Morocco

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INFORMATION

Capital: Rabat

Government: Constitutional Monarchy

Currrent King: King Mohammed VI

Current Prime Minister: Abdelilah Benkirane

Economy:

  • Key sectors: agriculture, tourism, phosphates, textiles, apparel, and subcomponents.
  • Stable; marked by steady growth, low inflation, and generally declining government debt.

Population: 33,000,000 (2014)

Land Size: 710,850 sq km (274,461 sq miles)

Major Ethic Groups:

  • Arab-Berber: 99%
  • Other: 1%
Religions:

  • Muslim (official): 99%
  • Christian: 1%
  • Jewish: ~6,000

Language(s):

  • Arabic (official)
  • Amazigh (Berber; official)
  • French (often the language of business, government, and diplomacy)

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RECENT NEWS

  • Thu - Sep 21, 2017: Morocco's GCTF Presidency Renewed Two Years - AllAfrica News: Morocco
    [MAP] New York -Morocco and the Netherlands were re-selected to assume the presidency of the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) for another two-year mandate, on the occasion of the body's 8th ministerial meeting, held Wednesday in New York.
  • Thu - Sep 21, 2017: Africa Must Be Allowed to Play Rightful Role in International Affairs, Moroccan Minister Tells UN - AllAfrica News: Morocco
    [UN News] With the world at a crossroads - battered by climate change, threatened by terrorism and extremism, and struggling with deepening inequality - it is not only time to bolster multilateral cooperation, but to make use of the vital capacities that can be provided by the dynamism of the African continent, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Morocco told the United Nations General Assembly today.
  • Thu - Sep 21, 2017: FM Stresses Pressing Need for International Cooperation to Defeat Terrorism - AllAfrica News: Morocco
    [MAP] New York -Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita stressed, on Wednesday in New York, the pressing need for cooperation within governments and at the international level to defeat terrorism and violent extremism.
  • Thu - Sep 21, 2017: Muharram 1st of New Hegira Year 1439 On Friday, Sept. 22 - AllAfrica News: Morocco
    [MAP] Rabat -Muharram 1st of the new hegira year 1439 will correspond to Friday, Sept. 22, the Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs has announced on Wednesday.
  • Thu - Sep 21, 2017: Marrakesh Partnership for Global Climate Action Institutionalised Under UN, Official - AllAfrica News: Morocco
    [MAP] New York -The Partnership for Global Climate Action, launched in Marrakesh to speed up climate action over 2017-2020, has become institutionalized under the UN, said, on Wednesday in New York, partnership co-initiator and climate champion Hakima El Haiti.