Syrian, Emirati talks to enhance transport cooperation

Minister of Transport, Transport Minister Zouhair Khzeim , discussed with Emirati Minister of Energy and Infrastructure Suhail al- Mazrouei , means of strengthening cooperation relations in different transport sectors, in away that serves the two frien…

Minister of Transport, Transport Minister Zouhair Khzeim , discussed with Emirati Minister of Energy and Infrastructure Suhail al- Mazrouei , means of strengthening cooperation relations in different transport sectors, in away that serves the two friendly peoples.

The meeting came on the sidelines of Development Road Conference, which kicked off Saturday in Baghdad.

Khzeim appreciated the stance of United Arab Emirates and its efforts in providing the humanitarian assistance to obstacle the repercussions of the earthquake catastrophe hit Syria last February.

Minister Al-Mazrouei, in his turn, stressed the importance of boosting cooperation relations in transport domains between the two countries, expressing his pleasure with the participation of Syria in the Development Road Conference in Baghdad, and its ongoing aspiration to enhance mutual coordination.

Source: Syrian Arab News Agency

Al-Foutoua beats Wathba 2-1, leads Syrian first league

Syrian football team of al- Foutoua beat al-Wathba 2-1 in a match that was held Friday on al-Basel stadium in Homs to raise its points to 40 and lead the Syrian First League.Meanwhile, Al-Ettihad Ahli of Aleppo beat its counterpart al-Majd 1-0 in the g…

Syrian football team of al- Foutoua beat al-Wathba 2-1 in a match that was held Friday on al-Basel stadium in Homs to raise its points to 40 and lead the Syrian First League.

Meanwhile, Al-Ettihad Ahli of Aleppo beat its counterpart al-Majd 1-0 in the game held on al-Jala stadium in Damascus.

Al-Jaish tied with al-Talia 0-0, Jableh beat al-Karama 1-0, Hiteen and al-Wahda 1-1.

Al-Foutoua leads the championship with 40 points, followed by Ahli of Aleppo 39 points, Jableh in the third place with 35 and Tishreen comes four with 33 points.

Source: Syrian Arab News Agency

AU PSC: Morocco, under HM the king’s Leadership, Expresses Total Solidarity with Brotherly Sudan (FM)

The Kingdom of Morocco, under the leadership of HM King Mohammed VI, may God assist Him, expresses its total solidarity with brotherly Sudan in these difficult conditions and remains ready to provide the necessary and possible support to help it overco…

The Kingdom of Morocco, under the leadership of HM King Mohammed VI, may God assist Him, expresses its total solidarity with brotherly Sudan in these difficult conditions and remains ready to provide the necessary and possible support to help it overcome this crisis, Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates, Nasser Bourita, said on Saturday.

Morocco, which has deep-rooted fraternal ties with the Republic of Sudan, is confident in the ability and wisdom of the Sudanese people and their various components to reach the necessary compromises to strengthen the foundations of a political process that preserves the security and stability of their country and meets their development needs, stressed the Minister, who was speaking at a meeting of the African Union Peace and Security Council, held by video conference at the level of Heads of State and Government, on the situation in Sudan.

For Morocco, the first key to a political solution lies in building mutual trust between the brothers and initiating a fruitful dialogue to achieve a lasting peace that guarantees the brotherly Sudanese people security, stability and prosperity, insisted Bourita.

In this context, the Kingdom of Morocco expresses its satisfaction with the fruitful steps taken by the conflicting parties at the Jeddah meetings with Saudi and American mediation to facilitate the delivery of relief aid to the Sudanese people, and with the ceasefire agreement of May 20, 2023, with the establishment of an international mechanism to monitor its observance, and “which we hope will enable the movement of civilians and the arrival of aid”, noted the Minister.

The ceasefire agreement is a good, positive step that needs to be consolidated as a basis, the Minister added, stressing the need for intensified and coordinated diplomatic efforts by brotherly and friendly countries and international and regional organizations involved in supporting stability in Sudan to strengthen confidence-building measures and protect the potential of the Sudanese people.

On this basis, it would be appropriate to examine the possibility of dispatching a mission from the Peace and Security Council to Sudan as soon as possible for discussions with the Sudanese parties on how to resolve this crisis, the Minister stressed.

Today’s meeting of the African Union’s Peace and Security Council is a message of hope to the Sudanese people, showing that the African Union, which has been involved in the tripartite mechanism (the United Nations, the African Union and IGAD) to find a comprehensive and accepted solution to the Sudanese crisis since its inception, is continuing its good offices with the same determination to make peace in Sudan a living reality, said Bourita.

Regarding the emergency de-escalation plan for the current crisis in Sudan, which is in line with paragraph 10 of the declaration of the extraordinary ministerial meeting on Sudan (April 20), the Kingdom of Morocco considers that this plan constitutes a platform for resolving the crisis, while taking into account the added value of the initiative of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United States of America and the positive results of the Jeddah process, as well as the efforts of the tripartite mechanism, while welcoming the desired complementarity between these initiatives, the Minister affirmed.

Morocco calls for this crisis to be confined to the national Sudanese context, and for foreign intervention in the internal affairs of the united country to be prohibited, thus avoiding an escalation of the conflict and a threat to regional peace and security, reiterated the Minister, adding that the current stage calls for joint efforts to support brotherly Sudan and help it reach the expected political solution, which will enable the country to emerge from its current crisis and regain its role as a regional and continental player.

In the beginning of his speech, the Minister deplored the loss of life and material damage caused by the clashes, calling for intensified good offices and efforts to support the peace process in Sudan and preserve its territorial integrity and national sovereignty in order to strengthen peace and stability in the region.

Source: Agency Morocaine De Presse

Tennis: Italy’s Lucia Bronzetti Wins HRH Princess Lalla Meryem Grand Prix

Italy’s Lucia Bronzetti won the 21st edition of HRH Princess Lalla Meryem Grand Prix on the Women’s Tennis Tour (WTA), after beating Austria’s Julia Grabher.Bronzetti won the final in three sets, 6-4, 5-7, 7-5.In the semi-finals, the Italian, ranked 10…

Italy’s Lucia Bronzetti won the 21st edition of HRH Princess Lalla Meryem Grand Prix on the Women’s Tennis Tour (WTA), after beating Austria’s Julia Grabher.

Bronzetti won the final in three sets, 6-4, 5-7, 7-5.

In the semi-finals, the Italian, ranked 102nd in the world, beat American Sloane Stephens, seeded No.1, 6-1, 6-1. For her part, Grabher, ranked 74th in the world, eliminated Argentina’s Julia Riera (6-1, 3-6, 7-6).

Source: Agency Morocaine De Presse

Moroccan Movies ‘Les Meutes’ and ‘Kadib Abyad’ Win Awards at 76th Cannes Film Festival

“Les Meutes”, the first feature film by Moroccan director Kamal Lazraq, and “Kadib Abyad” by his compatriot Asmae El Moudir have won the Jury Prize and the director’s Prize respectively in the “Un Certain Regard” section of the 76th Cannes Film Festiva…

“Les Meutes”, the first feature film by Moroccan director Kamal Lazraq, and “Kadib Abyad” by his compatriot Asmae El Moudir have won the Jury Prize and the director’s Prize respectively in the “Un Certain Regard” section of the 76th Cannes Film Festival official selection.

The awards were handed to the winners at a ceremony on Friday. Thomas Cailley’s “Le Règne animal” opened this year’s section, which ended on a high note with a screening of Alex Lutz’s “Une nuit”.

Chaired by American actor John C. Reilly, the Jury included French director and screenwriter Alice Winocour, German actress Paula Beer, French-Cambodian director and producer Davy Chou, and Belgian actress Émilie Dequenne.

Source: Agency Morocaine De Presse

Role of Mourchidates in Countering Extremism: Morocco’s Experience Highlighted in Vienna

Morocco’s experience in promoting the values of tolerance and moderation advocated by Islam was highlighted on Friday in Vienna at a meeting on “the role of female religious leaders in preventing and combating violent extremism: learning from the exper…

Morocco’s experience in promoting the values of tolerance and moderation advocated by Islam was highlighted on Friday in Vienna at a meeting on “the role of female religious leaders in preventing and combating violent extremism: learning from the experience of mourchidates”.

The meeting was organized by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Morocco and Mauritania, on the sidelines of the 32nd Session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice.

Speaking at this side-event, the ambassador, permanent representative of the Kingdom of Morocco in Vienna, Azzeddine Farhane, emphasized the context and relevance of this successful meeting.

“The experiences of female religious advisors, particularly in Mauritania and Morocco, two neighboring countries and partners in North Africa that promote the Maliki Islamic school of moderation and tolerance, deserve to be highlighted and encouraged,” he said, detailing the significant contribution of mourchidates to efforts to combat violent extremism, radicalization and hate speech.

The Sahel region has seen a dramatic upsurge in terrorism and violent extremism in recent years, noted Farhane, adding that Morocco and Mauritania have an important role to play in the fight against terrorism and violent extremism in this region, given the “religious influence” that the two partner countries continue to exert in the Sahel.

Morocco’s commitment to combating violent extremism, radicalization and hate speech is strongly supported by His Majesty King Mohammed VI, Commander of the Faithful.

Source: Agency Morocaine De Presse