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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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/  

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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 – …

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National Day Event at U.S. Embassy Rabat

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

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50th Anniversary of AmCham in Morocco

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

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NPS 100th Anniversary/Sister Park Signing Ceremony Toubkal National Park

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

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Marrakesh – May 11, 2016: NPS 100th Anniversary/Sister Park Signing Ceremony Toubkal National Park

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

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Marrakech Air Show 2016

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

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Marrakesh – April 27, 2016: Ambassador Bush’s Remarks 2016 Marrakech Air Show, American Pavilion Opening

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

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Visit to Ibn Tofail University

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

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Kenitra – April 20, 2016: Ambassador Bush Draft Remarks Visit to Ibn Tofail University Ibn Tofail University campus

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

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TALIM 40th Anniversary

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

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Ambassador Bush Remarks Crowdfunding Conference

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

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Rabat – March 22, 2016: Ambassador Bush Remarks Crowdfunding Conference

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

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Op-ed Realizing the Power of Entrepreneurship

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

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BM Fulbright Orientation Opening Remarks

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

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Ambassador Bush Remarks – National Day 2015

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

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Ambassador Bush Remarks for the Open Government Steering Group Meeting

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

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Opening Remarks for Maroc Model United Nations

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

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Remarks by Ambassador Bush at the Inauguration of the New U. S. Embassy in Rabat

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

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Ambassador Bush’s Remarks for National Day

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

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