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News: Headlines from the Moroccan Press: Wednesday, June 9, 2021

AUJOURD'HUI LE MAROC
Agri-food: Zoom on a booming sector:
At the junction of agriculture and industry, the agri-food sector plays a decisive role in the economy. It captures alone 40% of Moroccan exports made over the period 2014-2020. For the same period, the Moroccan agribusiness has managed to create over 91,000 new jobs. Indicators that illustrate the prominent place it occupies in the Moroccan economic landscape. A position supported by ambitious strategies including the Green Morocco Plan, the Halieutis Plan and the Industrial Acceleration Plan. In order to shed more light on the development of this strategic pole, the agribusiness was at the heart of the Rendezvous of the industry...

Free Trade Agreement between the United States and Morocco: The volume of trade multiplied by 5 in 15 years:
The commemoration of 15 years of existence of the free trade agreement (FTA) between the United States and Morocco, last Monday, reminds us not only that Morocco is the only African country with which the United States has sealed this type of agreement but also that the volume of trade has increased by 500% since its entry into force. A look back at an agreement that is intended to be a win-win...


LE MATIN DU SAHARA:
Morocco-United States: Trade multiplied by five, but the will is clearly displayed to go beyond:
The residence of the U.S. Consul General in Casablanca hosted, Monday, a ceremony marking the launch of celebrations of the 15th anniversary of the Free Trade Agreement that links the United States and Morocco since 2004. The occasion to review the progress made since its implementation in January 2006 and to measure the work that remains to be done to bring the two business communities closer together and further develop bilateral trade...

Launching in Agadir of the "African Lion 21" exercise, With more than 7,000 participants from nine countries and NATO:
African Lion, U.S. Africa Command's first annual joint exercise, kicked off Monday in Morocco, Tunisia and Senegal for its 17th edition. With more than 7,000 participants from nine countries and NATO, African Lion is U.S. Africa Command's largest exercise where training is focused on improving readiness for U.S. forces and partner nations, a U.S. Africa Command statement said...


LES INSPIRATIONS ECO
PAM-Istiqlal-PPS: Pre-electoral alliance or simple coordination of circumstance? :
The leaders of the PAM, PPS and Istiqlal seem divided on the nature of their rapprochement. While Ouahbi and Benabdellah describe their coordination as an electoral alliance, Baraka prefers to remain cautious. Experience shows that alliances are made and unmade according to circumstances and electoral results...

Morocco-US: Lessons from the Free Trade Agreement:
Trade between Morocco and the United States amounted to $5 billion in 2019. It has increased fivefold since 2005, the year before the Free Trade Agreement between the two countries went into effect. In 2020, despite the pandemic-related economic downturn, bilateral trade reached $3.3 billion...


LIBÉRATION
The 7 recommendations of private doctors. Minister of Health and Parliament questioned:
"Yes for the exercise of medicine in Morocco by foreign practitioners, but on condition," this is what emerged from the enlarged meeting held last June 1 between the trade unions of the private sector and the Department of Health, which require certain rules framing the installation of these doctors, access and exercise of the profession and control...

Algeria squanders all its wealth to multiply acts of hostility towards Morocco:
Algeria, whose political system in general suffers from deficit, deficiency and fragility in terms of democracy, does not cease to multiply, day after day, its "political sins against Morocco," said the Moroccan writer and journalist Talaâ Saoud Al Atlassi...