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As we have said before, the past is the past, but many are involved in the plundering of natural resources and the wealth of Western Sahara. In this case, we are willing to go to court and more importantly, we want the European Union and European companies to apply the law otherwise we will use justice as a weapon.
This agreement, just like all the others, is not applicable to the Western Sahara and if the Eurpean Union wants to focus on this region, I think they should first negotiate with the Polisario Front.
Demand is high for craftsmen. I myself am always looking for trained staff for my own studio. If we managed to have funding so they could each have their own little workshops, that would be really amazing.
The turnover in the Moroccan industry exceeds a billion dollars for about 40, 50 manufacturers. The presence of Morocco at the level of Arab Health is important for the development of our partnerships, and finding new business opportunities for Moroccan pharmaceutical companies.
Talks have ended with him and also with Mohaend Laenser, the leader of the Popular Movement.
There can be no economic social development without investment in health care; as pharmaceutical companies we do participate to reach this end.
When they come here, our clients can projects themselves into the future and they can say 'if Morocco has succeeded in developing its industry then why can't we?
This is materializing by job creation, by direct foreign investment, by local accessibility and availability of drugs, by lower pricing, more accessibility and also by training a pool of qualified people, because our pharmaceutical industry required higher international norms in terms of quality.
There are many different nationalities, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Lebanon, Libya and citizens of other nations.
We were planning to launch expressions of interest this week, but we have received an offer of 31 billion dirham ($3 billion) from a foreign conglomerate. We think that it is a serious offer until proven otherwise, but the court will invite expressions of interest anyways.
We asked only for three months as we will invite investors to submit expression of interests in the coming days, likely in a week.
There is a very broad consensus for movement, as was made clear at the climate negotiating meeting that occurred last month in Morocco. There are nearly 200 countries that are committed to move forward on this.
Hopefully after you exit the theatre, you will realise that the film speaks about you, and about your problems, and about the questions that you need to ask yourself, and I think it's wonderful when cinema manages to do that.
It has become difficult to preserve what I think is the most important thing in cinema which is diversity. (…) If the trend continues at this speed, twenty years from now, we'll just have these formatted genre pieces and not much else, and I don't think cinema was invented for this.
It ('Graduation') speaks about truth and about lies, and about what happens to your life if you let too many lies in, and finally, it speaks about selfishness and about how we manage always in society, today, to find individual solutions, but we are never capable of finding a collective solution that would save us all.
We were able to get over the language barrier and receive this prize. It's truly a great honour for China and we hope we'll be able to come back to Marrakech in the future.
Each person is a wonderful individual, everyone should understand that, one shouldn't always just see the bad in people but instead one should also see the positive. I think that would make the world a better place.
Industry leaders now have the opportunity to step up to the challenge outlined by the Paris climate agreement. In particular, the industry must help shift capital flows into climate-resilient assets and resilience-enhancing investments rather than simply struggling to maintain its current underwriting exposure.
In this agreement both countries agreed to study and take concrete steps toward the promotion of a regional gas pipeline project that will connect Nigeria's gas resources, those of several West African countries and Morocco.
After independence when I was born, there were many Cubans in Guinea-Bissau who shared their music. I had uncles who studied in Cuba and who brought back music from there, so I was influenced by what you call Latin music.
We have had a very good year actually.
The authorities wanted to have a two stage approach.
Most of the people are moving to the cities. Now over 65 percent of the population is living in cities. People are moving from the rural areas to urban areas. If we are not ready to accept them – we are going to have a big problem.
This co-operative has opened our eyes to a new world of possibilities for us and for our children.
Now they can stay behind and work on the land.
Thirty years ago, we had enough rain and it was more evenly distributed. The soil had more vegetation cover and we didn't have these ravines.
Climate problems come from bad management of natural resources.
They have their own approach to adaptation, but we try to develop and improve the way they are doing it.
Our situation has improved a lot compared with a few years ago. We can be independent of our husbands, and we also contribute to household expenses.
It was essential for us here in Morocco to strengthen the show biz industry and also to boost the key industries like production and distribution companies. The state can certainly encourage musical creativity but this is useless when there is no distribution to the largest possible audience.
When new agriculture was introduced into the region with the introduction of new technological tools, it has made things easier in terms of the production of olive oil. It has improved the way we extract the oil and it sells well in the market. And rural women have benefited, she now has her own source of income. She doesn't wait for her husband to give her anything, and thankfully for these efforts – olive oil, honey, meat, soap – now women don't have to rely on their husbands to buy medicine for their children for example or to pay for their schooling. She has money in her pocket.
Once we finish evaluating the company's assets, and once the judge in charge validates the results, we will launch the process.
The court may extend the deadline if needed, but it is too early to know.
Its funding will first be from equity and the second part through debt.
Of course you can say we're going into another direction. But it's a bit silly and it's not where the jobs are. So if you want jobs then you have to follow where the world is heading to. And that message really comes strong out of Marrakech.
There is a very major deployment of solar and wind energy in Morocco, there is massive deployments of renewable energy in Latin America and particular in Brazil and Mexico and couple of other countries. All of these together have been showing not only in their own region but also globally what countries can do when they put minds to it and identify what they can do with their own domestic resources.
Now all these people are really strong advocates for the project – they are like ambassadors.
On some fronts we will fail, that's for sure.
If it weren't for the local population, the forest would be long gone.
These payment-for-ecosystem-services schemes can revolutionize the way of doing business in the countryside. Everyone is a winner here, including nature.
I think people are going to pay.
We are confident the nations of this world gathered here in Morocco will keep focused on the work that needs to go ahead.
Japan aims to play a leading role in crafting arrangements that raises transparency in each country's emission cuts to help accomplish the spirit of the Paris agreement.
Along with other members, we call for coherence with national climate change pledges. On the eve of Climate Finance Day in Casablanca, we would like to involve both companies and policymakers so as to take the Arctic issue to the next level and seek greater protection for the region.
I do not think there would be much impact beyond some sympathetic widening in African countries, most of which are already rated below investment grade. There is some small likelihood that Morocco might see flows, being the rare [investment-grade] country in the area.
Duroc is an agricultural company which exports 30,000 tons of cherry tomatoes. All areas are equipped with a system above ground. Duroc is a model for water management in the region and throughout Morocco.
We hope we can be an inspiration.
Morocco is particularly suited for a large-scale project. It may not be suitable for all other countries.
Unfortunately for many, it's thought that renewables are to have a light bulb or light a school ... This is to get away from the caricature of renewables.
The global community needs to recognize the scientific evidence: keeping tropical forests intact prevents carbon emissions, and forest peoples do the job better than anyone else. The Marrakech conference presents an opportunity to act on this evidence. We need to take concrete steps toward recognizing rights, before global warming reaches the breaking point.
Welcome back to social media Kim from Morocco. We love you.
The Noor II project uses the same technology as Noor I, namely, parabolic mirrors, larger ones, that will be more efficient over the same surface area. Then Noor III will employ tower technology, the tower behind us. This tower will be the tallest building in Africa standing at 243 metres high.
The operating principle is that these mirrors help to reflect sunlight to a central tube which warms a heat transfer fluid, this liquid is then transported to the power island, where it turns water into steam. The steam drives a turbine producing electricity which is sent to the national grid. The plant, boasts a thermal storage system, with a three-hour-storage capacity.
Over 30% of this project was carried out by local companies. So having succeeded in delivering this project on time and in line with international standards is a source of great pride for us all.
Our goal is to develop and strengthen aquaculture. It has a very significant potential, the fisheries sector's fastest growth in recent years. However, our goal is sustainable development. So we want to encourage the development of seaweed farming and that's why in Morocco we have several experimental projects you can see here today such as with macro algae.
Our ambition is to enhance, improve and implement a coastal marine observation system. In Morocco we began by installing an oceanographic and meteorological buoy off Dakhla. We aim to install a network in the northwest African region with our partner countries.
Morocco's vessel monitoring system (VMS), available on all Moroccan boats, is a good management tool. We can follow their units, knowing exactly the distance their ship, its exact location, the time it leaves port and when it returns.
So far we haven't done enough to reach this 1.5 degree target, which was the lowest level defined in the Paris agreement, and we are also going to reach this 2 degree target very soon if we are not going to start a rapid change in our emission patterns.
The main aim is to provide means and tools both in terms of hardware and software to digitalize this cultural heritage and to make them available in an open way to the world at large.
Just to give you some context, the condition upon which the Moroccans agreed to host the meeting was her participation. If hrc was not part if(sic) it, meeting was a non-starter.
The King has personally committed approx. $12 million both for the endowment and to support the meeting.
It will be between us and in house, we have enough resources even if the closing happens before the end of the year, as we expect it.
Some in Morocco think it is a miracle. Participative products conform to Islamic rules, but they do cost money too.
We will have to be careful to not mislead customers because if they feel disappointed it will be even less than 5 percent. Some in Morocco think it is a miracle. Participative products conform to Islamic rules, but they do cost money too.
Boeing will actively reach out to more than 120 suppliers in the near term to encourage this to happen.
All they have done is take money out of the pockets of the Moroccans because everything has become so expensive. We can't live like this. It was not like this with the others.
Probably they will have to go with six different parties to go for a coalition. I don't know, we might end up going for another election sometime in another month.
The rhythms are very universal, with melodies that are more local to the Maghreb, to Algeria and Morocco. So I think it's this mix that speaks to the body a little and it's sort of a characteristic of the concerts we do, we are talking to the body, it really gets people moving, especially the kids.
We have decided to make it a strength. So I had this Casablanca 1987 embroidery made especially, because there's no reason why we shouldn't say we're based in Morocco, so we make a point of showing it clearly, it's a reference.
When you visit a Moroccan factory today, they don't specialise in a single product, you'll find jackets, shirts, dresses, trousers, etc… something that's not available in Asia or in countries like Turkey for example.
Première Vision New York helps companies working in the textile, accessories, but also leather and manufacturing industries to target the American market, which is strategic because it's the second fashion market in the world after Europe.
It's more than urgent to give more room to express culture and art.
Despite the reaction of opposition parties and even some MPs in the government's majority, the new law has been endorsed by the Greek parliament. It comes around 48 hours before the first 500 migrants, mainly from Morocco, Pakistan and Afghanistan, will be returned to Turkey in accordance with the agreement between Ankara and the European Union.
MINURSO has ... received a request to close its military liaison office in Dakhla in the coming days, which would be the first request directly targeting the military component.
We cannot allow the principle to be upheld that member states can arbitrarily go against their status of mission agreements and their commitments under the U.N. charter ... to abide by Security Council resolutions.
This Caterpillar engine has interested me for a while now because it's a civilian engine, made for construction, but it's been used in warfare, in war zones since the Vietnam war. In Iraq and all the wars until now it's been used. And the piece in the Biennale, more specifically the D9T, which is one type of Caterpillar engine that is used in the West Bank and in Gaza.
Young people are working with traditional crafts, re-using them, re-learning them. I'm have been learning how to sew and weave since I left Morocco. And also the place of craft in the history of civil movements, civil rights movements, or in feminist movements or in gay rights has always been very important- you know, all these considered low-arts- the crafts.
I wanted to tell the story of our amazing relationship by these words on the pieces of the palais that remain. After my life they will be here for my children and grandchildren. The story is also etched in an accompanying work. I am an artist thanks to my parents. They never stood in my way, they never blocked me, on the contrary they encouraged me to do it.
They are Ethiopia and Morocco, both of which need to implement as a matter of urgency a robust and adequate national testing programme, both in and out of competition, where applicable in coordination with relevant sporting and anti-doping authorities.
Mouhcine Fikri is not the only victim of the humiliation and violence from the Moroccan authorities. Lots of citizens have been murdered by police and the authorities before him.
On a global scale, we experience the same problems as any other national cinema industry. Look at any country today and you will find the presence of both local cinema and American cinema. It's hard to penetrate commercial channels because of the dominance of American cinema but as soon as you leave these channels, you sense a real interest in Moroccan cinema like in any other kind of cinema.
I have made two films in Morocco, well partly in Morocco. Well, Moroccan technicians are exceptional, because they see a lot of American, French, Belgians who come and shoot in Morocco, so they are very experienced. When you talk about Moroccan cinema, I think you first have to talk about the technicians. Then,. there's the artistic side of Moroccan cinema, and I think there are some very interesting things that have emerged over the past ten years.
My dearest wish is that within five years we will be able to conquer those invincible citadels that are the official selections in Cannes, Berlin or Venice, because since Othello we haven't had a film in the official selections in Cannes and it would mean recognition for Moroccan cinema to be there.
Thank you. I am giving this prize to my country, Lebanon, my country which, sadly, doesn't believe in us, but in which we will always believe.
There's like a really exciting energy going on in Canada with a lot of young filmmakers, like my friend Andrew Cividino, who's also here (at the festival), and Xavier Dolan… It feels like a new voice is emerging and it's actually a very exciting time to be in Canada right now, making films.
Thirty years ago, I worked at Charlie Hebdo, I knew Cabu, I knew Wolinski, and when I see what happened… if my scriptwriter had suggested doing a film where we would, for example, represent you know who (the prophet Mohammed) in pictures, I would have said: I don't think we should do that. And that's giving up, it's being afraid, so, in a way, violence, a Kalashnikov, is stronger than a camera, sadly.
She endured great pressure and many threats and prevailed, and ended up singing and became sort of a hero in that country as a woman who stood and said, We're 52 percent of the population, I think we have a right to be heard, especially singing.
I mean I love the country very much, I love the people very much, and the professionals – the TV people – were very, very… not just talented and capable, but thoughtful of each other. To me, that makes it all worthwhile.
You come to threaten me on a Sunday. You say you'll come round to my house on Tuesday. On Monday, I ask the police to intervene. Is this a trap?
We have to take in account that we are confronting terrorism, a jihadist terrorism an international terrorism, that has no location, where the location where they are arrested, has a relative significance.
All the countries are threatened by these barbarians. We have already said that this is not a religious war, but a war of barbarity to all those who oppose to their fanatic interpretation of Islam, that has nothing to do with the real Islam.
I asked my special envoy Christopher Ross to resume his shuttle diplomacy to create the appropriate atmosphere for the resumption of talks.
We sing in Moroccan to a Moroccan public, and that way, we always get through to them.
Things like that (speaking about the tournament) are advancing our sport. Maybe one day it'll be more popular than football or basketball. We are showing the beauty of this sport, showing also that this sport has a moral code, and has values, and also it's nice to watch.
We had a lot of emails from young people who admitted that the play has changed their minds.Even though it's a play about intolerance, eventually tolerance wins.
We need big markets within Africa but also we need countries to trade with international markets. As a specific example I take economic partnership agreements which can be signed between the Economic Community of West African States, a market of some 300 million people and the EU. I think it's important for African development that the continent industrialises. And we need standards within the African business environment to be the same as elsewhere in the world.
South-South cooperation is vital. So we must create larger, cross-frontier trading spaces. We have to make the most of the mutualisation and the complementarity of our resources and our economies. But we can't do without the North, because today in Morocco we are meeting international investors, from Europe, the US, and Asia, who are making Morocco a platform where part of the value is created in Morocco, another part in the North, and a third part in the countries south of Morocco.
I don't have any fear about Ebola outbreak disturbing the African Cup of Nations. Just for you to know we have gone through qualifiers since the month of April and we have not had any single case of Ebola related to a football game even when it comes to local football played in the host countries.
This is not just for Moroccan women. It's for women who are raped, beaten and killed throughout the world.
What we have witnessed is scandalous. We have had enough. We must change this law. We must change this penal code.
It promotes the development of responsible fisheries based on the economical, financial, technical and scientific co-operation in the field of fisheries between the European community and the Kingdom of Morocco.
The accused had the mission to commit an attack in Germany. They did not yet have a concrete target in view. While building the explosive device they were still in a phase of experimentation as we know after the results of the searching.
Moroccan artistes face many barriers – not just Moroccan actually, but all southern artists have lots of problems selling themselves abroad. There are visa problems and so travelling becomes a pain. Morocco welcomes lots of international artistes but there aren't many Moroccan artistes appearing abroad.
The challenges are always on different levels, I think for Europe, of course, the economical crisis is dramatic so I think this is a big problem with the sponsoring, with the public funding – in a lot of countries the public funding has been cut by 60 percent, by 80 percent. And the audience, the big crowds are disapperaring – festivals who have existed for many years are struggling.
We have not finished yet (our selection) but there are a few artistes I will seriously consider for the coming festivals and also for the world music venue I am programming in Copenhagen.
There's really something to do around the new musical scene, I really love the DJs too. I love really traditional music, but that's been around a long time. On the other hand, it seems important to me to support the new Moroccan scene and at the Marseille capital of culture in 2013 and La Fiesta du Sud we'll schedule this type of new Moroccan music.
That's the end of Morocco for me. I'm going back to France. I'll continue to go on holidays, but certainly not to Morocco because here people are allowed to kill.
They'll be out killing more children in four years' time.
I think al Qaeda are indoctrinating people both on the Internet and here in Morocco. They are recruiting many people here.
This is a fluid and heterogeneous epidemic. It's changing quickly and it's going to be a long fight. I will say that in the 30 years that I've been working in public health the only thing like this has been AIDS and we have to work now so this is not the world's next AIDS.
This year was different because I brought my own group, my own music, and collaborated with Maallem Merchane so I feel born again!
There is a huge wave of migration, with thousands and thousands of people trying to enter illegally in Spain and so in the European Union.
We're always open to talks about a partnership that could include sea food, especially on an industrial scale.
I think in general the project has taken into consideration most of the suggestions of the parties. The general atmosphere of the meeting was good, with the participation of all parties. We will present this draft to our different groups, before taking the right decision.
To avoid an international intervention we have decided to accept the draft protocol concerning the mission of an Arab League delegation to Syria to oversee the application of the decisions of the Arab League.
We would not have cancelled our trip even if this blast had happened before. We would have come to Morocco anyway. We were very keen to come and I don't think it would had any effect on us.
I do believe actually that this will have an impact. I booked this holiday some time ago. I think it is a great city but this would make me very apprehensive about coming here again. Tourism is so important for Marrakesh, it could have a knock on effect.
Along with this agreement, the European Parliament also voted on a proposal by a Belgium Liberal MEP on the future opening of some financial EU programs with Morocco, which have Advance Status to progressively integrate into the European Internal Market.
Tomorrow Morocco will join the big boys, the democratic nations, after having chosen to become democratic constitutional monarchy.
The issue of the King's powers is a relative one, he says. According to the political figures involved, the mechanism of the consultation process proves that the King has handed over a lot of power and has also re-distributed a lot. He has also reinforced the authority of the government and parliament. This might not be ideal, but it is certainly not as bad a situation as some would have you think. The new constitution is not on the same level as those of Europe's democratic monarchies, but it is a long way from those in the Gulf or the presidential regimes of our Middle East neighbours.
There is everything, like the culture of Morocco, it is varied. So there's everything in the music, there's the Orient, the West, folklore, jazz, African music, there is everything, because you have to go further, there's the horizon, there's the light over there, we have to go together.
Israeli deliberate measures at expanding settlement activities, at carrying out further building of illegal settlements in and around Jerusalem, all these are designed to scuttle all American efforts at trying to relaunch any kind of talks.
What the Prime Minister (Netahyahu) has offered in specifics of a restraint on the policy of settlements, which he has just described, no new starts for example, is unprecedented in the context of prior to negotiations.
In the world music scene I would say that we get quite a lot of offers but there still is lot of work to do and I think to organize such meetings like here, like this music fair, I think it is a very good idea.
It is done and organised in a very proper way, you have a chance to meet everyone in the meetings and the concerts, showcases or speed meetings.
Geographically, Morocco is certainly the right place to hold a music fair and offer musicians from the region a new, international platform. One can but wish Visa For Music a bright future.
We are very happy to be at Visa For Music, we think it's incredible to have an arts market place here in north Africa.
I know that the network that's connected to this event, Visa For Music, has very, very good connections in the Middle East and also all over Africa, so it's a very good place to be. For me, I would say, of course, it's a network but (I have come) mainly to see the showcases.
I am normally a nice person, but during the shoot I became sometimes very nasty, also with my crew.
I am deeply sorry I could not be with you tonight because I am shooting my new film in Moscow, I am so sorry. I am deeply honored by the invitation and award.
We don't make films just to please a French or a Middle Eastern co-producer, we make films for us and think that today if we're going to call ourselves artists, we have to take responsibility for expressing our point of view, our opinion.
If you knew the number of Moroccan films today that are extremely subversive and which rub the country up the wrong way. But these films are there to help, so they shouldn't be censored. There's a real willingness to tell stories today, to use this freedom that we're gradually winning.
I notice that Moroccans who live abroad, sometimes that allows us to compare, to see what's happening elsewhere in comparison to what's happening at home, and we also notice change.
There is obviously a window of opportunity for Europe, and that's quite rare. A chance for Europe to play a role on the international stage, and if there's anywhere where Europe can be significant, it's obviously in North Africa and Africa. North Africa and Libya, it's just the other side of the street from us, like Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia…for us these are neighbouring countries, countries with which we have a common history, long-standing relationships, and I think that's the right policy to show: that we are interested in these situations and that we are on the side of their people.
We had a great team, a really good enclosed team. Not to sound clicheed, but we formed a familly. They gave us a wonderful sense of trust and respect. Not being insensitive the way we portrayed the story, inbetween the takes there was a lot of humour.
We're happy to work as a pair because, for us, this means discovering something more. From the beginning, ours ideas and screenplays are always double work for us, but it also means we discover something more.
Time is running out to save the blue-fin tuna stock from collapse. With this position the European Union will be able to champion bold and decisive measures, in particular to resolve the issue of over-capacity, to reduce the length of the fishing seasons and to identify specific measures that can reinforce control throughout the market chain.
If you add these two, there have been 13 arrests over the last few months, which shows that the intelligence and state security services are working efficiently with others, because the threat is global. The threat is no higher in Spain.
The status quo allows Japan, Iceland and Norway to continue its slaughter of thousands of whales each year with impunity.
We have to study new measures and advice but I must meet those in charge of these organisations to decide if we should adopt additional measures.
It is interesting to work here. Interesting to work with different artists from all over the world. Asilah – the place by itself it gives you a beautiful feeling for working.
From what we saw, tension at the border is at its maximum level. We call on the government to do everything possible to avoid any incidents.
So the combined cycle recovers energy from the exhaust gases to produce steam. Basically, after bring emitted, the exhaust gas enters a recovery boiler. The boiler is fueled by water and produces steam through heat exchangers. This steam then reaches certain parameters of temperature and pressure to enter the steam turbine, where it converges with the steam produced by the solar field to power the turbine and produce electrical energy through this mechanism.
Here we have this parabolic format, which allows the dish to track the exact position of the sun to maximise the radiation. It quickly reflects the rays back toward the collector. This is where you find a special tube that circulates the oil. The oil recovers the maximum recovered energy of solar radiation and then transfers that heat to the recovery boiler.
It's not just a question of security but also of economic necessity.
In this, the Moroccan nation is and always will be supported by the people and government of their neighbour Spain.
It was East to West. So from Istanbul to go in Moorish influence, Arabic influence and then Moorish to Morocco to Alhambra Spain, that kind of feeling.
It's not about judging movies. I see it as an opportunity to see different kinds of films, which I certainly wouldn't have seen otherwise. I just want to be a normal viewer, like when I go and see films at the cinema.
There is security co-operation, it is important, it is significant, but it could be more efficient.
Well, the framework of the association agreement includes a number of things which have already been done, but there were other things done by Morocco and the EU and developed by Morocco and the EU independently of the association agreement and which go well beyond the current agreement.
We don't think of it as compensation, we would say that in the special relationship between Morocco and the EU there are natural rights and obligations and it's essential to find a basis for – and the right balance between – the two sides' interests; so we're working within the context of a partnership. We are discussing it and it is one of Morocco's requests.
The Mediterranean Union is an extremely important and interesting project that Morocco supports. Morocco endorses this idea because it will enhance everything we've built up as of now and allow us to deal better with Euro-Mediterranean affairs.
We are waiting now for the King to ask us to start consultations to form a new Government, we are already used to dealing with the Democratic Coalition and we are also open to talk to other parties.
They promised investment, loans, aid and an increased partnership with Tunisia. The US wants to invest in Tunisia, promoting tourism and the Gulf states, which are the main investors in Tunisia, the neighbouring Maghreb countries, Algeria, Libya, Morocco and the Arab world.
We are fully aware that to be the host is not only an honour but a very serious commitment. Only in cooperation with you and your countries as partners can we ensure that Expo 2012 is remembered as one of the most successful expos in history.
One of the things that Turner Classic Movies really wanted to do was curate an auction that appealed to a broad range of fans. So we have the high ticket items that are really the marquee pieces, but we've got a lot of things for other folks as well.
The car was bought by Warner Brothers in 1940, and was part of their studio fleet of cars, and so not only did it appear in 'Casablanca,' it appeared in 'High Sierra' and a few other movies as well. But most famously in 'Casablanca.'.
Morocco is in the middle of expansion. In the space of 10 years some extraordinary things have been achieved thanks to his majesty. We're here to support that and to say 'yes we can.
This year is very strong, very much for cinema lovers. We have lots of directors from right around the world, the big names: Kusturica, Jarmusch, Cuaron, Kiarostami. We have a great jury of cinema-lovers, so the discussions will be great. We've got some magnificent competition.
Now we're warning them of an attack in Italy or in Morocco.
We are already losing the fishing industry. If we lose it completely, we may as well turn out the lights and leave because there are no other jobs.
What's going to happen now? We all have mortgages. Almost all of our families have only the husband's salary. They have cut us down with an axe.
He expressly said that he refused the principle of secularism, that he rejects equality between men and women – he announced very clearly that males and females are not equal – and he admitted that he's the one who forces his wife to wear the burqa.
Maybe some disagree but it is an essential principle of my government's foreign policy to maintain a good relationship with neighbouring countries like Morocco.
Of course this [these democratic elections] will take time. We cannot fix it today. This will be fixed by the different parties, and when I say parties, it is not only those who are in government. We are in contact with all the elements, political elements of the Tunisian society.
If we want to control matters in the Mediterranean, we can only do so with the cooperation of Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia and Libya.
We are evaluating the outcome of the legal proceedings. We'll have more to say after we have finished that analysis and gathered as much information as possible.
You know, security is a key issue for most of the world nowadays. I think there are two ways to enhance security. Firstly, you have to modernise society. Morocco has made a lot progress on this, for instance by strengthening the rights of women and raising their social status. Secondly, you have to fight poverty, both in the cities and in rural areas – that way you counteract extremist tendencies.
No, I don't think so. You have to remember two things. Firstly, Morocco subscribes to the idea of financial reforms aimed at an open market. It was in that spirit of economic openness that we signed agreements with the US and with the European Union. Secondly, you can't change geography. Our main partner is and will remain the EU. Seventy percent of commercial transactions, technological and cultural cooperation is with Brussels.
As the coalition has been recognised as the only legitimate representative, it seems that the United States decided to place all bets on the armed victory of this same national coalition.