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  The EU's relations with Morocco - Overview   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Morocco is a member of the League of Arab States, the Organisation of the Islamic Conference, and the Arab Maghreb Union.
Morocco and the European Union are doing their utmost to continue the fight against illegal immigration, with particular attention being paid to the increase flow of immigrants through Morocco.
Morocco is a participant to the ENP, which it sees as a possibility to obtain an "advanced status" in its relations with the EU as expressed by the King of Morocco.
ec.europa.eu /external_relations/morocco/intro/index.htm   (2441 words)

  
  Morocco - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Morocco was the first nation to recognize the fledgling United States in 1777 and has the oldest non-broken friendship treaty with the country, the Moroccan-American Treaty of Friendship, which has been in effect since 1783.
Morocco is a constitutional monarchy, with a popularly-elected parliament.
Morocco is a party to the 1988 UN Drug Convention and in 1992 Morocco passed legislation designed to implement the Convention.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Morocco   (1490 words)

  
 Foreign relations of Morocco - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Morocco is a moderate Arab state which maintains close relations with Europe and the United States.
Morocco also was among the first Arab and Islamic states to denounce the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks in the United States and declare solidarity with the American people in the war against terrorism.
Morocco’s claim to sovereignty over the Western Sahara is based largely on an historical argument of traditional loyalty of the Sahrawi tribal leaders to the Moroccan sultan as spiritual leader and ruler.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Foreign_relations_of_Morocco   (942 words)

  
 Morocco - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Morocco became a French protectorate by the signing of the Treaty of Fez on March 30, 1912.
Morocco was the first nation to recognize the fledging United States in 1777 and has the oldest non-broken friendship treaty with the country, the Moroccan-American Treaty of Friendship, which has been in effect since 1783.
Morocco's capital city is Rabat, and its largest city is the modern port of Casablanca.
www.bucyrus.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Morocco   (874 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Foreign relations of Morocco   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Shimon Peres Shimon Peres (born August 21, 1923), an Israeli politician, is the head of the Israeli Labour Party and served as 8th Prime Minister of Israel from 1984-1986 and 1995-1996 and Foreign Affairs Minister of Israel from 2001-2002, and became Vice Premier in a coalition under...
Western Sahara (EH in ISO 3166-1) is a territory of northwestern Africa, bordering Morocco on the north, Algeria on the northeast, Mauritania to the east and south, and the Atlantic Ocean on the west.
The territory--an area of wasteland and desert bordering the Atlantic Ocean between Mauritania and Morocco--is contested by Morocco and the Polisario (an independence movement based in the region of Tindouf, Algeria).
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Foreign-relations-of-Morocco   (2307 words)

  
 Morocco   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Morocco annexed Western Sahara in the 1970s (which was a colony under the Spaniards since the 19th century, and previous to that, an area of Moroccan influence), but this has not been recognised by many nations.
Morocco was the first nation to recognize the fledging American republic in 1777, and has the oldest non-broken friendship treaty with this country since 1783: the Moroccan-American Treaty of Friendship.
Algeria borders Morocco to the east and southeast (the Algerian border is closed).
www.yotor.com /wiki/en/mo/Morocco.htm   (501 words)

  
 Morocco (02/07)
Morocco was among the first Arab and Islamic states to denounce the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States and declare solidarity with the American people in the war against terror.
Morocco's claim to sovereignty over the Western Sahara is based largely on a historical argument of traditional loyalty of the Sahrawi tribal leaders to the Moroccan sultan as spiritual leader and ruler.
Morocco was the first country to seek diplomatic relations with the Government of the United States in 1777, and remains one of our oldest and closest allies in the region.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/5431.htm   (4067 words)

  
 The EU's relations with Morocco - Overview   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Morocco is a member of the League of Arab States, the Organisation of the Islamic Conference, and the Arab Maghreb Union.
Morocco is also negotiating a Free Trade Agreement with the United States, which should be concluded before the end of 2003.
Morocco and the European Union are doing their utmost to continue the fight against illegal immigration, with particular attention being paid to the increase flow of immigrants through Morocco.
europa.eu.int /comm/external_relations/morocco/intro   (2319 words)

  
 Morocco (10/04)
Foreign exchange reserves are strong, with nearly $13 billion in reserves, the equivalent of 11 months of imports at the end of 2003.
Morocco was among the first Arab and Islamic states to denounce the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States and declare solidarity with the American people in the war against terrorism On May 16, 2003, Moroccan suicide bombers simultaneously attacked five sites in Casablanca, killing more than 40 peopleand wounding over 100.
Morocco's claim to sovereignty over the Western Sahara is based largely on an historical argument of traditional loyalty of the Sahrawi tribal leaders to the Moroccan sultan as spiritual leader and ruler.
www.state.gov /outofdate/bgn/m/47514.htm   (3294 words)

  
 Mauritania - FOREIGN RELATIONS
As a result, Mauritania's foreign policy, like that of other developing states, represents at once an extension of the president's personality and the embodiment of an otherwise fragile state.
Close relations with France, on whom Mauritania continued to rely for much of its development aid, remained the cornerstone of Mauritanian foreign policy through the late 1980s.
Spain's withdrawal from the Spanish Sahara and the latter's partition and annexation by Mauritania and Morocco in 1976 inaugurated an eight-year period of conflict and fighting against Polisario guerrillas of the SADR, resulting in military setbacks and stagnating diplomacy for Mauritania.
countrystudies.us /mauritania/62.htm   (1044 words)

  
 WASHINGTON MOROCCAN CLUB IN WASHINGTON DC
The Sultan's overture was part of a new policy he was implementing as a result of his recognition of the need to establish peaceful relations with the Christian powers and his desire to establish trade as a basic source of revenue.
This action, under the diplomatic practice of Morocco at the end of the 18th century, put the United States on an equal footing with all other nations with which the Sultan had treaties.
Appointed by the Sultan to serve as Consul for all the nations unrepresented in Morocco, Caille wrote on behalf of the Sultan to Franklin from Cadiz on April 14, 1778, offering to negotiate a treaty between Morocco and the United States on the same terms the Sultan had negotiated with other powers.
www.washingtonmoroccanclub.org /usaandmorocco.html   (561 words)

  
 European Union and Morocco strengthen their relations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
During their third Association Council held today, the European Union and Morocco decided to intensify bilateral co-operation in the framework of the Association Agreement through the establishment of six strategic sub-committees on internal market; industry, trade and services; transport, environment and energy; research and innovation; agriculture and fisheries; and justice and security.
The Association agreement between the EU and Morocco entered into force on 1 March 2000 and envisages the establishment of a free trade area between the EU and Morocco at the latest on 28 February 2012.
The conclusions of the November 2000 Marseilles Conference call for the expansion of the objectives and deepening of our relations with the countries of the Mediterranean in the framework of the Association Agreements.
www.europa.eu.int /comm/external_relations/morocco/intro/ip03_274.htm   (403 words)

  
 Morocco - Gurupedia
Morocco has annexed Western Sahara, but this is not universally recognised.
Morocco is divided into 37 provinces and 2 wilayas*: Agadir, Al Hoceima, Azilal, Beni Mellal, Ben Slimane, Boulemane,
Off the Atlantic coast are the Canary Islands and Madeira and across the Mediterranean to the north is Spain.
www.gurupedia.com /m/mo/morocco.htm   (332 words)

  
 Morocco
Morocco has been the home of the Berbers since the second millennium B.C. In 46, Morocco was annexed by Rome as part of the province of Mauritania until the Vandals overran this portion of the declining empire in the 5th century.
Morocco grew into an even greater object of European rivalry by the turn of the century, almost leading to a European war in 1905 when Germany attempted to gain a foothold in the mineral-rich country.
The Polisario and Morocco agreed in Sept. 1991 to a UN-negotiated cease-fire, which was contingent on a referendum regarding independence.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107800.html   (1056 words)

  
 Subject Bibliography: Foreign Relations of the United States (210)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Focuses on the foreign policymaking process of the United States government, including documentation illuminating policy formulation and major aspects and repercussions of its execution.
Includes documentation illuminating the foreign policymaking process of the United States government, with emphasis on the highest level at which policy on a particular subject was determined.
Presents the documentary record of the United States policy toward the Republic of Korea (ROK) in: the bilateral relations with the ROK from 1964 through 1968; the Pueblo crisis; and efforts to encourage a settlement of issues between the ROK and Japan unresolved since World War II.
bookstore.gpo.gov /sb/sb-210.html   (2434 words)

  
 MOROCCO Visa Application - Tourist Visas, Business Visas, Expedited Visas - Morocco Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Morocco virtually annexed Western Sahara during the late 1970s, but final resolution on the status of the territory remains unresolved.
Morocco's primary economic challenge is to accelerate growth in order to reduce high levels of unemployment.
It is a member of the UN and belongs to the Arab League, Arab Maghreb Union (UMA), Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), INTELSAT, and the Non-Aligned Movement.
www.travisa.com /amex/Morocco   (706 words)

  
 Libya Our Home : News and Views ليبيا وطننا : أخبار وآراء
Libya's deputy foreign minister Abdullati Ibrahim Elobeidi took part on Monday, as an observer, in a conference in Brussels on the European Union's policy with its neighbours, stretching from Ukraine and the Caucasus to northern Africa.
Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Famiano Crucianelli, attending a meeting on the EU's Neighbourhood Policy, said Libya should be helped to draw nearer to the Union through that very policy.
The Foreign Office admitted that it passed the letter from the Libyans to the Director of Public Prosecutions, Sir Ken Macdonald, but refused to discuss its contents.
www.libya-watanona.com   (2191 words)

  
 Maghreb Arabe Presse: Morocco: A model of women rights in the Arab world, meeting   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
NEW YORK, Mar. 8 - The promotion of women rights through the adoption of a new Family Code in Morocco was discussed at a round table organized by the American Council on Foreign Relations, on "Morocco as a model for the Arab world."
Fouzia Rhissassi, holder of the UNESCO chair on Women's Rights in Morocco, and Abdeslam Maghraoui, specialist of the Islamic world in the United States Institute of Peace, who conducted this meeting, shed light on the achievements of Morocco in promoting equity between the two sexes and enhancing democracy.
Rhissassi, for whom the adoption of the New Family Code is a "revolution at many a level", pointed out that, at this stage, the government explores with the civil society means to better implement the new law, particularly through rising the awareness of the youth on equity and training judges.
www.map.ma /eng/sections/social/morocco__a_model_of/view   (308 words)

  
 Council on Foreign Relations - SourceWatch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) states (http://www.cfr.org/) that it is "dedicated to increasing America's understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy.
Carroll Quigley, Professor of History at Georgetown University, stated, "The Council of Foreign Relations is the American Branch of a society which originated in England and believes national boundaries should be obliterated and one-world rule established." [4] (http://www.maxexchange.com/ybj/chapter13.htm)
The image of the CFR as a closed-shop bi-partisan discussion forum for the foreign policy establishment has fuelled criticism that the organisation and its members are controlling world policy and events.
www.sourcewatch.org /wiki.phtml?title=Council_on_Foreign_Relations   (1587 words)

  
 Africa - Regional Information page - NZ Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
New Zealand’s official relations with sub-Saharan Africa are, in the main, with the Commonwealth countries of southern and eastern Africa, with South Africa being the most substantial.
New Zealand embassies in Paris and Madrid are accredited to Algeria and Morocco respectively.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade produces and maintains information papers for certain countries and territories throughout the world.
www.mfat.govt.nz /Foreign-Relations/Africa   (609 words)

  
 Relations between Morocco and Libya termed 'excellent' by Moroccan foreign minister
The relations between Morocco and Libya are "excellent" and marked by high levels of cooperation, partnership and comprehension, said Moroccan foreign minister, Mohamed Benaissa.
In Addition to Morocco and Libya, the North African regional grouping UMA musters Algeria, Tunisia and Mauritania.
Benaissa said the Rabat meeting is part of the Moroccan-Libyan consultations on the upcoming session of Arab foreign ministers to be held as of September 14th in Cairo.
www.arabicnews.com /ansub/Daily/Day/040908/2004090820.html   (145 words)

  
 The world's top Morocco websites   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Morocco has signed a Free Trade Agreement with the European Union and the US
Notes on geography, history, politics, economy, international relations, travel, current affairs.
News from Morocco gathered from various sources on the web.
dirs.org /dir-wiki.cfm/Top/Regional/Africa/Morocco   (422 words)

  
 Women's rights : Morocco, a model in the Arab world :: moroccoTimes.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The promotion of women's rights through the adoption of a new Family Code in Morocco was discussed at a round table organized by the American Council on Foreign Relations on "Morocco as a model for the Arab world."
Fouzia Rhissassi, holder of the UNESCO chair on Women's Rights in Morocco, and Abdeslam Maghraoui, specialist of the Islamic world in the United States Institute of Peace conducted this meeting.
Rhissassi, for whom the adoption of the New Family Code is a "revolution at many a level", pointed out that, at this stage, the government and the civil society are exploring means to better implement the new law, particularly through rising the awareness of the youth on equity and training judges.
www.moroccotimes.com /news/article.asp?id=4564   (420 words)

  
 Morocco - Wikinfo
Morocco is a country of northwest Africa and includes Western Sahara (under dispute).
It has a long coastline on the Atlantic Ocean which reaches past the Strait of Gibraltar into the Mediterranean Sea.
Morocco's Ministry of Communication offers a page with mp3s of traditional Moroccan music here.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Morocco   (535 words)

  
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