Daily Archives: June 23, 2020

Moroccans Stranded Abroad: 750 People Return to Kingdom via Agadir-Al Massira Airport

Agadir-Al Massira Airport – Some 750 Moroccans stranded abroad, following the closure of air, land and sea borders due to the Covid-19 pandemic, returned to the Kingdom on Monday, via Agadir-Al Massira airport as part of an operation by the Moroccan authorities.   This operation particularly benefited people suffering from chronic illnesses, tourists in precarious

Reimbursement of Hajj Fees, Retention for Next Year of Results of 1441 H Season Draw (Ministry of Endowments)

Rabat – The royal Commission in charge of the pilgrimage announced on Tuesday the reimbursement of the Hajj expenses previously deposited in the Al Barid Bank agencies, from July 1 to 24, 2020, and the retention for next year of the results of the draw for the pilgrimage of the 1441 Hegira season.   In

Moroccans Stranded Abroad: First Repatriation Flight from Belgium

Brussels – As part of operations to repatriate citizens stranded abroad due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Morocco organized on Tuesday a humanitarian flight between Brussels and Agadir.   The flight, which carried 150 passengers, involved citizens in vulnerable situations, sick and elderly people as well as young children. This operation was supervised at Brussels airport

President of the Union of the Comoros: ‘What HM King Mohammed VI is Doing in Africa is Extraordinary’

Moroni – Morocco has always been at the side of the Union of the Comoros and “what His Majesty King Mohammed VI is doing in Africa is extraordinary,” Comoran president Azali Assoumani said Tuesday.   “Morocco has always been at the side of the Union of Comoros and His Majesty personally watches over it through

National Football Championship to Resume by End of July, Trainings to Start This Week: Minister

Rabat – Morocco’s national football championship will resume at the end of July while trainings will begin this week, Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Othmane El Ferdaous, announced Tuesday in Rabat.   This announcement came during El Ferdaous’ presentation before the social sectors Committee at the House of Representatives, which was devoted to discussing

World Bank Approves $US500 Million to Support Morocco’s Financial and Digital Inclusion Reforms

Washington – The World Bank Board of Executive Directors has approved a US$500 million Financial and Digital Inclusion Development Policy Financing (DPF) program, which will support key policy reforms to promote an enabling environment for digital transformation in Morocco.   Building on continuing government reforms, the current DPF – the first in a programmatic series

Post-Covid Recovery, Opportunity for Morocco to Capture Additional Markets (WB)

Casablanca – The post-Covid 19 economic recovery is an opportunity for Morocco to capture additional markets, director of the Maghreb department at the World Bank (WB), Jesko Hentschel, said Tuesday.   “The Kingdom is very close to a very large market, that of the European Union. It has very good products, either in the manufacturing