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Mohamad Mourad, Regional Manager Gulf, Google is delivering a keynote of the opening day of the Broadband MEA conference, taking place on the 19th-20th March 2013 at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Dubai, UAE. Ahead of the show we speak to him about his role and what opportunities he sees for Google in the region.
King Mohammed VI Deepens Morocco’s Economic, Security Ties with African Countries, Gains Support for W. Sahara Initiative
Senegal, Cote D’Ivoire praise Morocco’s reforms under King Mohammed ‘s leadership;
Back Morocco autonomy plan for W. Sahara, cite Mali, stability threat in Sahel
However, Investors Moving Forward Despite Ongoing Uncertainty
Recovery in the hospitality sector gathered speed with a 4% increase in the first half of 2012 but average prices remain at 2005 level, says new Hotels.com Hotel Price Index
U.S., France Voice Strong Support for Morocco’s Autonomy Plan to Resolve Western Sahara Dispute, Remove Obstacle to Peace in Region
Also praise Morocco’s role in advancing human rights, democratic reforms
9 March 2012 – The United Nations relief chief today urged Syrian authorities to allow unrestricted access to humanitarian organizations to deliver aid to people affected by the ongoing violence, saying she was “horrified” by the destruction she had seen in some of the areas she visited during her two-day visit to the country.
World Bank Announces Broadband Connectivity Initiative for Middle East and North Africa, New Focus on Citizen Participation in ICT Solutions
DOHA, March 6, 2012 — The World Bank today launched a regional initiative to improve broadband connectivity in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region by bringing utilities’ fiber optic networks into broadband use. The Bank also announced a new focus on citizen participation in the creation of information and communication technologies (ICT) solutions to development problems, building on the success of the Cairo WaterHackathon.
Sec. Clinton Praises Morocco as Leader for Peace, Democracy in Region — Reaffirms Moroccan autonomy solution in Western Sahara as ‘serious, realistic, credible’
WASHINGTON, March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, speaking to press in Rabat on Sunday with Moroccan Foreign Minister Saad Dine El Otmani, praised Morocco as a leader on Arab Spring reforms and a key partner for peace in the region. She described Morocco’s autonomy initiative to resolve the Western Sahara conflict as “serious, realistic, and credible” and reiterated that U.S. policy “has remained constant.” The U.S. policy supporting a solution based on autonomy under Moroccan sovereignty to end the decades-old dispute has earned the backing of three U.S. Administrations—Bill Clinton, George Bush, and Barack Obama—as well as that of bipartisan majorities in both Houses of Congress.
By Vladimir Putin
“Russia is only respected and considered when it is strong and stands firmly on its own feet. Russia has generally always enjoyed the privilege of conducting an independent foreign policy and this is what it will continue to do. In addition, I am convinced that global security can only be achieved in cooperation with Russia rather than by attempts to push it to the background, weaken its geopolitical position or compromise its defenses.”
From the article in the Moskovskiye Novosti newspaper