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News: Headlines from the Moroccan Press: Saturday, February 09, 2019

AL BAYANE
Conferences of the Ali Yata Foundation: Ismail Alaoui: The PMV consecrates the duality of the agricultural sector:
The president of the Ali Yata Foundation, Ismail Alaoui, led last Thursday at the national headquarters of the PPS the first meeting of a series of conferences, scheduled by the Bureau of the Ali Yata Foundation, to try to answer the questions that concern Moroccans under the theme: "Morocco: where to? During this inaugural symposium on "The situation in the countryside and rural areas, Ismail Alaoui considered that the Green Morocco Plan (PMV), launched ten years ago, supported the duality of agriculture in its pillars 1 and 2 (modern and traditional) and gave greater priority to large exporting farms to the detriment of the majority of small and very small farms that affect a large part of the rural population...

Moroccan Sahara: Washington welcomes Rabat's approach:
The Moroccan approach and its participation in the UN process launched to find a political solution to the question of the Moroccan Sahara have always been welcomed and underlined by the international community. Indeed, every time this issue is raised by international diplomacy, Rabat's goodwill is highlighted by the major world powers. Recently, Washington described Morocco's participation in the talks initiated by the UN Secretary General's Personal Envoy for the Sahara, Horst Köhler, as "constructive". These are in fact the first quadripartite talks initiated by Horst Köhler on December 5 and 6, 2018, in Geneva...


LE MATIN DU SAHARA
The Head of Government chairs the Moroccan delegation to the 32nd Ordinary Session of the AU Summit:
On the orders of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, the Head of Government, Saâd Eddine El Othmani, is travelling to Addis Ababa to chair the Moroccan delegation to attend the 32nd Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) Summit, scheduled for February 10-11 in Ethiopia's capital city. In addition to African Heads of State and Government, this session will be marked by the participation of the Secretaries-General of the United Nations and the Arab League, according to a statement from the Head of Government's department on Friday. This session will be an opportunity to launch the African Union's slogan for 2019 "Refugees, returnees and displaced persons: towards durable solutions to forced displacement in Africa", adds the same source...

Laayoune: The City Council approves the programming of its 2018 budget surplus:
The City Council of Laayoune, meeting last Wednesday in ordinary session for the month of February, approved the draft budget surplus programming for the 2018 financial year, estimated at 76 million dirhams. The programming of this surplus, as adopted at this session held under the chairmanship of the President of the Council, Moulay Hamdi Ould Errachid, focuses in particular on the contribution to the realization of a pilot market for itinerant merchants in the city up to 30 million dirhams. This project, which will be carried out in partnership with the wilaya of the region of Laayoune-Sakia El Hamra, aims to resettle itinerant traders according to the required health and commercial standards...


LIBERATION
HM the King presides over a Council of Ministers in Marrakech:
His Majesty King Mohammed VI chaired a Council of Ministers on Thursday at the Royal Palace in Marrakech. At the beginning of the Council's work, His Majesty the King asked Abdelkader Amara, Minister of Equipment, Transport, Logistics and Water, about the current level of dams in the Kingdom, compared to the same period of the previous year...

3rd MRE Abdelkrim Benatiq Lawyers' Forum: A great opportunity to shine the spotlight on the Family Code:
"The Family Code in the light of comparative law and international conventions". It is within this framework that the Deputy Ministry of Moroccans Residing Abroad and Migration Affairs has decided to place the 3rd Forum of MRE lawyers. An event organized in partnership with the Ministry of Justice, the High Council of the Judiciary, the Presidency of the General Prosecutor's Office and the Association of Moroccan Bar Associations. It is in line with the Ministry's strategy, and through which it wishes to generally strengthen the protection of the rights and achievements of the Moroccan community living abroad on the one hand, and mobilize its same skills in order to strengthen their participation in the development of their country of origin, on the other hand...