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US Lauds Morocco’s Efforts to Advance Women’s Empowerment

US Lauds Morocco’s Efforts to Advance Women’s Empowerment

Sunday, 10 November, 2019 - 05:15
Students attend a class at Mohammed VI Institute for training Imams in Rabat, Morocco April 16, 2019. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

The United States and Morocco have announced that they would continue their longstanding partnership to further shared objectives.

“Morocco and the United States agreed to work closely together to enhance their strategic partnership to advance women's economic empowerment and entrepreneurship,” said a joint statement following a three-day official visit to Morocco by the US president’s daughter, Ivanka Trump.

The statement said that she commended Morocco’s reform process, especially on the issue of advancing women’s rights and promoting their economic empowerment through the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative (W-GDP).

It added that the US and Morocco “reiterate their support for legal reforms to advance women's ability to work in the same jobs and sectors as men, and to manage land in the same way as men.”

The US delegation reiterated Washington’s “appreciation to the leadership of His Majesty King Mohammed VI on critical issues such as peace and security in the Middle East, as well as to ensure peace, stability and development for Africa.”

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