:00 P.M. and ends at 9:00 P.M.  Police expect fans to gather near the stadium and hotels ... Read More»

Cyber Security Youth Program (Application Deadline: August 05, 2022)

Funding Opportunity Title: “Cyber Security Youth Program” Open Cooperative Agreement 2022 Funding Opportunity Number: PAS-MOROCCO-FY22-07 Deadline for Applications: August 05, 2022 Assistance Listing Number: 19.040 Total Amount Available: $50,000 A. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The U.S. Embassy in Morocco announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to compete for a Cooperative Agreement (CA) award for ... Read More»

State Department officials participate in “Dakha-Market” launch, supporting local artisans

A delegation from the U.S. Department of State traveled to Dakhla this week to meet with beneficiaries of economic development programs supported by U.S. Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) – including the DakhlaConnect digital platform and a separate workforce skills training program for unemployed youth.    Ariel Vaagen and Colin O’Connor, U.S. officials who work on ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Mission to Morocco

(June 15, 2022) Location:  Countrywide Event:  Effective Sunday, June 12, 2022 at 12:01 a.m. EDT, the CDC rescinded its Order requiring all airline or other aircraft passengers to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 to board any aircraft destined for travel to the United States from a foreign country.  CDC’s ... Read More»

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17 June in Casablanca - Place des Nations-Unies 19 June in Kenitra - Qasbah Mehdia 21 June in Rabat - Esplanade of the National Library of Rabat 23 June in Tanger - Bab Diwana Kdima "Ancienne Porte de la Douane" 26 June in Agadir - Place Al Ouhda 28 June in Taroudant - Place du ... Read More»

Coalition Training for Women Parliamentarians (Application Deadline: August 12, 2022)

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE U.S. EMBASSY RABAT Notice of Funding Opportunity Funding Opportunity Title: Coalition Training for Women Parliamentarians Funding Opportunity Number: PAS-MOROCCO-FY22-06 Deadline for Applications: Extended to August 12, 2022 CFDA Number: 19.040 Total Amount Available: $65,000  A. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The Public Affairs Office of the U.S Embassy in Morocco announces an open competition ... Read More»

U.S. Alumni Capacity Building (Application Deadline extended to July 15, 2022)

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE U.S. EMBASSY RABAT Notice of Funding Opportunity Funding Opportunity Title: U.S. Alumni Capacity Building Funding Opportunity Number: PAS-MOROCCO-FY22-05 Application Deadline extended to July 15, 2022 CFDA Number: 19.040 Total Amount Available: $150,000 A. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The Public Affairs Office of the U.S Embassy in Morocco is pleased to announce an open ... Read More»

American Spaces Grant Funding 2022 (Application Deadline: May 31, 2022)

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE MISSION MOROCCO AMERICAN SPACES Notice of Funding Opportunity   Funding Opportunity Title: American Spaces Grant Funding 2022 Funding Opportunity Number: PAS-MOROCCO-FY22-03 CDFA Number: 19.441 Deadline for Applications: May 31, 2022 Total Amount Available: $114,000 Email: Rabatgrants@state.gov We are pleased to announce the American Spaces Grant Funding 2022, with a total of ... Read More»

Release of 2021 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

On April 12, the U.S. Department of State released the annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, which includes Morocco. The U.S. Mission in Morocco follows human rights throughout the country and works closely with the Government of Morocco, as well as with other partners such as the National Council on Human Rights and the ... Read More»

Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Moroccan Prime Minister Akhannouch

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MARCH 29, 2022 The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met today with Moroccan Prime Minister Aziz Akhannouch in Rabat. The Secretary thanked the Prime Minister for his and his government’s hospitality, and they engaged in a wide-ranging discussion regarding bilateral, regional, and international priorities, including the effort to combat ... Read More»

Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Before Their Meeting

REMARKS ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE SHEIKH MOHAMMED BIN ZAYED AL NAHYAN, CROWN PRINCE OF ABU DHABI RESIDENCE OF THE CROWN PRINCE RABAT, MOROCCO MARCH 29, 2022 CROWN PRINCE BIN ZAYED:  (In progress)  This is a very important opportunity, and I’m sure we have a lot to talk about, especially between our bilateral relationship. SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Your Highness, I’m grateful for the time today, ... Read More»

Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita at a Joint Press Availability

REMARKS ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS RABAT, MOROCCO MARCH 29, 2022   FOREIGN MINISTER BOURITA:  (Via interpreter)  Dear Secretary of State the U.S., like to extend a warm welcome to him to Morocco.  We are all pleased and glad to meet him in our – in his – the first official state meeting of Secretary of ... Read More»

Commitments to Security and Prosperity Underscore Secretary Blinken’s Travel to Morocco

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will travel to Rabat, Morocco from March 28 to 30, where he will meet with Prime Minister Aziz Akhanouch and Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita to exchange views on regional political issues and bilateral cooperation.  The Secretary will also engage with Moroccan civil society leaders and participate in a media engagement. A DEEP AND LASTING RELATIONSHIP  The long-standing relationship ... Read More»

“Leadership Program” Open Cooperative Agreement 2022

Agency Name: U.S. Mission to Morocco Description: Notice of Funding Opportunity Funding Opportunity Title:              “Leadership Program” Open Cooperative Agreement 2022 Funding Opportunity Number:       PAS-MOROCCO-FY22-02 Application Deadline:                       April 30, 2022 CFDA Number:                               19.040 Total Available Amount:                   No more than $150,000 STATEMENT OF INTEREST INFORMATION COMPETITION DESCRIPTION The U.S. Embassy in Morocco is pleased to announce an ... Read More»

Secretary Blinken’s Travel to Israel, the West Bank, Morocco, and Algeria

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release  STATEMENT BY NED PRICE, SPOKESPERSON March 24, 2022 Secretary Blinken’s Travel to Israel, the West Bank, Morocco, and Algeria Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will travel to Israel, the West Bank, Morocco, and Algeria March 26-30 to consult with partners on a range ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy donates NASA Mars Rover Lego model to International University of Rabat, promotes STEM education

U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires David Greene donated a large NASA Mars Rover Lego model to the International University of Rabat’s College of Architecture and Engineering at the start of a daylong conference at the university focused on women and educational opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).    The conference comes during Women’s History Month ... Read More»

U.S. Donates Intensive Care Field Hospital to Morocco’s Ministry of Health

Press Release  U.S. Donates Intensive Care Field Hospital to Morocco’s Ministry of Health  The United States government, through AFRICOM, donated two field hospital systems to Morocco’s Ministry of Health today in a ceremony at the Ministry of Health’s logistics depot in Salé. The first system is a five-bed Intensive Care Unit valued at $960,000 and ... Read More»

Remarks at International Women’s Day: Turning Toward the Future

Remarks at International Women’s Day: Turning Toward the Future REMARKS WENDY R. SHERMAN, DEPUTY SECRETARY OF STATE CASABLANCA, MOROCCO MARCH 8, 2022 What a perfect way to celebrate International Women’s Day—to be with all of you. In the first instance, I just want to applaud all of you for what you are doing. It is such a pleasure to be here with ... Read More»

Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Meeting with Foreign Minister Bourita of Morocco

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release  READOUT March 8, 2022 Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Meeting with Foreign Minister Bourita of Morocco The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman met today with Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita in Rabat.  Deputy Secretary Sherman and Foreign Minister Bourita ... Read More»

Joint Communiqué on the Morocco-U.S. Strategic Dialogue on Regional Political Issues

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release  MEDIA NOTE March 8, 2022 Joint Communiqué on the Morocco-U.S. Strategic Dialogue on Regional Political Issues The following is the text of a joint statement by the Governments of Morocco and the United States of America. Begin text: The Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation, and ... Read More»

Embassy delegation visits U.S. government-supported economic development projects in Dakhla and Laayoune

A delegation of U.S. Embassy staff traveled to Laayoune and Dakhla this week to meet with beneficiaries of economic development programs supported by the U.S. Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) – including the DakhlaConnect and LaayouneConnect digital platforms, as well as a separate workforce skills training program for unemployed youth in both cities.    The capstone ... Read More»

01-22 Information Resource Management (IRM) Intern 2022.

ANNOUNCEMENT FOR FOREIGN NATIONAL INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES WITH THE U.S. MISSION IN RABAT OFFICE/LOCATION: Information Resource Management (IRM) / Information Systems Center (ISC) WORK HOURS: 40 hours per week. STARTING DATE: Summer session: Start date June (Deadline March 30, 2022) DURATION: Minimum of 8 weeks Statement of Interest ( DOCX File size: 86 KB) 01-22-Information-Resource-Management-IRM-Intern-2022.pdf ( DOCX File size: 86 KB)   ... Read More»

The U.S. government officially returned a fossilized Moroccan crocodile skull to Morocco

This week, the U.S. government officially returned a fossilized Moroccan crocodile skull to Morocco in a ceremony at the Moroccan Embassy in Washington, DC.  The FBI discovered the skull among 7,000 artifacts on a farm in Indiana during a 2014 investigation.  It was the FBI’s largest single recovery of cultural property in the bureau’s history, ... Read More»

STATEMENT BY NED PRICE, SPOKESPERSON

For Immediate Release  STATEMENT BY NED PRICE, SPOKESPERSON February 7, 2022 On the Passing of Rayan Oram Today, we grieve with the people of Morocco as they mourn the passing of five-year-old Rayan Oram, who died tragically after falling into a well in the country’s northern region last week – despite a heroic four-day rescue ... Read More»

Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with UN Personal Envoy of the Secretary-General for Western Sahara Staffan de Mistura

The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary Antony J. Blinken met with Staffan de Mistura, the UN Secretary-General’s Personal Envoy for Western Sahara, today in Washington. Secretary Blinken emphasized the continued U.S. commitment to supporting de Mistura’s efforts in leading the UN political process for Western Sahara.  The Secretary and Personal Envoy also ... Read More»

A Proclamation on National Black History Month, 2022

Each February, National Black History Month serves as both a celebration and a powerful reminder that Black history is American history, Black culture is American culture, and Black stories are essential to the ongoing story of America — our faults, our struggles, our progress, and our aspirations.  Shining a light on Black history today is ... Read More»

The United States delivers 1.6 million doses of Pfizer vaccine to Morocco

Today, the United States delivered the second of two shipments this week totaling nearly 1.6 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to the Government of Morocco through COVAX, a global initiative aimed at ensuring equitable vaccine distribution.  This follows on a recent U.S. delivery of seven specially outfitted freezers to Morocco that increased the Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 vaccine storage capacity.  These ... Read More»

Health Alert: Resumption of International Flights on February 7

Location:  Morocco Event:  On January 27, the Moroccan government announced its decision to permit international flights to and from Morocco to resume on February 7.  The decision lifts a suspension of international flights that has been in effect since November 29.  A technical committee formed by the Moroccan government will determine the requirements and procedures for ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Morocco Chargé d’Affaires, David Greene, launches mosaic preservation project at Volubilis

Press Release  U.S. Embassy Morocco Chargé d’Affaires, David Greene, officially launched a $189,000 project to preserve historic mosaics at Volubilis, the ancient Roman city near Meknes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Morocco’s most popular tourist sites.    The U.S. Embassy Rabat is working with Ifker Association of Education on the Environment and Sustainable ... Read More»

Health Alert: January 17 Special Flight from Casablanca to New York

Location:  Morocco Event:  The Government of Morocco has suspended all regular passenger flights to and from Morocco through at least January 31. Royal Air Maroc is offering special direct flights from Casablanca (CMN) to New York (JFK) on Sunday, January 9 and Monday, January 17.  Royal Air Maroc is also continuing special outbound flights to Belgium, France, Italy, and ... Read More»

Health Alert: January 9 Special Flight from Casablanca to New York

Location:  Morocco Event:  The Government of Morocco has suspended all regular passenger flights to and from Morocco through at least January 31. Royal Air Maroc has announced an additional special direct flight from Casablanca (CMN) to New York (JFK) taking place on Sunday, January 9 at 15:50.  Royal Air Maroc is also continuing special outbound flights to Belgium, France, ... Read More»

Health Alert:  December 26 Special Flight from Casablanca to New York 

(18 December, 2021)  Location:  Morocco Event:  The Government of Morocco has suspended all regular passenger flights to and from Morocco through at least December 31. Royal Air Maroc has announced an additional special direct flight from Casablanca (CMN) to New York (JFK) taking place on Sunday, December 26 at 15:50.  Royal Air Maroc and Air Arabia are also continuing ... Read More»

Health Alert: December 23 Special Flight from Casablanca to New York

Location:  Morocco Event:  The Government of Morocco has suspended all regular passenger flights to and from Morocco through at least December 31. Royal Air Maroc has announced a special direct flight from Casablanca (CMN) to New York (JFK) taking place on Thursday, December 23 at 15:50. This flight is in addition to the one scheduled from Casablanca to ... Read More»

Health Alert:  December 19 Special Flight from Casablanca to New York 

(11 December, 2021)  Location:  Morocco Event:  The Government of Morocco has extended the suspension of all regular passenger flights to and from Morocco through at least December 31. Royal Air Maroc has announced a special direct flight from Casablanca (CMN) to New York (JFK) taking place on Sunday, December 19 at 15:50.  U.S. citizens wishing to depart Morocco on ... Read More»

Health Alert:  Suspension of Passenger Flights Extended through December 31

Health Alert:  Suspension of Passenger Flights Extended through December 31 (10 December, 2021) Location:  Morocco Event:  The Government of Morocco has extended the suspension of all regular passenger flights to and from Morocco through December 31. There are currently no direct commercial flights to/from the United States.  Royal Air Maroc and Air Arabia have announced that special outbound ... Read More»

Health Alert:  Update on Outbound Flight Options from Morocco 

(1 December, 2021) Location:  Morocco Event:  The Government of Morocco has suspended all regular passenger flights to/from Morocco for a period of two weeks, November 29-December 13.  At this time there are no direct commercial flights to the United States.  Those seeking to depart from Morocco may wish to explore one of the following options: Air France is offering ... Read More»

Health Alert: Update on Suspension of Flights to/from Morocco

Location:  Morocco Event:  The Government of Morocco has suspended all regular passenger flights to/from Morocco for a period of two weeks, November 29-December 13.  At this time there are no direct commercial flights to the United States.  Those seeking to depart from Morocco may wish to explore one of the following options: A limited number of special commercial flights ... Read More»

Health Alert:  Morocco Suspends All Direct Flights

Location:  Morocco Event:  On November 28, the Government of Morocco announced the suspension of all direct passenger flights to Morocco for a period of two weeks beginning on Monday, November 29, 2021 at 23:59. Actions to Take: Reconsider travel plans. Contact airlines and travel providers directly if you have questions about flights and travel reservations. ... Read More»

Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Moroccan Foreign Minister Bourita

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON NOVEMBER 22, 2021 The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met today with Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita in Washington, D.C.  Secretary Blinken emphasized that the longstanding bilateral partnership is rooted in shared interests in regional peace, security, and prosperity.  The Secretary and the Foreign Minister discussed ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Consulate General Casablanca, Morocco

Location: Worldwide: Event: On October 25, President Biden announced the United States will adopt a global air travel policy.  This policy prioritizes public health, protecting U.S. citizens and residents as well as those who come to visit us.  Effective November 8 all non-citizen, nonimmigrant (not a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, lawful permanent resident, or traveling to ... Read More»

The United States delivers 850,590 doses of Pfizer vaccine to Morocco

Rabat (October, 2021) – Today, the United States delivered 850,590 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to the Government of Morocco through COVAX, a global initiative aimed at ensuring equitable vaccine distribution. This donation arrives at the same time as a $2 million U.S. investment in additional urgent COVID-19 assistance for Morocco, bringing to $19.88 ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert: U.S. Consulate General Casablanca, Morocco

Location: Announced cities include, but may not be limited to, Casablanca, Marrakech, Oujda, Rabat, and Tangiers.  Event:  Demonstrations against vaccine passes are being planned for 4:00 pm on Sunday, October 31.  As the demonstrations are not approved by the Government of Morocco, there is a heightened chance of public disturbances. Actions to Take: Avoid the area of ... Read More»

US and Morocco Unveil New “Rappel Training Tower” for Royal Moroccan Navy Special Forces

US and Morocco Unveil New “Rappel Training Tower” for Royal Moroccan Navy Special Forces U.S. and Moroccan armed forces officials today cut the ribbon on a 50-foot Rappel Training Tower at the Royal Navy Dive School in Sidi Kankouch, near Tangier, unveiling an important training tool for the Royal Moroccan Navy Special Forces.   A ... Read More»

The United States Welcomes the Appointment of Staffan de Mistura as the UN Secretary General’s Personal Envoy for Western Sahara

The United States Welcomes the Appointment of Staffan de Mistura as the UN Secretary General’s Personal Envoy for Western Sahara PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE OCTOBER 6, 2021   The United States warmly welcomes the appointment of Staffan de Mistura as the new UN Personal Envoy of the Secretary General for Western Sahara.  Personal Envoy de Mistura brings ... Read More»

U.S. and Morocco Launch Partnership to Preserve the Kingdom’s Diverse Cultural Heritage

Essaouira – U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires David Greene joined H.E. André Azoulay, Senior Advisor to H.M. King Mohamed VI, at Bayt Dakira in Essaouira to launch a three-year USAID program aimed at recording and sharing hundreds of stories that capture the Kingdom’s rich multicultural history.  This $3 million program, called the Religious and Ethnic Minorities Activity ... Read More»

The Tangier American Legation Institute for Moroccan Studies (TALIM) Appoints Jennifer Rasamimanana Resident Director

October 1, 2021 –  The Board of Directors of the Tangier American Legation Institute for Moroccan Studies (TALIM) announces the appointment of Jennifer Rasamimanana as its Resident Director.  “With her language skills, diplomatic and cultural experience, and vision, Jennifer Rasamimanana is ideal to lead the Tangier American Legation at this historic juncture,” said Board President Dale F. Eickelman.   A United States diplomat for over 20 years, Jennifer ... Read More»

FAR and U.S. Military Conclude 6-Year Joint Program to Counter Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Threats

Morocco’s armed forces are now a regional leader in confronting chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear threats, following a $16-million, six-year program with the U.S.  Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) that officially ended in a ceremony today in Kenitra.  The Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) Security Cooperation Engagement Program trained a FAR company to detect, identify and secure chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) hazards, using the most advanced equipment available.  During more ... Read More»

U.S. and Moroccan Armed Forces Conclude Joint Training Programs on Disaster Response and Explosive Hazards

Moroccan and U.S. military personnel this week concluded a major disaster planning exercise and a four-week training program on handling explosive hazards, highlighting the continued strength of the US-Morocco military partnership.    Members of the Utah National Guard are in Kasr Sghir this week participating in Exercise Maroc Mantlet, the premier disaster planning and preparedness exercise in the Kingdom, alongside ... Read More»

U.S.-Morocco Dialogue on Human Rights Issues

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release  MEDIA NOTE September 22, 2021   U.S.-Morocco Dialogue on Human Rights Issues   Today, the State Department hosted a high-level interagency Moroccan delegation as part of our ongoing and long-standing conversation on human rights; this was the tenth such meeting of a dialogue that has been going on ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Consulate General, Casablanca

Location: Morocco Event: U.S. citizens are urged to be cautious and vigilant when living and traveling abroad given the potential threat of terrorist attacks and extremist action against U.S. citizens and interests.  As the 20th anniversary of September 11th approaches, the possibility for violence overseas may increase. Locations where crowds gather such as hotels, restaurants, ... Read More»

United States Embassy Donates Vehicles to Morocco’s DGSN

September 7, 2021 The United States government donated several vehicles and forensic lab test equipment today to Morocco’s General Directorate for National Security (DGSN) to facilitate drug trafficking investigations and other operations. The donation was a joint effort between the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and the State Department’s Bureau ... Read More»

Travel Advisory: CDC Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Morocco

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a  Level 4  Travel Health Notice for Morocco due to COVID-19, indicating a very high level of COVID-19 in the country. Based on the CDC Travel Health Notice, the Department of State has issued a “ Level 4: Do Not Travel ” Travel Advisory for Morocco. Your risk of contracting COVID-19 and developing severe symptoms may ... Read More»

Fulbright Program Celebrates its 75th Anniversary Under the Theme “IMPACT: 75 Years of Global Actions, Opportunities, and Connections.”

        Fulbright Program Celebrates its 75th Anniversary Under the Theme “IMPACT: 75 Years of Global Actions, Opportunities, and Connections.” The Fulbright Program, the U.S. Department of State’s flagship international exchange program, is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year under the theme “IMPACT: 75 Years of Global Actions, Opportunities, and Connections.” Virtual and ... Read More»

US Army Chief of Staff Reaffirms Strength of US-Morocco Strategic Partnership

U.S. Army Gen. James C. McConville, the Army’s 40th Chief of Staff, reaffirmed the critical importance of the U.S.-Morocco strategic partnership during meetings with Moroccan defense officials in Rabat today, including Abdellatif Loudiyi, Minister Delegate to the Head of Government in Charge of the National Defense Administration, and Gen. Abdelfattah Louarak, Inspector General of the ... Read More»

Health Alert: CDC Issues Level 3 Travel Health Notice on Morocco; New Curfew Hours

On August 2, 2021, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a  Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Morocco  (raising the level from Level 2) due to COVID-19, indicating a high level of COVID-19 in the country.  The risk of contracting COVID-19 and developing severe symptoms may be lower for those who are fully vaccinated. The Government of Morocco ... Read More»

Press Statement from Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Joey Hood after his meeting in Rabat with Foreign Minister Nasser

It was a pleasure to meet today with Foreign Minister Bourita. We had a chance to talk about how, under the leadership of King Mohammed VI, we are making the already strong U.S.-Morocco strategic partnership even stronger, as we commemorate the bicentennial of the first U.S. diplomatic mission in Morocco – the Tangier American Legation – and celebrate over 200 ... Read More»

Transfer of GTMO Detainee to Morocco

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release  STATEMENT BY NED PRICE, SPOKESPERSON July 19, 2021 Transfer of GTMO Detainee to Morocco The United States commends the Kingdom of Morocco for its collaboration in repatriating Abdul Latif Nasir, a Moroccan citizen who had been held at the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility.  Abdul ... Read More»

U.S. State Department Awards $190,000 Grant to Ifker Association for Volubilis Mosaic Restoration

PRESS RELEASE The U.S. Department of State is awarding a nearly $190,000 grant to the Ifker Association for Environmental Education and Sustainable Development, a Moroccan NGO based in the Fes-Meknes region, for a community-based project to conserve and restore a collection of mosaics in Volubilis. The largest and most famous archeological site in Morocco, designated ... Read More»

Dar America Cultural Programming 2021

U.S. Mission to Morocco Description: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE DAR AMERICA Notice of Funding Opportunity Funding Opportunity Title: Dar America Cultural Programming 2021 Funding Opportunity Number: PAS-MOROCCO-FY21-05 Deadline for Applications: August 8th, 2021 Assistance Listing Number: 19.441 Total Amount Available: $45,000 A.    PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The U.S. Mission in Morocco’s Public Affairs Office is pleased to ... Read More»

USG Exchange Programs Integration Seminar 2021

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE U.S. EMBASSY RABAT Notice of Funding Opportunity Funding Opportunity Title: USG Exchange Programs Integration & Leadership Seminar 2021 Funding Opportunity Number: PAS-MOROCCO-FY21-04 Deadline for Applications: Sunday August 01, 2021 CFDA Number: 19.040 Total Amount Available: TBD   A. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The Public Affairs Office of the U.S Mission Morocco is pleased to announce an open competition ... Read More»

NOFO – TechCamp on Cultural Heritage

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE U.S. EMBASSY MOROCCO Notice of Funding Opportunity Funding Opportunity Title:            “TechCamp for Cultural Heritage Preservation”  Funding Opportunity Number:        PAS-MOROCCO-FY21-02  Deadline for Applications:                  July 30, 2021  CFDA Number:                                     19.040  Total Amount Available:                     $60,000 – $80,000 A.   PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The U.S. Embassy in Morocco is ... Read More»

African Lion 21 exercise wraps up in Morocco, Tunisia, Senegal

TAN TAN, Morocco – African Lion, U.S. Africa Command’s premier joint annual exercise, successfully wrapped up its 17th iteration in Morocco, Tunisia and Senegal, June 18. Military leaders from the United States, African, European and NATO partners attended the closing ceremony held in one of the exercise training locations in Tan Tan, Morocco. “I would ... Read More»

United States and Morocco celebrate “200 years of friendship” through American Legation Exhibition at National Library

(Rabat) June 9, 2021 – U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires David Greene and representatives from Moroccan Government today officially opened an exhibition at the National Library celebrating the 200th anniversary of the founding of the American Legation in Tangier and two centuries of friendship between our two countries. The exhibition, “Of Voice and Stone–200 Years of ... Read More»

American Spaces Grant Funding 2021

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE DAR AMERICA Notice of Funding Opportunity   Funding Opportunity Title: American Spaces Grant Funding 2021 Funding Opportunity Number: PAS-MOROCCO-FY21-03 Deadline for Applications: Sunday July 25, 2021 Assistance Listing Number: 19.441                         Total Amount Available: $115,000 PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The U.S. Mission in Morocco’s Public Affairs Office is pleased to announce the American Spaces Grant Funding 2021.  Proposals should focus ... Read More»

Memorial Day

The U.S. Embassy in Rabat and the U.S. Consulate in Casablanca are closed on Monday, May 31 in observance of Memorial Day. On this day Americans honor those who gave their lives in service to their country. The holiday is observed on the last Monday of May, as weather is turning warm and most schools ... Read More»

Secretary Blinken’s Call with Moroccan Foreign Minister Bourita

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release  READOUT May 18, 2021 Secretary Blinken’s Call with Moroccan Foreign Minister Bourita The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita. The Secretary and the Foreign Minister discussed their shared concern about the violence in Israel and ... Read More»

Chargé d’Affaires David Greene Celebrates 200th Anniversary of American Legation in Tangier

Tangier, May 17, 2021 – Two hundred years today, the American Legation in Tangier became an official U.S. diplomatic mission, when U.S. Consul John Mullwany moved into the building. The Legation was a gift from Moroccan Sultan Moulay Suliman earlier in 1821.  The American Legation in Tangier is the first diplomatic property acquired by the United States, the oldest ... Read More»

Statement from the President on the Beginning of Ramadan

APRIL 12, 2021 •  STATEMENTS AND RELEASES   Jill and I send our warmest greetings and best wishes to Muslim communities in the United States and around the world.  Ramadan Kareem. As many of our fellow Americans begin fasting tomorrow, we are reminded of how difficult this year has been.  In this pandemic, friends and loved ones cannot yet ... Read More»

Health Alert: Nationwide Curfew and Ramadan Information

The Government of Morocco has extended the country’s “Health State of Emergency” until May 10, 2021.  The Government of Morocco has also announced a nation-wide curfew for the period of Ramadan from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. The U.S. Mission in Morocco would like to remind Americans to remain vigilant while shopping and driving over ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – Bab al Had Square in Rabat

April 6, 2021 Location:  Rabat Event:  There is a large demonstration taking place now in the vicinity of Bab al Had Square in Rabat.  Law enforcement is directing the crowd south on Avenue Hassan II.  Expect traffic congestion in the surrounding area.  The situation could become unsettled with little notice, so U.S. Embassy employees have been ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy and AS Sale Basketball Club Announce Morocco’s participation in NBA’s Basketball Africa League

April 2, 2021 – The U.S. Embassy in Morocco today joined with the Association Sportive de Sale to announce the club’s participation in the NBA’s Basketball Africa League (BAL), a partnership between the NBA and the International Basketball Federation – and the NBA’s first formal collaboration in creating a basketball league outside of North America. ... Read More»

2020 Human Rights Report Communiqué

On March 30, 2021, the U.S. Department of State released the annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, which includes Morocco. The U.S. Mission in Morocco follows human rights throughout the country and works closely with the Government of Morocco, as well as with other partners such as the National Council on Human Rights and ... Read More»

Health Alert: Morocco Suspends all Flights to/from France and Spain

The Government of Morocco has announced that all flights to/from France and Spain are suspended beginning March 30, 2021.  Based on Moroccan Government criteria, authorities could put into place with little notice additional restrictions aimed at stopping the spread of COVID-19, such as further flight suspensions to and from other destinations including, potentially, the United States.  ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy in Morocco Launches Youth Leadership Program in Dakhla

March 6, Dakhla – In its efforts to enhance the already strong U.S.-Morocco relationship, by promoting youth development, the U.S. Embassy in Morocco launched, in partnership with Anoual Association, the Morocco Future Leaders (MFL) program in the region of Dakhla-Oued Ed-Dahab.   The Morocco Future Leaders program takes place over five months and includes a series of in-person and virtual trainings focused on helping 20 ... Read More»

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Participates in Bi-Lateral Maritime Exercise between the U.S. and Morocco

March 3, 2021- MOROCCO – The USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (IKE CSG) is participating in Lightning Handshake, a bilateral maritime exercise between the U.S. and the Royal Moroccan Navy (RMN) and Royal Moroccan Air Force (RMAF) during the first week of March. The exercise enhances interoperability between the U.S. and Moroccan Navies across ... Read More»

Health Alert: European Flight Suspensions and Disruptions to International Travel

The U.S. Consulate General reminds U.S. citizens that the Government of Morocco continues to operate under a Health State of Emergency.  During this time, authorities may put into place with little notice restrictions aimed at stopping the spread of COVID-19.  These measures may include border closures and/or flight suspensions. As of February 25, the Government ... Read More»

David Greene, Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Morocco’s visit the Haouz region with MCC

The U.S. Government, through the Millennium Challenge Corporation, and in partnership with the Government of Morocco, is investing $33 million to issue titles on approximately 67,000 hectares of collectively owned land to farmers who have worked on the land for generations. MCC and the Millennium Challenge Account-Morocco will also support these farmers with literacy training, ... Read More»

The Ministerial Conference in Support of the Autonomy Initiative

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release  MEDIA NOTE January 15, 2021 The Ministerial Conference in Support of the Autonomy Initiative  Under Moroccan Sovereignty   The text of the following Chair’s Summary was released by the Governments of the United States of America and the Kingdom of Morocco. Begin Text: 1.  ... Read More»

U.S., Morocco Sign Agreement Aimed at Protecting Morocco’s Cultural Heritage

PRESS RELEASE Jan. 14 – The Moroccan and U.S. governments today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) aimed at protecting Morocco’s cultural heritage from smuggling and strengthening the strategic partnership between our two countries. U.S. Ambassador to Morocco David T. Fischer and Moroccan Minister of Culture Othmane El Fardaous signed the MOU, which will restrict ... Read More»

Madison Cox is the 2021 recipient of the U.S.-Morocco Friendship Award

PRESS RELEASE   The U.S. Embassy in Morocco is pleased to announce the 2021 recipient of the U.S.-Morocco Friendship Award is Mr. Madison Cox, for his “Unwavering Support to the U.S.-Moroccan Relationship through the Promotion of Cultural and Educational Exchange.” Mr. Cox’s inspiring leadership and commitment to ensuring the continued work and preservation of the ... Read More»

Readout of PDO Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Anthony Tata

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Readout of PDO Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Anthony Tata’s Meeting With Moroccan Minister for Administration of National Defense Abdellatif Loudiyi and Inspector General of the Royal Moroccan Armed Forces Abdelfatah Louarak   JAN. 12, 2021 Anthony Tata, performing the duties of (PDO) under secretary of defense for policy, met separately with Abdellatif Loudiyi, Morocco’s minister-delegate to the ... Read More»

The Ambassador’s historic visit to Dakhla

PRESS RELEASE The Ambassador’s historic visit to Dakhla   U.S. Ambassador David T. Fischer traveled to Dakhla today to launch the official process for opening a U.S. consulate facility in Morocco’s Southern Provinces and to demonstrate the U.S. commitment to supporting the region’s economic development.  He became the first U.S. ambassador to visit the Moroccan Sahara.  ... Read More»

Announcement of New Virtual Presence Post for Western Sahara

For Immediate Release  STATEMENT BY SECRETARY MICHAEL R. POMPEO December 24, 2020 Announcement of New Virtual Presence Post for Western Sahara Consistent with President Trump’s proclamation on recognizing the sovereignty of the Kingdom of Morocco over the Western Sahara, the State Department announces that it has begun the process to establish a U.S. consulate in the region.  Effective immediately, we are inaugurating a virtual ... Read More»

December 22, 2020 a Historic Day For Morocco, Israel, and the United States

Today, the United States, the Kingdom of Morocco and the State of Israel concluded a historic and groundbreaking series of events in Rabat, Morocco.  The first commercial flight from Israel to Morocco launched the resumption of relations between Morocco and Israel. The United States is proud to have brokered this agreement and welcomes the beginning of a new era of warm relations between the Morocco ... Read More»

Joint declaration

The Kingdom of Morocco, The United States of America and the State of Israel, Referring to the telephone conversation held between His Majesty King Mohammed VI and His Excellency President Donald Trump, on 10 December 2020, and to the historic statements issued on the same day by them, and by His Excellency Prime Minister Benjamin ... Read More»

Health Alert: Nationwide Curfew Beginning December 23

The Government of Morocco has announced additional restrictions aimed at stopping the spread of COVID-19.  The measures will take effect on Wednesday, December 23 and will remain in place for three weeks. The new measures include the following: A nationwide curfew between the hours of 9:00 pm and 6:00 am; A daily closing time for restaurants, cafes, shops, ... Read More»

PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP HAS BROKERED PEACE BETWEEN ISRAEL AND THE KINGDOM OF MOROCCO

Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 11, 2020 “As more countries normalize relations with Israel — which will happen quite quickly, we believe — the region will become more and more stable, secure, and prosperous.”– President Donald J. Trump ACHIEVING PEACE: President Donald J. Trump has brokered a peace agreement between Morocco ... Read More»

Ambassador David Fischer’s Remarks During Press Conference Regarding Historic White House Announcement

Thank you for being with us today – I am thrilled to have a chance to talk to you about yesterday’s historic White House announcement and what it means for the incredibly strong and historic relationship between the United States and Morocco. Next year, we will mark 200 years since the United States opened its ... Read More»

On Progress Toward Peace

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE DECEMBER 11, 2020 The agreement reached yesterday between Israel and Morocco to normalize relations is another remarkable step toward peace. In the coming weeks, Israel and Morocco will assume full diplomatic relations. This agreement will also grant overflights and direct flights to and from Israel and will ... Read More»

A statement from Ambassador David T. Fischer

Today, President Donald Trump signed a proclamation recognizing Moroccan sovereignty over the Western Sahara. Morocco and Israel – two of our country’s closest allies – have also agreed to significant enhanced relations. These are thrilling announcements that represent truly historic milestones in the already strong relationship between Morocco and the United States, built over more ... Read More»

Proclamation on Recognizing The Sovereignty Of The Kingdom Of Morocco Over The Western Sahara

The United States affirms, as stated by previous Administrations, its support for Morocco’s autonomy proposal as the only basis for a just and lasting solution to the dispute over the Western Sahara territory. Therefore, as of today, the United States recognizes Moroccan sovereignty over the entire Western Sahara territory and reaffirms its support for Morocco’s ... Read More»

Health Alert: Health State of Emergency Extended Until January 10

The Government of Morocco has extended the country’s “Health State of Emergency” until January 10. Air travel to and from Morocco remains restricted to specific categories of travelers.  Citizens and residents of Morocco, as well as foreign nationals of visa-exempt countries (which includes U.S citizens) with reservations with Moroccan hotels or travel agencies and business persons ... Read More»

Groundbreaking for the new U.S. Consulate General in Casablanca

Ambassador David Fischer: “Casablanca is a city on the move — and so are we. We were proud to break ground on our new U.S. Consulate General in Casablanca yesterday. Through partnership with local companies we estimate the construction of this three-year project will employ over 300 Moroccans and contribute approximately $100 million dollars to ... Read More»

Groundbreaking for the new U.S. Consulate General Casablanca

U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Morocco, David T. Fischer, and the U.S. Consul General in Casablanca, Jennifer Rasamimanana invited representatives of the government of Morocco, including the Director of Protocol at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates, Ambassador Anas Khelas, the Wali of Casablanca-Settat, Said Ahmidouch, the Mayor of Casablanca, ... Read More»

AWE in Morocco

DouarTech and the US Embassy Morocco will host the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs in Morocco this January 2021. The program will host 50 Moroccan women from across the country for a virtual training program and to develop their own community projects. Read More»

Defence Cooperation Roadmap

Visit of U.S. Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark Esper and Ambassador David Fischer with high-ranking Moroccan officials demonstrated the depth of our friendship and partnership. Under the leadership of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, Morocco is a critical partner with the United States on a range of security issues. It is also essential to the ... Read More»

DFC Visit to Morocco

A U.S. Government delegation, led by U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) Chief Executive Officer Adam Boehler, visited Morocco over the past several days on a groundbreaking visit to strengthen the economic partnership between our two countries and encourage private sector investment. The U.S. delegation met with senior Moroccan government officials and representatives of the ... Read More»

Africom

The US and Moroccan military participated in several joint training exercises, demonstrating the enduring strength of the US-Moroccan partnership, and our commitment to ensuring regional stability and security.   Read More»

Higher Education Partnership

The United States reaffirmed its commitment to partner with Morocco to strengthen its education system. This new $5 million initiative – called the Higher Education Partnership – seeks to improve training for Moroccan primary school teachers, with the goal of meeting the learning needs of students. It is the latest addition to $250 million in ... Read More»

Launch of “Open Startup Morocco” Entrepreneurship Program

November 25, 2020 - The U.S. Embassy in Morocco is pleased to announce the launch of the first edition of Open Startup Morocco (“OST-M”), a major new program designed to provide a group of top-performing Moroccan business and technology students an intensive training experience in the skills and knowledge to help them succeed as business startup leaders.  OST-M is a partnership between the U.S. Embassy and Moroccan partners: Africa Business School, Al Akhawayn University, and ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Resumption of Appointments for Certain Consular Services

Event:   The U.S. Consulate General in Casablanca has ended its temporary suspension of appointments for passports, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad, notarial services, and certain immigrant visas.  Previously scheduled appointments for these services will resume on November 19, 2020.  We will be rescheduling appointments that had been scheduled for November 13, 16, and 17.  We ... Read More»

Report: Number of Americans studying in Morocco increased by nearly 24% before the Covid-19 pandemic

November 16, 2020 - During the 2018/19 academic year, the number of U.S. students coming to Morocco for study jumped by 24 percent, according to an annual report released today by the Institute of International Education, with support from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.  The annual report, called “Open Doors,” showed that the number of U.S. students in ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Temporary Suspension of Routine Consular Services

Event: The U.S. Consulate General in Casablanca has temporarily suspended all routine consular appointments.  As we all work together to combat the spread of the coronavirus, ensuring the health of our staff and visitors is our primary concern.  We hope to resume routine services soon, but are unable to provide a specific date for the ... Read More»

Health Alert: Health State of Emergency Extended Until December 10, 2020

The Government of Morocco has extended the country’s “Health State of Emergency” until December 10, 2020. Air travel to and from Morocco remains restricted to specific categories of travelers.  Citizens and residents of Morocco, as well as foreign nationals of visa-exempt countries (which includes U.S. citizens) with reservations with Moroccan hotels or travel agencies and business ... Read More»

Press Statement from Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs David Schenker

Press Statement from Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs David Schenker after his meeting in Rabat with Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita on Monday, October 19, 2020.   It was a pleasure to meet today with Foreign Minister Bourita. We had a chance to talk about how, under the leadership of King Mohammed VI, we can make ... Read More»

Health Alert: Health State of Emergency Extended Until November 10; Special Operation Flights Continue

The Government of Morocco has extended the country’s “Health State of Emergency” until November 10. U.S. citizens should continue to be aware that regional or local authorities may put into place (sometimes with little notice) travel or other restrictions aimed at stopping the spread of COVID-19.  The city of Casablanca has a curfew in place ... Read More»

Visit of U.S. Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark Esper and Ambassador David Fischer

Visit of U.S. Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark Esper and Ambassador David Fischer with high-ranking Moroccan officials demonstrated the depth of our friendship and partnership. Under the leadership of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, Morocco is a critical partner with the United States on a range of security issues. It is also essential to the ... Read More»

A U.S. Government delegation, led by U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) Chief Executive Officer Adam Boehler, visited Morocco

A U.S. Government delegation, led by U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) Chief Executive Officer Adam Boehler, visited Morocco over the past several days on a groundbreaking visit to strengthen the economic partnership between our two countries and encourage private sector investment. The U.S. delegation met with senior Moroccan government officials and representatives of the ... Read More»

Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and Ambassador Fischer Met with Foreign Minister Bourita and Moroccan Defense Officials

On October 2, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and Ambassador David Fischer met with Foreign Minister Bourita, Minister Delegate in Charge of the National Defense Administration Loudyi, and Lieutenant General of the Army, Inspector General of the Royal Armed Forces (FAR) Louarak. Visit the following links for readouts of the meetings. https://ma.usembassy.gov/readout-of-secretary-of-defense-dr-mark-t-espers-meeting-with-moroccan-minister-of-foreign-affairs-and-international-cooperation-nasser-bourita/ https://ma.usembassy.gov/readout-of-secretary-of-defense-dr-mark-t-espers-meeting-with-moroccan-minister-for-administration-of-national-defense-abdellatif-loudiyi/ https://ma.usembassy.gov/readout-of-secretary-of-defense-dr-mark-t-espers-meeting-with-inspector-general-of-the-royal-moroccan-armed-forces-lieutenant-general-abdelfattah-l/   Read More»

Readout of Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper’s Meeting With Inspector General of the Royal Moroccan Armed Forces Lieutenant General Louarak

Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper today met in Rabat with Abdelfatah Louarak, Inspector General of the Royal Moroccan Armed Forces, to discuss the strategic partnership between the two countries. Secretary Esper acknowledged Morocco’s continued leadership role in promoting peace and stability throughout Africa, especially through the participation of the Moroccan Armed Forces in ... Read More»

Readout of Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper’s Meeting With Moroccan Minister for Administration of National Defense Abdellatif Loudiyi

Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper met in Rabat today with Abdellatif Loudiyi, Morocco’s Minister-Delegate to the Head of Government in Charge of the National Defense Administration.  They affirmed U.S. and Moroccan enduring commitment to a strategic partnership to deter threats and decisively act to address shared challenges, noting the historic bilateral relationship has ... Read More»

Readout of Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper’s Meeting With Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Bourita

Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper met with Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita today. Secretary Esper and Foreign Minister Bourita shared their mutual concerns about regional instability caused by violent extremist groups and coercive foreign activity. They discussed the important work of the Transitional Government in Mali to restore constitutional rule and prevent terrorists from ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Don’t Let the Elections Pass You By

If you plan to vote in the November 2020 election it is important to ACT NOW!  Don’t wait, return your voted ballot right away! Remember U.S. embassies and consulates are not polling places; same-day in-person voting is not available outside the United States – but you can get assistance in requesting and returning your absentee ballot.  Many states require ... Read More»

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the Corporate Council on Africa’s United Nations General Assembly Forum on Morocco

Thank you, Ambassador McDonald, for that kind introduction. And a warm welcome to His Excellency Minister El-Alamy and Director Seddiki. We are so grateful to have you join us. My thanks also to Florie Liser and CCA for hosting today’s dialogue, and for your continued leadership connecting U.S. business with opportunities on the African Continent. ... Read More»

UNITED STATES AND MOROCCO LAUNCHED THE PROGRAM FOR TEACHER TRAINING: HIGHER EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP-MOROCCO (HEP-M)

Rabat – On Wednesday, September 16, 2020, Mr. Saaïd Amzazi, Minister of National Education, Vocational Training, Higher Education and Scientific Research, Mr. Driss Ouaouicha, Minister Delegate in charge of  Higher Education and Scientific Research, His excellency Mr. David T. Fischer, U.S. Ambassador, presided the ceremony of the official kick-off of the activities of the Higher Education Partnership – ... Read More»

Health Alert: Health State of Emergency Extended Until October 10; Special Operation Flights Continue

The Government of Morocco has extended the country’s “Health State of Emergency” until October 10. U.S. citizens should be aware that regional or local authorities may put into place (sometimes with little notice) travel or other restrictions aimed at stopping the spread of COVID-19.  The city of Casablanca currently has a curfew in place from 10:00 ... Read More»

Youth Outreach for Bicentennial of U.S. Legation in Tangier

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE U.S. EMBASSY RABAT Notice of Funding Opportunity Funding Opportunity Title:           “Youth Outreach for Bicentennial of U.S. Legation in Tangier” Cooperative Agreement 2020 Funding Opportunity Number:     PAS-MOROCCO-FY20-08 Date of Posting Award:                  August 15, 2020 Deadline for Applications:             September 13, 2020 CFDA Number:                              19.040 Total Amount Available:               $75,000 – $85,000 Number of Awards:                        One A.   PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The U.S. Mission in ... Read More»

Health Alert: Health State of Emergency Extended Until September 10

The Government of Morocco has extended the country’s “Health State of Emergency” until September 10.  The country continues to classify regions as Zone 1 (less restricted movements and activities) or Zone 2 (greater restrictions on movements and activities). U.S. citizens should monitor social media and local press reports for more information regarding your specific location/zone.  ... Read More»

RELO Facebook Page Terms of Use

U.S. Department of State Facebook Terms of Service 1. Acceptance of Terms Welcome to the RELO North Africa Facebook Page! The U.S. Department of State provides this service to you, subject to the following Terms of Use (“TOU”), which may be updated by the Department of State from time to time without notice to you. ... Read More»

Health Alert:  Special Operation Flights Continue

As a reminder, the Government of Morocco has extended the country’s “Health State of Emergency” until August 10 as part of its emergency measures to limit the spread of COVID-19.  Foreign citizens in the country without a visa who were unable to depart Morocco within the normal 90-day limit will be permitted to exit without ... Read More»

HEALTH ALERT: Health State of Emergency Extended until August 10; Moroccan Special Operation Flights to Begin July 15

The Government of Morocco has extended the country’s “Health State of Emergency” until August 10 as part of its emergency measures to limit the spread of COVID-19.  The country continues its phased deconfinement strategy, classifying each region as Zone 1 (less restricted movements and activities) or Zone 2 (greater restrictions on movements and activities).  On July 13, ... Read More»

HEALTH ALERT: July 15 Special Repatriation Flight // Deconfinement Phase II

As a reminder, the Government of Morocco has extended the country’s “Health State of Emergency” until July 10 as part of its emergency measures to limit the spread of COVID-19.  All regularly scheduled commercial flights to and from Morocco remain suspended.  The Government of Morocco has not announced when it will allow international flights to resume ... Read More»

Health Alert:  Health State of Emergency Extended until July 10

The Government of Morocco has ​extended the country’s “Health State of Emergency” until July 10 as part of its emergency measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. The government also announced the gradual resumption of a limited number of commercial activities.  It classified each region ​of Morocco into Zone 1 and Zone 2, with Zone 1 allowing more ... Read More»

U.S. Special Repatriation Flight to Washington, D.C.

U.S. SPECIAL REPATRIATION FLIGHT TO WASHINGTON, DC (THROUGH IRELAND) – FRIDAY, JUNE 19 AT 2:00 PM As part of the Government of Morocco’s emergency response to COVID-19, all regularly scheduled commercial flights to and from Morocco remain suspended.  At this time, the U.S. Consulate General in Casablanca is arranging an additional special repatriation flight for U.S. citizens ... Read More»

Health Alert: Health State of Emergency Extended until June 10

The Government of Morocco has announced that the country’s “Health State of Emergency” has been extended and will remain in effect until June 10 as part of its emergency measures to limit the spread of COVID-19.  During this period, movement during the day should be limited to work, grocery shopping, medical care, purchasing medicine/medical supplies, ... Read More»

Academy for Women Entrepreneurs, Open Cooperative

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE U.S. EMBASSY RABAT   Notice of Funding Opportunity      Funding Opportunity Title:  Academy for Women Entrepreneurs, Open Cooperative Agreement 2020 Funding Opportunity Number:   PAS-MOROCCO-FY20-06 Deadline for Applications:           Sunday,  June 07, 2020 CFDA Number:                             19.040 Total Amount Available:              $18,000 – $25,000     PROGRAM DESCRIPTION    The U.S. Embassy in Morocco is pleased to announce the open ... Read More»

The United States Provides Essential Protective Equipment & Supplies to Morocco’s National Institute of Hygiene 

Today, April 28, the United States Mission to Morocco through the office of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) transferred a supply of personal protective equipment to laboratory technicians at the Institute of National Hygiene in Rabat. This equipment goes directly to safeguarding the lives of Morocco’s healthcare workers who are on the front lines ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens:  Ramadan Observance in Morocco

Message for U.S. Citizens:  Ramadan Observance in Morocco Morocco is expected to begin celebrating Ramadan on Friday, April 24.  During this holy month, Muslims abstain from food, drink (including water), and smoking during daylight hours.  While non-Muslims are not obligated to follow these rules, they should be mindful of cultural expectations when in public. The ... Read More»

ALERT: U.S. SPECIAL EVACUATION FLIGHT TO LONDON – FRIDAY, MAY 1 AT 4:00 PM

As part of its emergency response to COVID-19, the Government of Morocco has announced that all regularly scheduled commercial flights to and from Morocco are suspended until at least May 31.   At this time, the U.S. Consulate General in Casablanca is arranging a special evacuation flight for remaining U.S. citizens and, space permitting, U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents ... Read More»

Health Alert:  Health State of Emergency Extended until May 20

The Government of Morocco has announced that the country’s “Health State of Emergency” has been extended and will remain in effect until May 20 as part of its emergency measures to limit the spread of COVID-19.  During this period, movement during the day should be limited to work, grocery shopping, medical care, purchasing medicine/medical supplies, and emergency ... Read More»

Space Apps Challenge – NOFO – 2020 (Deadline May 10)

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE U.S. EMBASSY RABAT Notice of Funding Opportunity Funding Opportunity Title:  “NASA Space Apps Challenge Hackathon” Cooperative Agreement 2020 Funding Opportunity Number:  PAS-MOROCCO-FY20-05 Date of Posting Award: April 07, 2020 Deadline for Applications: May 10, 2020 CFDA Number:  19.040 Total Amount Available: $30,000 – $40,000 Number of Awards: One PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The ... Read More»

HEALTH ALERT: URGENT – CONFIRM YOUR INTEREST IN A FINAL​ POTENTIAL SPECIAL EVACUATION FLIGHT ​FOR U.S. CITIZENS

The U.S. Mission to Morocco ​continues to explore all options for U.S. citizens ​and Lawful Permanent Residents remaining in Morocco who wish to return to the United States, including a potential special ​ evacuation flight from Casablanca to London mid-to-late this week.  If the flight is finalized, U.S. citizens will be required to pay up front the cost ... Read More»

Health Alert: Urgent – Confirm Your Interest In A Final​potential Special Evacuation Flight ​for U.s. Citizens

The U.S. Mission to Morocco ​continues to explore all options for U.S. citizens ​and Lawful Permanent Residents remaining in Morocco who wish to return to the United States, including a potential special ​ evacuation flight from Casablanca to London mid-to-late this week.  If the flight is finalized, U.S. citizens will be required to pay up front the cost ... Read More»

Health Alert: Moroccan Pharmacies Remain Open

As a reminder, the Government of Morocco has announced a “Health State of Emergency,” which will remain in effect until April 20, as part of its emergency measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. During this period, movement during the day should be limited to work, shopping, medical care, purchasing medicine/medical supplies, and emergency situations ... Read More»

U.S. PROVIDES ADDITIONAL ASSISTANCE TO MOROCCO TO RESPOND TO NOVEL CORONAVIRUS COVID-19

Thursday, March 26, 2020 RABAT – Today, the United States Government has provided MAD 6.6 million ($670,000) to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in Morocco from the Emergency Reserve Fund for Contagious Infectious Diseases at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).  USAID is providing these funds to the World Health Organization (WHO) under the Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan (SPRP) to stop further transmission of ... Read More»

Health Alert: Health State of Emergency in effect until April 20

The Government of Morocco has announced that the country’s “Health State of Emergency” will remain in effect until April 20, as part of its emergency measures to limit the spread of COVID-19.  During this period, movement during the day should be limited to work, shopping, medical care, purchasing medicine/medical supplies, and emergency situations only.  Train and ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Reminder Moroccan Government’s Health Alert Remains In Effect (March 21, 2020)

The Moroccan Government’s Health Alert remains in effect. Movement during the day should be limited to work, shopping, medical care, purchasing medicine/medical supplies, and emergency situations only. During the 6 PM to 6 AM curfew, movement restrictions will be strictly enforced. Travelers should expect to be stopped and questioned by police if transiting during these hours. Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Rabat, Morocco (March 20, 2020) 

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Rabat, Morocco (March 20, 2020) Location:  Morocco Event:   The Government of Morocco has implemented measures to limit the spread of COVID-19: a “Health State of Emergency” will take effect as of Friday, March 20 at 6:00 p.m. until further notice. The Morocco Ministry of Health confirmed 66 cases of COVID-19 in the country. This includes a curfew between the hours of 6:00 pm and 6:00 ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Final Charter Flight Departing Morocco in Advance of Indefinite Moroccan Airspace Closure

In the Department of State’s March 19, 2020 COVID-19 Update, the Department of State advised U.S. citizens to  avoid all international travel at this time due to the global impact of COVID-19.  Moroccan airspace will close indefinitely on Sunday morning March 22.  We strongly encourage U.S. citizens to depart Morocco. The U.S. Mission to Morocco coordinated charter flights on ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Special Flights Leaving Marrakech on Friday to the United States (March 20, 2020)

We recognize this has been a challenging period for many of our fellow Americans, particularly those of you seeking to depart Morocco. The Department of State and the U.S. Mission to Morocco have arranged special chartered flights for U.S. citizens and U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents departing Marrakech International Airport on Friday, March 20, 2020, beginning ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Consulate General Casablanca, Morocco

Location:  Morocco, countrywide Event:  The Government of Morocco has announced the closure of all international travel in and out of Morocco.  The U.S. Embassy and Consulate General are exploring all options for U.S. citizens who remain in Morocco. British Airways, Easy Jet, Ryan Air, and TUI may be flying a limited number of emergency commercial flights this ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Consulate General Casablanca, Morocco

Health Alert – U.S. Consulate General Casablanca, Morocco March 15, 2020 Location:  Morocco, countrywide Event:  The government of Morocco has announced the closure of all international travel in and out of Morocco.  The U.S. Embassy and Consulate General understand the challenges the rapidly evolving international response to the COVID-19 pandemic has caused U.S. citizens seeking to return ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Consulate General Casablanca, Morocco

Location:  Morocco, countrywide Event:  The Department of State has advised U.S. citizens to reconsider travel abroad due to the global impact of COVID-19. For more information, see the Department’s  Global Health Advisory . To contain the spread of COVID-19, the Government of Morocco has cancelled most flights between Morocco and European cities.  Morocco has suspended all flights to Algeria, Belgium, ... Read More»

Warsaw Process Counterterrorism and Illicit Finance Working Group Convenes in Marrakech, Morocco

03/05/2020 05:44 PM EST Office of the Spokesperson The United States, Poland, Morocco, and Kenya convened the Warsaw Process Counterterrorism and Illicit Finance working group, hosted by the Government of Morocco in Marrakech on March 4-5, 2020.  Fifty-five delegations, including international organizations, from around the world participated in the working group.  Delegations discussed the ever-changing ... Read More»

USAID CONVENES REGIONAL POSITIVE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT SYMPOSIUM

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Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund 2020

U.S. Department of State U.S. Embassy Rabat Notice of Funding Opportunity   Funding Opportunity Title:            Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund 2020 Funding Opportunity Number:      PAS-MOROCCO-FY20-03 Deadline for Applications:            Sunday, March 08, 2020 CFDA Number:                               ECA Funds (Education Cultural Affairs) Expected Amount of Funding:     $5,000.00 to $25,000.00  The Embassy of the United States in Rabat ... Read More»

2020 NOFO-80 Years of Exchanges Professional Development Seminars

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE U.S. EMBASSY RABAT Notice of Funding Opportunity  Funding Opportunity Title:             80 Years of Exchanges Professional Development Seminars Funding Opportunity Number:      PAS-MOROCCO-FY20-02 Deadline for Applications:               Saturday, February 29, 2020 CFDA Number:                                19.040 Total Amount Available:                 $40,000.00   PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The Public Affairs Office of the U.S. Embassy in Rabat ... Read More»

Guidebook for Moroccan Handicraft Exporters 

The U.S. Mission to Morocco is pleased to announce the publication of  this guidebook  for Moroccan handicraft exporters.  Produced in partnership with the United States Department of Commerce’s Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP), the guide aims to help artisans, particularly rural women, and handicraft businesses take full advantage of the US-Morocco free trade agreement.  The craft sector not ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Consulate General Casablanca, Morocco

Location:  Morocco, countrywide Event:  Due to heightened tensions in Iraq and the region, the U.S. Embassy in Rabat and the U.S. Consulate General in Casablanca strongly encourage U.S. citizens to maintain a high level of vigilance and practice good situational awareness. While we are not aware of specific, credible threats against U.S. citizens in Morocco ... Read More»

Joint Communique on Reaffirming the Commitment Between the United States of America and the Kingdom of Morocco to Advance Women’s Economic Empowerment

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Joint Communique on U.S.-Morocco Strategic Dialogue

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON OCTOBER 22, 2019 Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation, and Moroccan Expatriates Nasser Bourita met today at the State Department and reviewed the close and productive partnership between the United States and Morocco. They discussed areas for future U.S.-Moroccan cooperation within the framework of the U.S.-Morocco ... Read More»

Construction Opportunity with The U.S. Consulate General in Casablanca

The United States Consulate General in Casablanca is conducting a conference between American and Moroccan construction companies in support of construction projects for our new Consulate building. The conference will be held at the Barcelo Anfa Casablanca Hotel on July 26, 2019 between 10:00 am and 16:00 pm. All interested Moroccan contractors should prepare a ... Read More»

2018 Human Rights Report Communiqué

On March 13, 2019, the U.S. Department of State released the annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, which include Morocco and Western Sahara. The U.S. Embassy in Rabat follows human rights throughout the country and works closely with the Government of Morocco, as well as with other partners such as the National Council on ... Read More»

Medical Exam Instructions

Medical Exam Instructions All immigrant visa applicants, regardless of age, require a medical examination prior to the issuance of a visa. Only a physician accredited by the U.S. Consulate can perform this exam. It is your responsibility to schedule a medical exam with one of the doctors listed below before your visa interview at the ... Read More»

Moonshot Morocco Campaign

What is Moonshot Morocco? On July 20, 1969, millions of people across the world watched as Commander Neil Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the moon, taking “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” To celebrate the spirit of risk-taking, innovation, and achieving the seemingly impossible, the U.S. Mission ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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. ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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: ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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. ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

“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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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, ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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. ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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, ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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. ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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. ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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. ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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, ... Read More»

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, ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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.   Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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) ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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…” ... Read More»
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