Morocco: Launch of the Social Security Programme

Morocco: Launch of the Social Security Programme

On 14 April the Kingdom officially inaugurated its new Social Security Programme in a launch ceremony at the Royal Palace in Fez which was presided over by King Mohamed VI.  The programme — which Economy and Finance Minister, Mohamed Benchaaboun, described as a...
Morocco: looking ahead to 2021

Morocco: looking ahead to 2021

2021 will be an important year for Morocco because it will be dominated by the national, local and regional elections which may well deliver a new political configuration.  Although the ruling Parti de la Justice et du Développement (PJD) is still likely to come...
The UAE to open a consulate in Western Sahara

The UAE to open a consulate in Western Sahara

Morocco chalked up another diplomatic success this month when, on 27 October, the UAE announced it was planning to open a general consulate in Laayoune. This was confirmed during an October call between King Mohamed VI and Abu Dhabi’s de facto leader, Crown Prince...