The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

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

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

For Immediate Release Contact: Christine Shiau Assistant Director The Aspen Institute Christine.Shiau@aspeninstitute.org stevensinitiative.org Washington, DC, August 8, 2018 — The Stevens Initiative today opened the 2018 competition to fund virtual exchange programs in the United States and the Middle East and North Africa in order to help young people gain the collaboration, language, problem-solving skills, technical and vocational skills, as ...
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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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Ambassador Bush welcomed 109 new Peace Corps trainees to Morocco.

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

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

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

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

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