King Mohammed VI met Hilary Clinton
King Mohammed VI, accompanied by his brother Prince Moulay Rachid, received on Monday in the southern city of Ouarzazate the U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
During this audience the King hailed the traditional strategic partnership between the two friendly countries strengthened since the mid-nineties and marked in particular by a regular diversified political dialogue structured economic ties and reinforced cooperation to promote regional peace and security. The Monarch also voiced commitment to promoting these important achievements with US President Barack Obama and expressed his high appreciation for the committed constructive role played by the US administration throughout the world building on an approach based on dialogue consultation and mutual respect.
Mrs Clinton also attended with the king and Moulay Rachid the the ceremony of presenting Morocco’s solar energy project worth about nine billion dollars,and which is a national and ambitious project seeks to achieve a 2,000 megawatt capacity by 2020. This production capacity accounts for 38% of the electric power at the end of 2008 and 14% by 2020,Five sites were identified for the project which is in line with Morocco’s energy strategy,namely Ouarzazate,Ain Bni Mathar,Foum AlOued,Boujdour and Sebkhat Tah.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived Sunday in Marrakech to take part in the 6th ministerial meeting of the Forum for the Future scheduled 2-3 November 2009.Filed under Morocco
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