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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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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

NOVEMBER 7-8, 2019 On November 7-8, Advisor to the President of the United States of America, Ivanka Trump and CEO of the Millennium Challenge Corporation Sean Cairncross, paid a visit to the Kingdom of Morocco to discuss ways to deepen our bilateral partnership and strategies to advance women’s economic empowerment through the Women’s Global Development …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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The 20th Anniversary of the International Religious Freedom Act

The 20th Anniversary of the International Religious Freedom Act October 27, 1998-2018 This year marks the 20th anniversary of America’s International Religious Freedom Act, which made the promotion of religious freedom a U.S. foreign policy priority.  We reaffirm our stance that all people, in every country, deserve to exercise their right to live according to their …

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Stevens Initiative Opens Competition to Fund Virtual Exchange Programs Connecting Youth in the United States, Middle East, and North Africa

For Immediate Release Contact: Christine Shiau Assistant Director The Aspen Institute Christine.Shiau@aspeninstitute.org stevensinitiative.org Washington, DC, August 8, 2018 — The Stevens Initiative today opened the 2018 competition to fund virtual exchange programs in the United States and the Middle East and North Africa in order to help young people gain the collaboration, language, problem-solving skills, technical and vocational skills, as …

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RESTART OF ENTRY PERIOD FOR DIVERSITY VISA PROGRAM – DV-2019

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

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STATEMENT BY SECRETARY TILLERSON – Liberation of Mosul

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

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STATEMENT BY PRESIDENT TRUMP ON SYRIA

Office of the Press Secretary ________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release         April 6, 2017   STATEMENT BY PRESIDENT TRUMP ON SYRIA Mar-a-Lago, Florida 9:40 P.M. EDT   THE PRESIDENT:  My fellow Americans:  On Tuesday, Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad launched a horrible chemical weapons attack on innocent civilians.  Using a deadly nerve agent, Assad choked out the lives …

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American Pop Band “The Exchange” Tours Morocco April 25-29 Concerts in Casablanca, Oujda, Meknes and Rabat

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

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Stories of Resilience: The 2017 International Women of Courage Awardees

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

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Fact Sheet: Aviation Security Enhancements for Select Last Point of Departure Airports with Commercial Flights to the United States

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

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Remarks on the President’s Executive Order Signed Today

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

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2017 Human Rights Report Communiqué

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

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US Ambassador Bush Trip to Oujda

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

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Operation Smile

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

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Signage Ceremony

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

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Al Akhawayn University Visit

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

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The Official Conclusion of Restorations to the Western Ramparts of Ksar Sghir

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

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Exchange Alumni

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

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Women Alumni

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

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I Have a Dream

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

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