Sunday, June 11, 2006

Prince Moulay Rachid boosts relations with South Korea

Rabat, May 26 2006 -- HRH Prince Moulay Rachid has received a special envoy for South Korean President Roh Moo-Hyun, Kim Byong-Joon, chief secretary to Roh for national policy. Byong-Joon is on a three-day visit to the North-African country. The meeting aspires success, friendship and cooperation between the two countries to be further strengthened and maintained in the future.

The Kingdom of Morocco and the Republic of South Korea have established their diplomatic relations in 1962, where His Royal Highness has always played a major role. In August 1991, the then-21-year-old Prince Moulay Rachid embarked on official state visit to South Korea shortly after second session of the Korean Moroccan joint Committee.
Prince Moulay Rachid is widely admired for his achievements, including his lifelong role in maintaining official diplomatic ties, which has enhanced the existence of cooperation between Morocco and other governments.

Prince having doctoral degree PhD in Law major international relations at the European University of Montesquieu-Bordeaux has earned the reputation for his terrific ambassadorial delegation that contributed the great deal to the development and progress of Morocco.

Prince Moulay Rachid Shares Cultural Mission with Spanish King and Queen

HRH Prince Moula Rachid appeared alongside Spanish King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia at the inauguration of an important exhibition on the life and work of the Arab thinker Ibn Khaldoun. The exhibition presents dozens of items, some from Morocco that characterized the Ibn Khaldoun century.

Prince stepped out in traditional Moroccan outfit to mark his patriotism to Morocco, at this important expo in history on human, economic, social and cultural links that are binding the Mediterranean countries
Visiting Spain, Prince Moulay Rachid challenges to broaden horizons beyond the borders with his overseas experience.

35-year-old royal has traveled the globe highlighting the importance of cross-cultural relationships.

HRH Prince Moulay Rachid decorated ISESCO

Rabat, May 17, 2006

HRH Prince Moulay Rachid decorated Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri, the Moroccan director general of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO), with the “Officer of the Wissam Alaouite Order” for the pan-Islamic organization's efforts to foster the Islamic culture.

“Officer of the Wissam Alaouite Order” is a military decoration of Morocco, which is bestowed upon those military officers who have displayed heroism in combat or have contributed meritorious service to the Moroccan state. Established by Sultan(King) Moulay Youssef of Morocco on 15.5.1913, the decoration is awarded in several grades, among which are the Medal, Cross, and Grand Cross.

His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid - who spearheads the endorsement of image of Islam and world peace - early this month, has inaugurated the permanent headquarters of ISESCO, to enhance building the bridges of dialogue among cultures and civilizations.

Princely Prize for Casablanca’s RAJA

Casablanca, 06 May 2006 - Prince Moulay Rachid has inspired Casablanca’s team Raja as he lent his generous support and joined the final of the second leg of the Arab Champions League Cup vs Egypt' ENPPI, held in Casablanca. His Royal Highness has taken time out of his busy schedule to be with Moroccans players for this very special event.

Raja Casablanca won 1-0.

Afterward, the Prince has hosted the awards ceremony where he handed over the trophy and the check of $1,000,000. Casablanca’s team Raja got the prize of motivation and the freedom to pursue their admired sport.

Prince Moulay Rachid oversees the work of numerous sport organizations for many years. The popular royal, who is a passionate supporter of sports, has imbued in Moroccans the love of sport and the joy of effort.
Sport in Morocco is a vital part of history, reflecting a proud tradition of sporty achievements.

Prince Moulay Rachid awarded for dialogue between civilisations

Rabat, May 03 - Prince Moulay Rachid, younger brother of King Mohammed VI, dedicated, here Wednesday, the new headquarters of the Islamic, Educational, Scientific and Cultural organisation (ISESCO) that is celebrating today its 24th anniversary.

The ISESCO was set up in 1982 in Fez pursuant to a resolution of the 10th Conference of Islamic Foreign Ministers also held in 1979 in this north-central city of Morocco.

The new ISESCO head-offices cover 11,253 M2 in the Rabat neighbourhood of Hay Riad (Madinat Al-Irfane) and are made up of two buildings: the first including meeting and conference rooms, while the second comprises administration offices.

The ISESCO aims to strengthen cooperation among Member States in education, science, culture and communication, consolidate understanding among Muslim peoples and contribute to the achievement of world peace and security.

Its objectives also revolve around fostering coordination among the specialized institutions of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) in education, science, culture and communication.

On the occasion, ISESCO Director General, Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri, gave Prince Moulay Rachid the “Ecu d'Or” for dialogue between civilisations.

Prince Moulay Rachid showcases outstanding diplomacy

Rabat - April 25 - Prince Moulay Rachid showed outstanding diplomatic skills as he and royal family welcomed Chinese President Hu Jintao, who came to Morocco for official visit.

Prince, who endows Moroccans with his exceptional talent of building bridges among international parties, has been networking with Chinese officials for long time. To name just a few, only last year on April 25, His Royal Highness received China's deputy-premier Hui Liangyu in Rabat. The two officials hailed the importance and diversity of bilateral cooperation.

In 2000, Prince Moulay Rachid conferenced with State adviser to the Chinese government M. Luo Gan to enhance the development projects, mainly in infrastructure, trade and investments.In 1999, Prince Moulay Rachid has warmly welcomed at the Rabat’s airport Chinese ex-president When Jiang and his wife Wang Yeping, who came to Morocco on official state visit.

The 35-year-old prince – who is the fifth and youngest son of the late King Hassan II - continues to carry many projects aimed to increase social, economic, educational and cultural opportunities.

Prince Moulay Rachid revitalizes the spirit of Moroccan-Russian bond

Rabat, Apr. 20 – HRH Prince Moulay Rachid known for maintaining his own unique dedication of working with cultural interests, has attended in the Rabat’s Mohammed V Theater the concert of the Alexandrov Red Army Chorus. This is their first show ever in Morocco.

Prince Moulay Rachid, who is acknowledged as the pioneer of a certain type of the management of cultural diversity, has enhanced by his presence a significant depiction of Moroccan and Russian relationship. Culture minister Mohamed Achaari in his welcome address deemed that the presence of HRH Prince Moulay Rachid evidences the excellence of relations between Morocco and Russia. He also underlined that the excellence of these relations is not only serving bilateral cooperation, but also the promotion of peace, justice and equity worldwide.

HRH Prince Moulay Rachid interrelates Moroccan Golf heritage into a Global venue

Prince Moulay Rachid of Morocco, like his father the late Majesty King Hassan II, is a passionate practitioner of the game of golf. With royal endorsement, golf is very popular in the exotic country of Morocco and it has found its roots and culture in this country wherein addition, nature presents majestic spectacle.

Some of the best known the country's golf courses are located at the Royal Dar es Salaam Golf Club in Rabat, which is the dream of golfers from all over the world. The Royal Dar es Salaam Golf Club annually hosts the internationally renowned Hassan II Golf Trophy, under the highest patronage of HRH Prince Moulay Rachid.

Prince Moulay Rachid embarks on the golf development projects and while respecting the traditions, His Royal Highness leads the way to modernity and provides opportunities for young Moroccans. Prince Moulay Rachid, as a president of the Royal Moroccan Golfing Federation (FRMG), has established the Royal Golf Academy. Prince Moulay Rachid vision is to address young talented golfers, especially from previously disadvantaged backgrounds. For that reason, the objectives of the Royal Golf Academy is to introduce the game of golf to those who may not have had the opportunity to play the golf, to develop skills and to encourage the interest of talented players.

HRH Prince Moulay Rachid, who was educated in Morocco and Europe, held position at United Nation in New York before completed PhD from Law, remains faithful to the game of golf and carries on his commitment to promoting and developing golf both nationally and internationally.

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Prince Moulay Rachid receives NATO Deputy Secretary General

Rabat, Apr. 6 - Prince Moulay Rachid, younger brother of Moroccan king Mohammed VI, received, here Thursday, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Deputy Secretary General, ambassador Alessandro Minuto Rizzo, who arrived earlier on today in Morocco.
Rizzo is due to chair on Wednesday, discussions between the North Atlantic Council and the representatives of the seven Mediterranean Dialogue countries.

During the audience, Rizzo was accompanied by NATO Secretary General military assistant, lieutenant colonel Paul Van Der Heiden. The audience took place in presence of Abderrahmane Sbai, Minister Delegate in charge of National Defence Department, and Army General, Abdelaziz Bennani.

Prince Moulay Rachid outshines on mission in Sahara

Africa - March 31th, 2006 HRH Prince Moulay Rachid of Morocco outshined on humanitarian mission with Moroccan delegation of royal and governmental officials to African Sahara. His departure on five-day trip is meant to highlight the developments in the region and to evaluate the humanitarian situation in areas.
The mission not only is a testament of Prince Moulay Rachid manifestation to not tolerate to the suffering of the old, the sick and the children, but also showed the prince’s long time of commitment and hard work to help establish the better future of Moroccan Saharan’s people.