Amid Turmoil in Middle East: Morocco Continues to Embrace Democratic Reforms—There's 'No Turning Back'

Mar 22, 2011, 12:44 ET from Moroccan American Center for Policy

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Morocco's Foreign Minister to hold Press Conference after meeting with Sec. of State Clinton to discuss Morocco's continuing reforms and its participation in the International Coalition to promote stability, security, and democracy in the region

WASHINGTON, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This week, His Excellency, Taieb Fassi-Fihri, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation for the Kingdom of Morocco, is in Washington, D.C. to meet with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and other senior U.S. Administration officials to discuss the recent unrest in North Africa and the Middle East, and how Morocco's decision to accelerate its reforms can help promote stability, security, and democracy in the region.  Morocco is a member of the 22-nation coalition that met in Paris on March 19 to support international action to protect civilians in Libya.

The Press Conference will be held

on

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at 3:30 p.m. (time change)

at

The National Press Club

529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor, Murrow Room

Washington, D.C.

You must RSVP by Noon, Wednesday, March 23 to cdark@moroccanamericancenter.com or (202) 309-0372

Proper credentials will be required for entry into press conference.

For more information or additional press availability for Minister Fassi-Fihri, please contact Calvin Dark - cdark@moroccanamericancenter.com , (202) 309-0372

On March 9, His Majesty King Mohammed VI announced a comprehensive set of constitutional reforms to advance and broaden the democratic reforms that have been underway in Morocco for more than two decades. The new proposals, which received praise from the United States and many in the international community,will strengthen Morocco's elected government, ensure the independence of the judiciary, and further empower local communities and regions.

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