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News: Headlines from the Moroccan Press: Wednesday, May 12, 2021

AUJOURD'HUI LE MAROC
Global tribute to the argan tree thanks to Morocco:
The international community celebrated Monday in great pomp the International Day of the Argan tree thanks to the initiative of the Kingdom and which makes enter this endemic tree in a new era and opens a new page in its history. The proclamation of this international day is the result of the adoption of a resolution, presented at the initiative of Morocco, by the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York, in its plenary session of March 3, 2021, following significant efforts by the Kingdom that has mobilized the entire international community around this cause of safeguarding and development of the argan tree...

The ONMT maintains contact with "flash relaunch" :
General mobilization at the ONMT. The Moroccan National Tourist Office has just released its first bi-monthly newsletter "flash relaunch" whose main objective is to mobilize tourism professionals to initiate the national and international revival of the sector, and this as soon as the travel conditions are again met...


LE MATIN DU SAHARA:
Abdelouafi Laftit highlights the leadership of His Majesty the King which sets Morocco as a regional model:
The Minister of Interior, Abdelouafi Laftit, stressed, Tuesday, the leadership of His Majesty King Mohammed VI on migration issues that have set Morocco as a regional model and highlighted the role of Morocco as a strategic partner on this issue. Mr. Laftit was speaking at a Ministerial Conference on the management of migration flows, organized under the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union, in the presence of several European, Maghrebian and African ministers, European Commissioners as well as representatives of several international organizations...

First total hip joint replacement surgery:
A surgical operation of total replacement of the hip joint, the first of its kind in the province of Guercif, was performed recently by a medical team of the provincial hospital. Having required two and a half hours of intervention, this meticulous surgical operation that was performed for the benefit of a 62-year-old patient suffering from diabetes, allowed the replacement of the left thigh joint, and this after clinical, laboratory and radiological examinations that showed the need for surgery for the implantation of an artificial joint...


LES INSPIRATIONS ECO
Automatic exchange of tax data. Panic among Moroccans living abroad:
The announcement of the entry into force of the obligation to declare bank accounts, held in Morocco in the tax returns filed in their countries of residence, continues to cause panic among Moroccans residing abroad (MRE), as well as the average Moroccan...

Social Cohesion Fund. The procedures for access to support soon lightened:
The contribution of the Social Cohesion Fund will be strengthened to meet the demands of women in precarious situations. The roadmap drawn up by the government to improve the modalities of intervention of the fund aims essentially to reduce the time required to process applications and simplify procedures...


LIBÉRATION
Parliamentary groupings and groups express solidarity with the Palestinian people:
The components of the House of Representatives expressed, on Monday, their deep concern over the developments in Al-Quds Al-Sharif and the Palestinian territories, reaffirming their solidarity with the Palestinian people...

Intensive activities of Moroccan diplomacy in Africa:
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Residing Abroad, Nasser Bourita, met on Monday via videoconference with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, Simeon Oyono Esono Angue, within the framework of excellent bilateral relations of friendship and cooperation...