Sunday, February 03, 2008

Friendship of HRH Prince Moulay Rachid and HRH Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia - a powerful symbol of the two Kingdoms prosperity

Agadir, November 23, 2007 – His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid, Heir to the Moroccan Throne, greeted his royal friend, the HRH the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, in the western coastline flourishing city of Agadir, as noticeable bonds between two royals were deep and strong, rooted in a common heritage and in the shared values of amity.

After inspection of the military, the two royals headed inside, where they spoke greatly of good relations and further strengthening cooperation between the Kingdom of Morocco and Saudi Arabia.

Both Royals reiterated the two Kingdoms’ willpower to progress forward in boosting the bilateral cooperation relations in the various fields in addition to enhancing the joint Arab action to face the regional challenges.

During the talks, the two crowned heads also spoke about efforts to push the peace process forward in preparation for the US-sponsored Annapolis conference on the Middle East peace scheduled next Tuesday.

His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid voiced hope that the Annapolis conference will lead to progress toward a just peace that will first of all secure the interests of the people of the region.

Thousands of devotees await HRH Prince Moulay Rachid’s inauguration of the Throne Cup

Rabat-Morocco, November 23, 2007 – His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid, Heir to the Moroccan Throne, is expected to chair the soccer Throne Cup final (2006-2007) at the new stadium in Fes.

The Announcement was authorized yesterday that the arrangements for the presidency over the Throne Cup of His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid have been made on November 25, 2007.

The organizers of the Throne Cup and so players and soccer fans are very enthusiastic and delighted to hear the news about Prince Moulay Rachid keenness to continue with the strong support for Morocco’s class soccer.

Modern and liberated, His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid has been a lifelong soccer enthusiast taking this prominent soccer showpiece to new heights.

The Throne Cup regular final match kicks off on Sunday, November 25th, the Rashad Bernoussi versus the FAR Rabat in Fez, Morocco.

Competition films announced for 7th Marrakech International Film Festival

Marrakech-Morocco, November 22, 2007 – His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid, President of Foundation of Marrakech International Film Festival is proud announce the selection of films for the Competition section of the 7th Marrakech International Film Festival has been completed.

The competition showcases 14 chosen from more than 400 films, reflecting today's world diversity suitable for Marrakech city rich of culture.

The 7th Annual Marrakech International Film Festival will be held December 7 to 15, 2007, in Marrakech, Morocco.

Here is the list of films for the Competition program:

- SUGISBALL (AUTUMN BALL) by Veiko Ounpuu, Estonia - L'ENVERS DU MIROIR by Nadia Cherabi, Algeria - FUNUKEDOMO, KANASHIMINO AI WO MISERO (FUNUKE SHOW SOME LOVE, YOU LOSERS!) by Daihachi Yoshida, Japan - GRAND HOTEL by David Ondřiček, Czech Rebublic- SAMIRA FI DAYAA (LES JARDINS DE SAMIRA) by Latif Lahlou, Morocco - MIEHEN TYÖ (MAN'S JOB) by Aleksi Salmenperä, Finland- TIRADOR (SLINGSHOT) by Brillante Ma. Mendoza, Philippines - KREMEN (THE HARD-HEARTED) by Alexey Mizgirev, Russia - HONG SE KANG BAI YIN (THE RED AWN) by Cai Shangjun, China - THE SAVAGES by Tamara Jenkins, USA - KLOPKA (THE TRAP) by Srdan Golubovic, Serbia - PARTES USADAS (USED PARTS) by Aarón Fernandez, Mexico - GEOMEN TANGYI SONYEO OI (WITH THE GIRL OF BLACK SOIL) by Jeon Soo-il, South Korea- WOLFSBERGEN by Nanouk Leopold, Netherlands

HRH Prince Moulay Rachid captures the magic, true character and originality designed for MIFF

Marrakech-Morocco, November 21, 2007 -- Under the brave leadership of His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid, the Foundation of Marrakech International Film Festival, with all its strength, uses the entire energy to fulfill every one of its commitments.

His Royal Highness is pleased to announce an impressive line-up of international films and fresh new agendas for the fabulous city of Marrakech.

110 films from 23 countries will participate in the 7th edition of the Marrakech International Film Festival (MIFF). Among them, 14 titles were officially selected for competition.

Through this international competition, His Royal Highness is committed to continue for search of new talent and explore emerging cinema from various countries in the world.

Special attention will be given to Eastern European countries, while taking advantage of maturity of filmmakers in Hollywood and look at the potential benefits of certain countries in Asia.

With His Royal Highness leadership, courage and patience, MIFF achieved both success and true originality that illustrates the positive role cultural event can have in support for modern Morocco.

MIFF is a vigorous festival with awards presented in the following categories: the Grand Prix of MIFF (l'Etoile d'Or), Jury Prize, Best Actress and Actor prize.

The 7th Annual Marrakech International Film Festival will be held December 7 to 15, 2007, in Marrakech, Morocco.

Happy Independence Day to HRH Prince Moulay Rachid from his loyal subjects

WE, Your Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid's most dutiful and loyal subjects, we tender to Your Royal Highness our heartfelt congratulations on this Independence Day and let us commit ourselves in determination of our efforts to ensure you reign in a peaceful and loving atmosphere.

It is worth noting in this context that on November 18th, Moroccans commemorate the day in 1956 when Prince Moulay Rachid’s grandfather, King Mohammed V, returned from exile in Corsica and Madagascar, declaring Morocco’s independence from France.

November 18th is also regarded as the National Day of Morocco.

Rabat-Morocco, November 18, 2007

HRH Prince Moulay Rachid extends a hand of compassion

Rabat-Morocco, November 17, 2007 – His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid, Heir to the Moroccan Throne, today mourned the lost of former Moroccan Minister of Justice, Mohammed Bouzoubaâ.

His Royal Highness voiced sadness at the death of Mohammed Bouzoubaâ.

Despite his prominent royal status, His Royal Highness joined the family and friends of deceased for funeral service to pay tribute to his public service for the Kingdom of Morocco.

His Royal Highness, being the compassionate person that he is, personally extended his deep condolences and sympathies to Mr. Bouzoubaâ ’s family.

Mr. Bouzoubaâ died on Friday in Sheikh Zayed hospital in Rabat after a long disease, at the age 68.

HRH Prince Moulay Rachid’s global advocacy of intercultural competence in action

Marrakech-Morocco, November 16, 2007 – His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid, Heir to the Moroccan Throne, pioneers countless significant initiatives to promote human development and intercultural dialogue and to enhance collaboration and peace through dialogue and cross-cultural exchange.

His Royal Highness underlines that the prospect for sustainable human development can be destabilize by the lack of acceptance and cross-cultural understanding.

In a few days (December 7-15), His Royal Highness will host the seventh annual Marrakech International Film Festival, which paints a powerful picture of intercultural tolerance and offering lasting prospects of respect for the future.

In brokering effective intercultural relationships, under the auspices of His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid and of Foundation of the Marrakech International Film Festival, the aim of the festival is promotion and strengthening of intercultural understanding through the arts.
The art, above all, is the testimony to the importance of intercultural dialogue and cinemagraphy can play a key role in advancing understanding among cultures.

His Royal Highness has a long record of work spent promoting intercultural and interfaith understanding and is committed to advancing international and intercultural understanding throughout a broad range of programs and missions.

Friday, February 01, 2008

HRH Prince Moulay Rachid urges youth to create a global force of change

Rabat-Morocco, November 15, 2007 – His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid, Heir to the Moroccan Throne, works hard to encourage young people to seize a main role that adheres to the national strategy for human development and therefore lead them to become force of change.

As a president of National Federation of Moroccan Scout, His Royal Highness is urging young people to actively contribute to community development by taking up volunteering opportunities offered by Scout federation.

The Moroccan Scout movement, the biggest Moroccan organization which governs young generation, remains the biggest contributor with the growing evidence that young people are now actively volunteering their time, talents and resources for building a better world.

Since His Royal Highness has became a president, the scout Movement made significant progress in terms of social and youth evolution, discovering universal laws of cultural development or tackling country’s most eminent matters, like illiteracy, abandoned and unprivileged children, women issues, etc.

His Royal Highness has also avowed that the Moroccan Scout movement is expected to focus on issues of interest of the state and concerns all Moroccans in connection with the general mobilization facing Morocco.

HRH Prince Moulay Rachid pursuits the power of falconry

Spotlight on the Moroccan Falconers Association Al-Noubala

Rabat, November 14, 2007 -- The Moroccan Falconers Association Al-Noubala was founded in 1983, by the Ministry of Agriculture on HM King Hassan II and his brother HRH Prince Moulay Abdallah initiative.

Today, the Association has honor to have the royal patron, His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid as its Honorary President. With His Royal Highness sponsorship, members of the Association believe they are obligated to give this ancient art of falconry a new face of modernity rooted in tradition.

The Association is dedicated to preserving, advancing and teaching the ancient art of falconry and conservation of birds of prey, its vigilant employment in the sport of falconry and to ensure the survival of an environment suitable for falconry.

What's more, the Association has an interest to educate and inform the general public on conservation of the birds of prey and the need to protect the environment in general and animal species in particular.

Furthermore, the Association promotes scientific study of the raptorial species, their welfare, care and training.

The Association is keen to use a diversity of programs to foster His Royal Highness’ vision for youth empowerment and to provide the young aspiring falconer an opportunity to truly excel at this ancient sport.

Recently, the Association has teamed up with the Italian Falconers Association to exchange experiences and take advantage of Italian techniques to improve Moroccans. The members of the Association also have intention to work closely with other European falconers associations.
The Association under His Royal Highness leadership is preparing for the Morocco's premier event of its kind, the Moroccan Falconry Festival, to preserve the heritage and achieve sustainable falconry in Morocco.

In addition, the Association has joined the international efforts and urges UNESCO to recognized falconry as “Intangible World Heritage Activity”.

HRH Prince Moulay Rachid highlights importance of preservation of the ancient art of falconry

Morocco-Zemamra, November 11, 2007 – As continuing commitment to his drive for youth empowerment, HRH Prince Moulay Rachid, Honorary President of the Moroccan Falconers Association Al-Noubala, on Saturday has set the Moroccan Falconry Exhibitions, to display the young falconers names in the sport, with the aim to spark a new understanding for both birds of prey and falconry and the need to protect the environment in general.

An extensive program was decided to give falconry in Morocco a new development. With plenty of family fun and unique day out of activities for all to enjoy, the goal of the exhibition was to motivate through education a new generation of young falconers and serve as an important educational facility with providing an insight into the habits of many birds and to educate about this tradition that must be not forgotten or abused.

The young falconers who participated in this exhibition, were very grateful for the opportunity and experiments that enrich their skills, allow them to compare practices with those of other, learn a lot, and obtain the confidence with the training assiduously joined their unwavering motivation that will add new letters of nobility to the Moroccan falconry.

Falconry is an ancient sport and very demanding endeavor, taking wild quarry in its natural state with a trained raptor and requiring a serious dedication of time and energy from the falconer.

Trajectory Golf Academy responses to a call made by HRH Prince Moulay Rachid

Agadir-Morocco, November 13, 2007 – The Trajectory Golf Academy (L'Académie Trajectoire Golf) was formed in response to His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid’s call to offer a learning center for underprivileged children in order to introduce the game of golf to those who otherwise may not have that opportunity, making golf accessible and affordable to all youth.

The Trajectory Golf Academy, in collaboration with the Royal Golf of Agadir, is determined to put all efforts to discover young talents and ensure future hopes of the Moroccan national golf.

The Academy has integrated the National Development of Junior Golf program and became one of the Federal Schools (of which the pilot school is in Rabat) sponsored by His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid.

Endorsed by His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid, the National Development of Junior Golf focuses on empowering youth in Morocco by using golf to endorse character development in the youth of Moroccan community to directly support children.

The Trajectory Golf Academy is an important milestone within the overall initiative launched by His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid to provide underprivileged youth the opportunity to learn the game of golf and to persuade that futures great players are within reach for the development of the Moroccan national golf.

HRH Prince Moulay Rachid hails Morocco’s presidency of the 25th Arab Scout Conference

Rabat-Morocco, November 10, 2007 – His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid, President of Moroccan National Federation of Scouting, has warmly welcomed the Morocco’s presidency of the 25th Arab Scout Conference.

His Royal Highness hailed the decision of the following appointment, the honor and trust that was given to the Kingdom of Morocco.

The Moroccan delegation of 16 people attending this conference proudly received the appointment as Morocco has been elected unanimously as the new President of the 25th Arab Scout Conference in Cairo, Egypt, on Friday.

With His Royal Highness leadership, Morocco’s presidency will boost support and contribution to the Arab Scout Movement and improve the image of scouting.

The 25th Arab Scout Conference is being held under the slogan "Centenary and Future Vision" throughout November 7-12 2007 in Cairo International Scout Center.

The agenda of the Conference includes worksheets and documents on Centenary and Future Vision with a view to draft a new thought for the current stage and a modern vision for the future of the Arab Scout Movement.