Notable Activities of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid of Morocco Throughout Year 2008

December

Marrakech, December 19, 2008 – Lauding a need to increase of the country's education spending, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid has advocated concrete measures to upgrade Morocco's education system. Reminding about the importance of education to international competitiveness, Crown Prince Moulay Rachid has taken an important step towards developing education in the Kingdom, laying out guidelines and principles for education policy in visual arts.

Marrakech, December 14, 2008 -- HRH Crown Prince Moulay Rachid briefed on preparations for the 12th Congress of Sport Psychology. Continue to show ongoing support for meaningful action carried out through the promotion of the sport image and the cultural and ethical values of the sport, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid will be hosting the 12th Congress of Sport Psychology under the motto “Meeting New Challenges and Bridging Cultural Gaps in Sport and Exercise Psychology.”

Rabat, December 11, 2008 – Marking a Muslim holiday Eid al-Adha, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid expressed hope for universal message of endorsement of respect and mutual understanding among all faiths and cultures, which could bring lasting harmony and peace in the world.

November

Marrakech, November 23, 2008 -- Moulay Rachid – Prince with a Majestic heart. The e-journalist Tarik Essaadi, a founder of several sites that enrich the national and worldwide canvas, including Emmarakech.info and L’image.info, suffered from exhaustion that caused breakdown to carry out work on the opening evening of the Marrakech International Film Festival (MIFF).When Crown Prince Moulay Rachid inquired about his absence, He learned a bad news. Inspiring reaction: Crown Prince Moulay Rachid without delay paid a surprise visit to famous e-journalist. Instantly, the generous His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid decided to pay the hospitalization costs of Tarik.

Marrakech, November 23, 2008 – One of the crucial components of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid’s strategy is to focus on supporting IT linked educational necessities of people with special needs. Under the direction of Crown Prince Moulay Rachid, 8th edition of Marrakech International Film Festival (MIFF) made movies accessible for visually impaired people by using the "Audio Description,” the actor's voice describes each scene and is transmitted by headset.

Marrakech, November 23, 2008 -- HRH Crown Prince Moulay Rachid divulges a new first in Africa and Arab world. The Marrakech International Film Festival (MIFF) has become an essential part of the Kingdom of Morocco’s cultural events map. The festival, held under the patronage of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid, makes it possible for viewers and film professionals to see the recent international productions. This edition, under the direction of Crown Prince Moulay Rachid, MIFF offers for visually impaired people unique experience that no one else offers to the global audience.

Marrakech, November 20, 2008 -- In the esteem of highlighting the Marrakech International Film Festival's historical role, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid on Tuesday November 18th spent all day working at the Congress Palace of Marrakech, center ground of MIFF.Crown Prince Moulay Rachid began his day grand touring and viewing every office in the facilities of the Congress Palace for a first hand inspection of the condition and presentation. Crown Prince Moulay Rachid also met organizers of the MIFF, urged them to use all potential to reach expected levels and elevate toward the achievement of goals to ensure that the Festival continues to play its pioneering role. Crown Prince Moulay Rachid also expressed admiration over the fantastic milestones on the way to industry’s victory achieved by the MIFF. Impressively continuing to provide His philanthropy’s role in press freedom, Crown Prince Moulay Rachid also visited pressroom and spoke to the coordinators in charge of both national and international press. The talks included on the importance commitments to democratic reform and media freedom, including detailed rules specifying MIFF. The two sides also discussed prospects of enhancing cooperation, featured lists and ideas for the Festival. Crown Prince Moulay Rachid later went to see all technology-rich equipment and the arrangements for feeding this 8th edition of the International Film Festival. The working rendezvous came to reaffirm Crown Prince Moulay Rachid special care and support to preserving Morocco’s cultural heritage and His commitment to promoting its cultural richness.

Marrakech, November 20, 2008 -- USA Today praises Crown Prince Moulay Rachid leadership to bridge cultural divide

Rabat, November 18, 2008 – This November 18 marked 53 years of the Kingdom of Morocco’s independence from France occupation. His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid, in Morocco’s 53rd Anniversary of the Independence Day, has proved His commitment to the principles and course of actions that have covered all phases of development, as envisioned by His grandfather HM King Mohamed V.

Marrakech, November 15, 2008 – His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid, President of MIFF Foundation, yesterday inaugurated the 8th Marrakech International Film Festival (MIFF) at Marrakech Congress Palace. Crown Prince Moulay Rachid praised all efforts made to embrace the different variables to ensure the life of future generations, saying: “It is our duty to honor the memory of those who contribute to the construction of the future.”

Rabat, November 14, 2008 – Biding a poignant farewell to Morocco’s historiographer, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid led mourning on Thursday for Abdelouahab Benmansour, who died on Wednesday in Rabat at age of 88 years.

Rabat, November 11, 2008 -- Under The Honour Presidency of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid and under the auspices of the International Society of Sport Psychology, the Moroccan Association of Sport Psychology has the honour and pleasure to invite colleagues and professionals from all over the world to participate in the 12th Congress of Sport Psychology under the theme: “Meeting New Challenges and Bridging Cultural Gaps in Sport and Exercise Psychology”. The 12th World Congress will take place in Marrakech, Morocco in June 2009.

Rabat, November 11, 2008 – Recognizing the success of youth, on the sidelines of the 36 Hassan II Golf Trophy, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid, President of the Hassan II Golf Trophy, on Sunday (November 9, 2008) awarded the prizes the winners of the Kid’s Cup. Crown Prince Moulay Rachid, who is an advocate of youth empowerment, highlighted the key role played by the youth in the society’s development, stressing the need to include youth in the decision making process.

Rabat, November 10, 2008 - The participants of the 36th Hassan II Golf Trophy received some heartfelt congratulations from His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid, President of the Hassan II Golf Trophy, when He presented prizes among the winners at the ceremony held at the Royal Golf Dar Es Salam on Sunday.

Rabat, November 9, 2008 – His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid, President of the Hassan II Golf Trophy, administered the "wild cards" to junior players Ali Berrada, Royal Golf d'Anfa Mohammedia and Mohamed Boutaleb from the Federal pilot school of the Royal Golf Dar Es Salam. For the first time in the history of the Hassan II Golf Trophy, under the instruction of Crown Prince Moulay Rachid, young people were invited to play in the Pro-Am of the 36th Hassan II Golf Trophy, giving them the exceptional opportunity to play the game of golf with the international golfing stars.

Rabat, November 8, 2008 – On Friday evening, during a gala diner, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid, President of the Hassan II Golf Trophy, announced the results of the Pro-Am Golf Tournament. Crown Prince Moulay Rachid also presented prizes to the winning teams of the Pro-Am in a relaxed and joyful atmosphere.

Rabat, November 8, 2008 – His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid, President of the Hassan II Golf Trophy, hosted on Friday night a grand banquet in honour of the golfers taking part in the 36th edition of the Hassan II Golf Trophy.

Casablanca, November 7, 2008 -- Underlining the ties of friendship between their two countries, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid saw off Saudi Arabia King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and his entourage at the International Airport in Casablanca.

Rabat, November 6, 2008 – His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid sent salutation to fellow citizens on the occasion of the 33rd anniversary of the Green March.

Rabat, November 6, 2008 -- His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid has been a driving force in putting Morocco in the global eyes with a chain of His public events. This week Crown Prince Moulay Rachid unveiled fairy tales of spectacular 36th Hassan II Golf Trophy at the Royal Golf Dar Es Salam in Rabat.

Casablanca, November 5, 2008 – His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid has officially welcomed the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud as he arrived to Casablanca. In the course of the meeting, two leaders discussed the development prospects of their relations in trade, economic, educational and cultural spheres, as well as a number of issues related to the investment projects.

Rabat, November 4, 2008 -- All is set for the 36th Hassan II Golf Trophy at the Royal Golf Dar Es Salam on November 5 to 9, 2008 with partaking of top international players, as well as professional and amateur Moroccan talented golfers. Organized under the Chairmanship of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid by the Hassan II Golf Trophy Society, the Hassan II Golf Trophy will give a boost to golf, tourism and social life in Morocco.

Rabat, November 1, 2008 -- Investing to achieve cohesive society and to secure the future of all children and young people, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid instigated the 2008 edition of the Kid’s Golf Cup on November 1st, 2008.

Rabat, November 1, 2008 -- To entice tomorrow's golf champions, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid will launch the Kid’s Cup on the November 1st, 2008 at the Royal Golf of Anfa-Mohamedia. As a long-time supporter of children's rights, Crown Prince Moulay Rachid has established this children tournament to create access to golf for young children and provide a hand to develop talented golfers into tomorrow’s champions.

October

Rabat, October 27, 2008 – His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid has received the distinguished Lions Clubs International Humanity Award in recognition of His inspiring visionary leadership and for His profound and wide-ranging philanthropic contribution to human dignity and global civil society. The award was granted to Crown Prince Moulay Rachid by Kay Fukushima, of Sacramento, California, USA, who was elected to serve as President of the International Association of Lions Clubs at the Association's 85th International Convention in Osaka, Japan, July 8-12, 2002. Upon conferring Crown Prince Moulay Rachid with the Humanity Award, Mr. Fukushima praised Crown Prince Moulay Rachid for His leading role and outstanding efforts to promote peace and human rights, and largely commended appreciation of Prince’s invaluable contribution to education, science and research, and humanity. At a time when communication within and between cultures is so vital, Mr. Fukushima also praised Crown Prince Moulay Rachid’s brilliant diplomacy and advocacy enriching the exchange of knowledge and dialogue between the Arab World and Western Countries. The philanthropic Royal, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid was said to be very proud to be honored by an institution so distinctive and progressive as the International Association of Lions Clubs, that strives to make a difference in communities worldwide, and also has an excellent reputation for efforts go beyond the support of vision care, to addressing unmet health and education needs worldwide. Crown Prince Moulay Rachid has established himself internationally as an advocate for a peace, Alliance of Civilizations, including His notable role advocating for the human rights. The Moroccan striking charismatic Royal, Crown Prince Moulay Rachid, represents the true aspiration for leaders everywhere, for his distinguished leadership qualities and His tireless efforts to bring on prosperity and economic development to the country and people.

Rabat, October 29, 2008 – On the sideline of the 36th edition of the Hasan 2 Golf Trophy, which is taking place from November 5th to 9th, 2008, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid will also re-baptized 15th edition of the Lalla Meryem Cup. The driving force behind golf development in Morocco, Crown Prince Moulay Rachid, President of the Hassan 2 Golf Trophy Society, is continuing with His plan of offering series of golf development for women interested in the game of golf.

El Jadida, October 26, 2008 – Aspirations to further establish Morocco’s standing as the sport-tourism capital of the world, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid came back today to the 1st edition of El Jadida Horse Show, as He patronized the closing ceremony.

Rabat, October 26, 2008 – The Hassan II Golf Trophy - billed as the biggest and best sporting event of the year in Morocco – will be held from November 5th to 9th, 2008.

Agadir, October 25, 2008 -- Voicing hope to further enhance bilateral cooperation, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid held tête-à-tête talks with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud in His Palace in Agadir. With aim to deepen the mutual cooperation between Morocco and Saudi Arabia, the two Royals exchanged the views on a number of urgent issues of cooperation, highlighting the similarity of traditions and cultures, common language and religion, which help to create big opportunities to all-round development of mutual cooperation.

El Jadida, October 22, 2008 – Continuing to encourage cultural and sport importance, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid on Wednesday presided over the inauguration of the 1st edition of Horse Show in El Jadida.

Rabat, October 14, 2008 – Continuing to stand strongly behind development of the sport tourism, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid – President of the Hassan II Golf Trophy - launched a unique retreat arrangements for this year’s Hassan II Golf Trophy, which is taking place in Rabat November 4th to 9th 2008.

Rabat, October 12, 2008 -- Pointing to great importance of education and science in shaping the future of modern world, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid continues to push for responsibility to provide young people with an education. Since Crown Prince Moulay Rachid, President of National Federation of Moroccan Scouting, launched its Literacy Initiative for Empowerment of young people, the Prince has made education His mantra of personal responsibility.

Rabat, October 11, 2008 -- Crown Prince Moulay Rachid attended the opening ceremony of new headquarters of the Council of Advisers in Rabat to get acquainted with a new the complex.

Rabat, October 10, 2008 – Although the Moroccan Parliament does not hold any powers, it resumed its sittings this Friday in the traditional ceremony. Pushing for the new opportunity for parliamentarians to work for the development of the nation, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid inquires about results of the two decades of long journey in the search for a new more democratic constitution.

Casablanca, October 8, 2008 -- His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid has proposed to establish a Scientific Forum on quality of care and research in cardiovascular disease during the meeting with Grand Heart Association. Crown Prince Moulay Rachid, Honorary President of the Grand Heart Association, further recommended that the scientific forum would institute networking opportunities for healthcare professionals as well as for policymakers and other professionals interested in quality of care and research in cardiovascular disease.

Casablanca, October 5, 2008 --- New means of conveying heart care are added by the Grand Heart Association, the leading Moroccan heart charity, as His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid has provided a new Vivid7 echocardiography equipment.

Rabat, October 1, 2008 – His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid performed Wednesday morning Eid Al-Fitr Prayer at the mosque in Rabat.

September

Casablanca, September 14, 2008 – HRH Crown Prince Moulay Rachid lays out new vision for Africa. In order to ensure region-wide progress in the most urgent development challenge faced by Africa, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid, Honorary President of Maghreb Association for Research and Fight against AIDS (Société Maghrébine de Recherche et de Lutte contre le Sida), has laid out a new vision for Africa to tackle HIV/AIDS epidemic and to increase science and research in the fight against AIDS. Crown Prince Moulay Rachid’s long-term commitment to global fight against AIDS is striving to forge greater cooperation with the international community to ensure healthcare without borders in Africa. Playing a leading role in shaping Africa’s destiny, through His Honorary Presidency Crown Prince Moulay Rachid has exposed the importance of AIDS vaccine research and development. While, Crown Prince Moulay Rachid has made a huge personal contribution to the cause of tackling global poverty and striving towards the Millennium Development Goals, He underlines negative effect of AIDS epidemic in Africa, which is crippling developing programs. To reduce poverty and to make positive effect on social and economic progress for the millions of poor people living in Africa, better research to promote good practices in responding to HIV/AIDS is one of the keys to reaching the goal. Crown Prince Moulay Rachid’s leadership and lasting pledge to AIDS vaccine R&D, backed by the greatest willingness to actively shape the future of the Africa, is a critical component of a comprehensive response to the global AIDS pandemic.

Rabat, September 29, 2008 – His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid has been working overtime on file of bilateral relations, juggling a hectic agenda promoting political, economic and social program while fostering interfaith and intercultural dialogs. The last week began as Crown Prince Moulay Rachid pursued a heavy workload in Saudi Arabia during His a five-day state visit to the country. Crown Prince Moulay Rachid’s demand-responsive schedule involved a hectic schedule of bilateral meetings that offered Him an opportunity to explain Morocco's views and concerns on international issues. Crown Prince Moulay Rachid’s first meeting as scheduled took place on Monday (September 22, 2008) with several officials of Medina, after arriving to Saudi Arabia. Later on September 25, 2008 Crown Prince Moulay Rachid held series of senior-level meetings, including with the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. Crown Prince Moulay Rachid in addition attended the gracious Iftar banquet hosted by King Abdullah. Also the say day, Crown Prince Moulay Rachid held a briefing with the Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz, exchanging views and information on different issues and bilateral ties. In addition to a number of meetings with leaders of the Kingdom, Crown Prince Moulay Rachid paid a visit to the Prophet's Mosque in Medina. While in Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Moulay Rachid on September 26, 2008 visited the Holy Grand Mosque in Mecca and performed Umrah (the minor Hajj) in Mecca. After a full of activity agenda in Saudi Arabia, Crown Prince Moulay Rachid embarked on schedule at home, dealing with a variety of subjects. On Saturday (September 27, 2008), Crown Prince Moulay Rachid traveled to Tetouan, where He opened the meeting of the regular session of the Higher Council of Ulemas. Crown Prince Moulay Rachid moreover carried out a new lecture concerning Ramadan. While in Tetouan, Crown Prince Moulay Rachid learn about sadden dead of Moroccan finest politician Dr. Abdul Karim al-Khatib. Flying straight from Tetouan to Rabat, Crown Prince Moulay Rachid was tenderly welcomed by the wife and family of the deceased al-Khatib as well as all people, as He arrived to Rabat’s cemetery. Crown Prince Moulay Rachid, who always put people’s needs first, regardless of his hectic agenda, as always impressed with His majestic heart, mind and soul. In addition to His public duties, under conditions of highly modified decision-making, Crown Prince Moulay Rachid works vigorously to advance social development and achieving economic development all the way through His own corporation, the Investment Blue. Despite his busy calendar, Crown Prince Moulay Rachid constantly finds time for several other projects. Crown Prince Moulay Rachid already laid out His agenda for the upcoming the Hassan 2 Golf Trophy and the Marrakech International Film Festival meeting with equally packed outlines.

Rabat, September 28, 2008 – Regardless of His busy schedule, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid has paid on Sunday His final respects at the funeral mass for Dr. Abdul Karim al-Khatib.

Tétouan, September 27, 2008 – Attributing to moral adherence to true Islamic principles, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid opened the meeting of the regular session of the Higher Council of Ulemas.

Tetouan, September 27, 2008 -- As shown by His numerous achievements, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid widely recognized as our hardest working royal in the world, went back to work just moments after landing in Morocco.

Jeddah-Saudi Arabia, September 26, 2008 -- His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid left Friday night for home after a state visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Mecca-Saudi Arabia, September 26, 2008 – His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid seized moment to reflect and contemplate at the Holy Grand Mosque in Mecca.

Mecca-Saudi Arabia, September 25, 2008 – His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid continues His meetings in Saudi Arabia, where He conferred with the Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz.

Mecca-Saudi Arabia, September 25, 2008 – The fourth day of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid Saudi’s visit began with His meeting with the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

Mecca-Saudi Arabia, September 25, 2008 - His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid embarked on a packed schedule on the fourth day of His state visit to Saudi Arabia.

Jeddah-Saudi Arabia, September 23, 2008 – Rounding off the second day of His state visit to Saudi Arabia, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid arrived to Jeddah coming from Medina.

Medina-Saudi Arabia, September 23, 2008 – The second day of the state visit to Saudi Arabaia began with His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid paying a visit to the Prophet's Mosque.

Saudi Arabia, September 22, 2008 – His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid has arrived today to on state visit to Saudi Arabia.

Casablanca, September 18, 2008 - Enlightening the deeper meanings of the Ramadan, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid continued on Thursday to take the chair over the customary Ramadan lecture.

Casablanca, September 17, 2008 -- In line to promote the blessed month of Ramadan and its spiritual course, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid continues to focus on the ensuing sermons based on Ramadan.

Rabat, September 16, 2008 - From the start of His public life, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid has strikingly promoted the education and well-being for all Moroccans and has persuade the cause of sustainable human development. On Tuesday (September 16th, 2008), Crown Prince Moulay Rachid patronized an opening ceremony of Vocational Training Centre named after His dear aunt Her Royal Highness Princess Lalla Aicha.

Casablanca, September 15, 2008 -- His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid on Monday hosted Ramadan lecture in the Royal Palace in Casablanca.

Casablanca, September 13, 2008 -- In the sermon in the Mosque of Royal Palace in Casablanca, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid hosted reception for another lecture based on Ramadan.

Rabat, September 12, 2008 -- In the wake of the Ramadan spirit His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid on Thursday September 11th continued to hold spiritual lessons in relation to sanctity of Ramadan.

Rabat, September 11, 2008 -- His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid remembered with esteem and affection the late and lamented HM King Mohamed V whose 49th death anniversary falls on September 11th 2008. Crown Prince Moulay Rachid offered prayers tributes at the grave of King Mohamed V inside King Mausoleum in Rabat.

Rabat, September 7, 2008 – With the goals and visions that aim towards achieving global and sustainable development, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid assessed the accomplishments of International Summer Camps for Scouts, as they came to an end.

Rabat, September 4, 2008 -- With the start of a new school year, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid sent a cable of greetings along with his best wishes of outstanding achievements, and most exciting and rewarding era at school to all students.

Rabat, September 4, 2008 -- Spreading the true essence of beautiful spirit of Ramadan, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid presided over a Ramadan sermon, part of the annual Ramadan lecture series.

Rabat, September 2, 2008 – His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid marked the beginning of Ramadan with re-launch of traditional Ramadan lectures.

August

Morocco, August 21, 2008 -- Encouraging youth to follow their dreams, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid reaffirmed his commitment to address neglect of youth within the territory as He met Palestinian youth. Crown Prince Moulay Rachid, a pro-youth leader, also extended greetings to all young people in Morocco on the Youth day.

Rabat, August 20, 2008 -- As His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid marked the fifty-fifth anniversary of the Revolution of King and People - a milestone in the country's history that illustrates the heroic resist of the Alaouite Throne and Moroccan people against French occupation – we pay tribute to the universal human causes and earnest heroism of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid.

Rabat, August 15, 2008 – His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid, President of National Federation of Moroccan Scouting, consented the opening of the 6th edition of the Tour of Morocco under theme "Morocco is a land of the wealth of cultural diversity ".

Paris, August 10, 2008 - To promote Moroccan identity abroad, Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid is undertaking initiatives to implement an international strategy to enhance Moroccan leadership in the international sport community and support high performance athletic excellence. As part to remain closely aligned with a plan of action, Crown Prince Moulay Rachid, President of Royal Moroccan Federation for Hunting Shotgun Shooting, ensured that the Moroccan sporting shooter teams were present in the World Championship of Universal Trench in France.

Rabat, August 6, 2008 – His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid, President of National Federation of Moroccan Scouting, urges fellow Moroccans to join together to focus on reduction and prevention of poverty, and reaching an acceptable standard of living for all people in the Kingdom.

July

Rabat, July 30, 2008 -- Moulay Rachid, popular Prince in Spain. A Moroccan immigrants living in Spain traveled to Saragoza only to see His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid, who inaugurated the Day of Morocco in Expo 2008. Despite the suffocating heat, and being exhausted and tired of waiting, the crowds proved to be patient enough to wait for the Prince, hoping to shake their hands with Crown Prince Moulay Rachid. Prince’s popularity has also attracted the admiration of visitors, foreigners and organizers. The crowds carried on and call on: « We want to see Moulay Rachid. "Bghina nchemou reha dial lblad! ". The arrival of Crown Prince Moulay Rachid overheated atmosphere and minds, especially when the Prince took lengthily walk in crowds and shook hands with his fellow citizens, leaving the Europeans strongly, but very pleasantly surprised. Based on our personal opinion they uncovered whole scene with curiosity and admiration.

Marrakech July 28, 2008 -- Making an important contribution to building capacity in promoting the development and structuring of the cinematographic and audiovisual industries, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid continues to promote creativity, innovation and talent with His sponsorship of the MEDA Films Development (MFD) seminar series, which are being held from July 28th to August 4th in Marrakech.

Rabat, July 26, 2008 – Moroccan soccer enthusiasts joined by their most admired royal, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid, met in the sports complex of Prince Moulay Abdellah in Rabat for the Annual Moroccan Soccer Cup (2007- 08) to map out the future of Moroccan soccer triumph.

Rabat, July 23, 2008 -- The Moroccan Royal Federation of Yachting under the presidency of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid is proud to organize the Raid Adventure Morocco - Formula 18 catamaran, which is held on the Moroccan coast on the 23th July to the 2nd August 2008.

Zaragoza, July 20, 2008 – Spain gripped by HRH Crown Prince Moulay Rachid fever. His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid braved a hot Sunday afternoon to meet and greet crowds in Zaragoza who had turned up in the largest numbers for the dignitary arrival that the EXPO 2008 has ever seen. Morocco’s most admired Royal wowed the crowds by wearing His irresistible charisma and eye-catching charm. Crowds outside the Moroccan Pavilion at EXPO Zaragoza were delighted to see Crown Prince Moulay Rachid as they poured to shake hands with handsome Prince. All over the place large and enthusiastic crowds greeted Crown Prince Moulay Rachid. One of the headlights of the day was the large number of children that welcomed Crown Prince Moulay Rachid. This pleased Crown Prince Moulay Rachid a great deal, and He acknowledged children several times. Crown Prince Moulay Rachid also kissed a number of children. Parents held their young up to be kissed and Crown Prince Moulay Rachid did not disappoint them. Prince Moulay Rachid was noticeably touched by the very affectionate welcome He received from the large crowds present at every stage of His visit to EXPO 2008.

Zaragoza, July 20, 2008 – Looking at the challenges facing water and sustainable development on all levels, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid toured the Expo Zaragoza 2008 themed Water and Sustainable Development on Sunday after inaugurating the Moroccan pavilion, as the Kingdom was the featured country on Sunday. Referring to the theme of the Spanish Expo Water and Sustainable Development, Crown Prince Moulay Rachid stressed that all nations have an enduring obligation to sustainable development and must protect water sources as the one of the most essential element of human life.

Zaragoza, July 20, 2008 – Pursuing His official trip to Spain, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid on Sunday inaugurated the Day of Morocco at World Expo 2008 in Zaragoza. During the Moroccan day at Expo 2008, Crown Prince Moulay Rachid was determined to set the bar higher with the aim to increase foreign direct investment in the Kingdom of Morocco. Attaching great importance to cooperation between Morocco and EU member economies, Crown Prince Moulay Rachid has been actively engaging in promoting investments and seeking markets for Morocco’s products and services. Crown Prince Moulay Rachid pointed to the number of investment opportunities in the areas of renewable energy, tourism and agriculture among prospective investors. Crown Prince Moulay Rachid offered to place His presence at the Expo 2008 in Zaragoza to improve Morocco’s image abroad and thereby increase trades, which he believes could be the potential of the country’s market as a vehicle for Morocco economic recovery. After the inaugural formal procedures, Crown Prince Moulay Rachid visited the Pavilions of Morocco and Spain.

Zaragoza, July 20, 2008 – The official visit by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid to Spain began this morning with voyage to the northern city of Zaragoza to visit Expo 2008, an international exhibition on water and sustainable development, an issue of longstanding interest for the heir to the Alaouite Throne. This very convivial visit evokes atmosphere of a mutual evaluation and opportunity for economic progress of trade and social activities.

Casablanca, July 19, 2008 – His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid led a funeral procession and moving tribute on Saturday for Hachmi Filali at the Al-Ghofrane cemetery in Casablanca.

Paris, July 18, 2008 – Morocco’s greatest effective visionary leader of our time. In an astute political move, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid and other 42 Euro-Med leaders gathered in Paris to launched the Union for the Mediterranean in the Grand Palais and a day later attended a Bastille Day march-past down the Champs-Elysées, certainly the finest parade in Europe. Under the leadership of Crown Prince Moulay Rachid, Morocco, and the Euro-Med countries confirmed their openness and keenness to discuss and explore the development of economy that works for everyone and to build a common future for all Euro-Mediterranean counties based on the principles of mutual respect. Crown Prince Moulay Rachid, who serves as Morocco's top diplomat, keeps country’s alliances healthy, pursuing Morocco's interests abroad through the constant development of a complex array of interests and goals. Crown Prince Moulay Rachid’s creative, analytic, and visionary inventiveness has energized solidarity and tightened the bonds between the 27 members of the European Union and the states bordering the Mediterranean sea in order to carry out concrete projects that consolidate the ability of the most vulnerable Mediterranean countries to address comprehensive approach to sustainable development. Creating a compelling sense of direction for Moroccan people, Crown Prince Moulay Rachid has explored the many possibilities of making significant positive changes to power sustainable development, constructive dialogue, and solidarity-based partnership. According to Crown Prince Moulay Rachid, the dialogue has become an important and efficient international opportunity tool, which includes creation of the Union for the Mediterranean as continuation of Euro-Mediterranean dialogue, with organization’s new tasks like struggle against illegal immigration and environmental pollution. This pragmatism meant that the visionary Crown Prince Moulay Rachid could guide the nation into a truly vibrant period and respond flexibly to a greater esteem for human rights, to progress towards democracy and even to peace. Crown Prince Moulay Rachid strong position to lead with great wisdom and courage embodies a deeply caring approach to people, seeing them as the utmost asset. An allied aspect of Crown Prince Moulay Rachid’s diplomacy and his courageous ongoing efforts has distinguished him as a leading proponent of human rights and world peace. Without Crown Prince Moulay Rachid’ s wisdom and visionary leadership we would not have many of the species of the solution to international conflicts, human rights issues and global environmental problems. Today, we absolutely need more than ever a leader who is visionary as Crown Prince Moulay Rachid, because without visionary and inspiring leadership the battle against repression and poverty will never be won.

Paris, July 14 2008 – France marked its National Day on Monday in Champs Elysées in Paris in the presence of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid. In 1999, Crown Prince Moulay Rachid and his dearly loved father King Hassan II were guests of honor with the presence of 500 Moroccan Royal Guard officers at the head of the big parade. It was just the second time non-French troops have been invited to march in the City of Light's. This year, many leaders from Europe, Africa and the Middle East, who were already in Paris for the establishment of the Union of the Mediterranean, attended the traditional military parade.

Paris, July 13 2008 – Following the establishment of the Union of the Mediterranean, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid attended on Sunday an official dinner held by French President Nicolas Sarkozy in honor of the leaders participant in the founding summit in Paris. Crown Prince Moulay Rachid sitting next to French First Lady Carla Bruni- Sarkozy, at the same table as the French President Nicolas Sarkozy, broke away from the four-hour summit for dinner chat for a moment.

Paris, July 13, 2008 – Taking offers of the Summit’s unique opportunity to have interactions with the leaders to strengthen ties, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid had a series of bilateral meetings with key leaders Sunday on the sidelines of the Mediterranean Union launch summit. On Sunday Crown Prince Moulay Rachid met with the Mauritanian president Sidi Mohamed Ould Cheikh A bdallahi. At the margins of the summit, Crown Prince Moulay Rachid also had an opportunity for informal meetings with French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Prince Albert II of Monaco, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Qatar Emir Sheikh Hamad Ben Khalifa Al Thani, Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak and Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

Paris, July 13, 2008 – Investing efforts into actively building Mediteerean region, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid gave full support to the Union for the Mediterranean at the founding summit in Paris. Crown Prince Moulay Rachid strongly believes that the union is like-minded with his foreign-policy aims and provides increased access to prosperity for people in Morocco.

Paris, July 13, 2008 – Taking opportunity to step up diplomacy, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid urged to use dialog to bring peace at the founding Summit of the Union for the Mediterranean in Paris. Leaders from 43 nations met later Sunday at the inaugural of the Paris Summit at the Grand Palais on Paris' Champs Elysees in Paris, marking the birth of Union for the Mediterranean. The Grand Palais a gigantic glass and steel exhibition hall was built for the 1900 World's Fair.

Paris, July 13, 2008 -- In the course of bringing fresh impetus to explore the prospects to bridge the North-South divide, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid and other 42 leaders on Sunday launched the Union for Mediterranean, a new regional alliance, aiming at developing cooperation in the Mediterranean. Crown Prince Moulay Rachid’s significant contribution for the future of Europe and Mediterranean bolsters regional cooperation and provide new momentum to peace efforts, while marking Morocco’s return to the international stage.

Paris, July 12, 2008 – To improve ties between Europe and North Africa, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid arrived in France Saturday, July 12, 2008, on the eve of a major Mediterranean summit.

Rabat, July 10, 2008 -- Preparing young people to be leaders of tomorrow, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid, President of Moroccan Scouting Federation inaugurated the third International Scout Friendship Meeting, held in Morocco from July 10th to 25th 2008.

Casablanca, July 6, 2008 -- In view of the historic bond of strong friendship between the Kingdoms of Morocco and Saudi Arabia, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid received Saturday (July 5th, 2008) Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah.

June

Rabat, June 29, 2008 -- Wholeheartedly supporting his loyal subject in enhancing the improvement in all areas and in every way possible, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid patronized the 9th National Championship of Traditional Equestrian Arts at Dar Es-Salam in Rabat.

Rabat, June 26, 2008 – With a need for effective intervention to increase women’s involvement in Moroccan social life, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid, an human rights activist at grassroots to global levels, has played a significant role in reaching out to the community to foster women’s participation in mainstream and community, and increase women involvement in politic and public positions to raise life quality.

On May 26th, 2006 --Glance on HRH Crown Prince Moulay Rachid’s course of emancipation pilot project, the Scouting day in Morocco, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid, President of the National Federation of Moroccan Scouting, launched the pilot projects aiming to increase women’s involvement in Moroccan social life. Pioneering program encourages the emancipation of women and girls, and highlights the role of women within the Movement. Within this project, the Scouting organization under the leadership of Crown Prince Moulay Rachid organizes meetings and chair debates on social issues and current events. In doing so, they emphasize women's contribution to the development of society. By reflecting and learning to be independent and to take on responsibilities within the Movement, Moroccan Girl Scouts are contributing to the emancipation of women in their country. It has been successfully running project that increases women’s access to and participation in decision-making positions and enhances women's capacity to participate in leadership.

Rabat, June 27, 2008 -- Just one week after celebrating his 38th birthday, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid consented to officiate the national competition of the Moulay Rachid Trophy in Universal Trench.

Rabat, June 20, 2008 – To ensure that Morocco remains a golfing sports destination, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid has stepped up efforts to successfully host the Moroccan Golf Championship by Hyundai, the national challenge carried out in conjunction with celebration of the 38th birthday anniversary of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid. The tournament, held at the Royal Dar Es-Salam Golf Club from June 18th to 22nd, included elite players from across the country and for spectators to see some exciting golf match.

Evora, Portugal, June 21, 2008 – His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid took time off from celebration of his 38th birthday to attend the wedding celebrations of Prince Charles-Philippe d'Orleans, Duke of Anjou, and Diana Alvares Pereira de Melo, 11th Duchess of Cadaval at the Cathedral of Evora, Portugal, on June 21st 2008.

Paris, June 20, 2008 -- HRH Crown Prince Moulay Rachid celebrates his birthday with work. The promotion and facilitation of bilateral cooperation in different fields is a special interest for His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid, who spearheads numerous international’s initiatives to address the establishment of international rules relating to such collaboration. In the midst of his 38th birthday celebration, Crown Prince Moulay Rachid continues to work and on Wednesday he flew to Paris for working visit. With the desire to expand the bilateral ties and to encourage means of strengthening them, Crown Prince Moulay Rachid met with French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy. In the friendly atmosphere, the talks focused on mutual ties and means of further cementing them, mainly in the economic field. An outspoken advocate of many global issues, Crown Prince Moulay Rachid is also an avid supporter of the Alliance of Civilizations, galvanizing collective action across diverse societies in order to improve understanding and joint relations among nations and peoples across cultures and religions.

Very Happy 38th Birthday, Your Royal Highness!

By the Grace of God, We wish a very happy birthday and many, many generous blessings to His Gracious Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid.
May the Lord bless His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid in the coming future and grant all His heart desires.
Our most humble and heartfelt congratulations on this very special occasion - So, happy birthday, Your Royal Highness!

Rabat, June 14, 2008 -- His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid was awarded on Saturday the CAA Super Grand Prix Award and medal in recognition of his leading role and meaningful action that he carries out through the promotion of the sport image and the social and moral values of the sport.

Rabat, June 14, 2008  -- In line with his constant support for athletics, sports and sport tourism, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid honored on Saturday, June 14, 2008, a Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) Super Grand Prix in Rabat.

Rabat, June 8, 2008 – His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid does not seem to be slowing down to catch his breath as he continues with a jam-packed schedule of events and activities, but he certainly took our breath away as he chaired on Sunday the Rabat-Souissi horse race.

Rabat, June 7, 2008 – His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid, President of the Hassan 2 Golf Trophy Association, hopes to enhance mutual alliances by hosting the Portugal Golf Cup at the Royal Golf Dar Essalam in Rabat. Taking place from June 7th to 8th, the two-day sporting spectacular provides a unique opportunity to forge stronger bond of Morocco-Portugal friendship, mutually beneficial ties and create a platform for exchanges.

Marrakech, June 5, 2008  - In line with his mission to promote science, education and community development, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid opened the 25th International Congress of Radiology in Marrakech with the participation of 150 specialists from foreign countries.

Agadir, June 5, 2008 – His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid received today his counterpart from Saudi Arabia as Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud ended his visit to the Kingdom of Morocco.

Rabat, June 1, 2008 -- Encouraging Scouts to develop media and public relations skills, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid, President of National Federation of Moroccan Scouting (NFMS), unveiled the Scout diploma for media and public relations and communication, a major progress to facilitate the development and empowerment of young people. The educational project is held from June 1st to 13th in cooperation with Al-Ahram Regional Institute for the press and the Arab Scouts Organization.

May

Rabat, May 25, 2008 – His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid charmed royal watchers and boosted the spirits of the horse competition as he graced the award ceremony of the Royal Armed Forces Grand Prix in Rabat.

Rabat, May 25, 2008 – Promising to add drive to the game of golf, the Hassan 2 Golf Trophy Association under the Presidency of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid is conducting 6th annual golf tournament, the Maroc Telecom Golf Trophy, Sunday May 25th at the Royal Golf Dar Es Salam in Rabat.

Rabat, May 23, 2008 -- Poverty and illiteracy are major problems for people living in the Kingdom of Morocco. The slow pace of progress towards democratization and reforms is reducing objectives in the field of education. Inequality of class has been a major factor that has exacerbated illiteracy, poor health and high maternal mortality rates. His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid who's long been an advocate of improving the quality of education for his country's school children, is clearly passionate and wishes to ensure that education is available to every citizen in every remote corner of the kingdom.

Rabat, May 19, 2008 – The Royal Golf Club Dar Es-Salam in Rabat, the most desirable golf getaway in Morocco, has brought a fresh-look array of golf competitions, under the Direction and Royal Patronage of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid.

Tetouan, May 15, 2008- His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid has extend profound gratitude to Her Royal Highness Princess Lalla Malika for her efforts that demonstrate her caring for others in need, at the reception to honour the fiftieth birthday of the Moroccan Red Cross.

Rabat, May 14, 2008 - His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid hosted a tribute luncheon that marked the 52nd anniversary of Royal Armed Forces (RAF) founding.

Benguerir, May 13, 2008 - His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid paid Tuesday inspection visit to a number of Benguerir development projects, with the aim of inquiring about the requirements of these projects and exploring means to support and develop the growth march in Morocco.

Ouirgane, May 12, 2008 - His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid presided over the presentation ceremony of the development plan for the Yacoub El Mansour dam in the rural community of Ouirgane.

Benguérir, May 12, 2008 – Known for spending time with the underprivileged and poor, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid often gives generously to social development projects, placing particular emphasis on children. During his visit to Benguérir region, His Royal Highness reviewed a number of proposed development projects of Kelaâ Des Sraghna in the interest to improve the everyday life quality of citizens.

Benguérir, May 12, 2008 - Owing to the increase in development in the region, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid lauded role of social, economic and urban development during the signing presentation of the twelve development programs for the region Rehamna.

Benguérir, May 12, 2008 – Exerting efforts to curb poverty and unemployment, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid began visit to rural area of Benguérir, Monday, with a mission to activate role in developing the local economy, creation new jobs and revenue and encouraged the efforts of community's activism in the area.

Marrakech, May 11, 2008 – Morocco’s leading Marrakech International Film Festival is now accepting submissions for its 8th edition, November 14-22, 2008.

Marrakech, May 9, 2008 – His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid, Founding President of Marrakech International Film Festival (MIFF) Foundation, effectively gave the green light to 8th MIFF, which will take place in Morocco from November 14th to 22nd, 2008.

Mohammedia, May 9, 2008 – His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid is giving Moroccan youngsters the opportunity to realize their potential and experience in sailing sport as a part of the new initiative the Sailing School for All. The Sailing School for All, not available to youth before, is another jewel in the crown with the consistent support and patronage of His Royal Highness to youth in different fields that reflects on the important role of the youth in the society. Crown Prince Moulay Rachid, Honorary President of Royal Moroccan Yachting Federation, hopes to instill in young sailors the passion with the wind, the speed, the summer carefreedom of manning the tiller and tightening the mainsheet.

Tangier, May 3, 2008 -- To continue to create a viable economic effects derived from sport tourism, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid, the President of Royal Moroccan Federation for Hunting Shotgun Shooting, has hosted the Africa Championship of Universal Trench in Tangier from May 1st to 3rd.

El Jadida, May 1, 2008 -- Teaching understanding of importance of sport tourism through golf, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid delivered the sixth edition of Moroccan Classic Challenge Tour on the European Challenge Tour at the El Jadida Sofitel Golf Resort.

April

Marrakech, April 27, 2008 -- Widely regarded as the most successful program in Morocco, nurtured by the leadership of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid, kicked off the third year of the MEDA Films Development (MFD) seminar series, which are being held on April 27th – May 4th in Marrakech.

Rabat, April 26, 2008 – To continue to capture the benefits of sport tourism as one of the fastest growing segments in the tourism, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid consented to officiate opening of the 2nd Petanque World Championship which run from April 26th to 27th, 2008.

Rabat, April 26, 2008 – Commending the Rabat American School team for showcasing the multifaceted realities of Morocco, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid blessed the Rabat American School (RAS) Golf Cup, taking place from April 26th to 27th at the Royal Dar es Salaam Golf Club in Rabat.

Meknes, April 23, 2008 -- As part of his vision to contribute to the achievement of the various projects including those related to the agricultural innovation and cooperation, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid hosted a dinner in honour of partakers of the 3rd Morocco’s International Agriculture Fair.

Meknes, April 23, 2008 -- As Morocco opens its third International Agricultural Fair, the prices of range of agricultural commodities are on increase and countless of Moroccan families living on less than one dollar per day are burden between poverty and starvation. To alleviate the economic hardships citizens are going through, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid expressed needs for the government to take urgent action in order to avert a larger crisis, and improve and ensure access to food for all. His Royal Highness also toured Agricultural exhibition on Wednesday where He was briefed on the products and agricultural equipment on display.

Meknes, April 22, 2008 - With certainly very demanding schedule, the energetic 37 year-old prince has wrapped up his final activity for the day in Meknes, after His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid chaired the opening of 55th CIC General Assembly in Marrakech and held meeting with Microsoft CEO in Rabat.

Marrakech, April 22, 2008 -- His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid along with the International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation (abbreviated CIC) Members, held Tuesday ground breaking the 55th CIC General Assembly under the motto “Hunting: a Tool for Sustainable Rural Development” at the Congress Palace of Marrakech, Morocco.

Rabat, April 22, 2008 – Boosting a role of information technology (IT) in education and development of the Kingdom of Morocco, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid received Tuesday Microsoft CEO Mr. Steve Ballmer.

Rabat, April 21, 2008 – To secure a better tomorrow for Moroccan impoverished children with the heart diseases, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid seeks to find solution with the Grand Heart Association by providing help to young patients who cannot afford health care costs. The project of the Association aims to increase the availability of quality healthcare services and to integrate special needs children into mainstream society. To date, under the leadership of His Royal Highness as an Honorary President of the Grand Heart Association, the Association has sent several children to France where they received comprehensive cardiovascular services, including life-saving heart surgery and interventional cardiology procedures.

Casablanca, April 20, 2008 – His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid conferred Sunday in Casablanca with Pedro Verona Rodrigues Pires, the President of Cape Verde.

Rabat, April 19, 2008 – Under the Royal Presidency of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid, the Royal Moroccan Motorsport Federation organized the 15th edition of the Maroc Classic Rally from March 16th to 22nd 2008 with adopted motto “The Road of Heart”.

Rabat, April 18, 2008 -- On the occasion of the ninth dead anniversary of His Majesty King Hassan 2, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid observed a day of remembrance in spirit of solemnity, dignity, and reverence on Wednesday April 16th, 2008.

Fes, April 5, 2008 – His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid chaired Saturday launching of the festivities commemorating the 1200th anniversary of the imperial city of Fes.

Agadir, April 2, 2008 --- His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid received on Monday evening Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz, the Deputy Premier, Defense and Aviation Minister and Inspector General.

March

Damascus, March 31, 2008 – His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid paid a highly successful official state visit to Syria with a mission to strengthen fraternal ties and pursue peace development process in the Middle East. With his extraordinary diplomatic elegance and intellectual depth, His Royal Highness used successfully international action at the 20th Arab Summit conference in fostering open communication among Arab states and reiterated His permanent stance in support of a comprehensive peace process in the region in accordance with the international resolutions.

Damascus, March 30, 2008 -  His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid concluded his two-day official visit to the Republic of Syria, after leading his country’s delegation to the Arab Summit.

Damascus, March 30, 2008 - His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid met today with President of the Comoros Ahmed Abdallah Mohamed Sambi, on the sidelines of the 20th Arab Summit in Damascus, Syria.

Damascus, March 29, 2008 - His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid attended Saturday evening a dinner banquet hosted by Syrian President Bashar Assad in honour of Arab Delegates to the 20th Arab summit conference.

Damascus, March 29, 2008 - Acknowledging the important role of the 20th Arab summit conference in boosting the peace process, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid reaffirmed His support of all efforts by Arab and international parties to implement the road map, to pave the way for a comprehensive peace in the Middle East.

Damascus, March 29, 2008 – His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid arrived in Syria's capital Damascus Saturday early morning, kicking off his several-day state visit to the Middle-East country, where He will also participate in the 20th Arab Summit scheduled to be held from March 29-30.

Casablanca, March 28, 2008 --  To position the Kingdom of Morocco as the leading tourism destination, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid patronized Friday horse racing challenge that kicks start racing season in the Kingdom with the inaugural race of  the HRH Prince Moulay Rachid Grand Prix in Casablanca.

Rabat, March 28, 2008 -- Aligned with His efforts to back the sport tourism industry in Morocco, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid highlighted the Grand Prix of Morocco 2008 in Universal Trench organized by of the Royal Moroccan Federation for Hunting Shotgun Shooting.

Ksar Sghir, March 24, 2008- His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid continues to push for naval development as He formally launched the project of military navy port on the country's Mediterranean coast in the town of Ksar Sghir, which will be the first of its kind in the Kingdom.

Ksar Sghir,  March 24, 2008 – His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid hosted Monday a luncheon in honour of Forces Armées Royales (FAR) in Ksar Sghir, Morocco.

Rabat, March 23, 2008 --  To glorify His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid’s philosophy and vision for interfaith harmony and unity, We extend warmest greetings to all of you who celebrate Easter.

Fez, March 19, 2007 -- HRH Crown Prince Moulay Rachid performed Wednesday night the mass prayer on the occasion of birthday of the Prophet Muhammad.

Rabat, March 10, 2008 -- Continuing His efforts and active advocacy to expand the dialogues with international leaders, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid met Monday with Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

Rabat, March 3, 2008 – His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid met Monday with Kuwaiti Amir His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah in Rabat.

February

Tangier – Morocco, February 21, 2008 – Continuing to attract major competitions with a high international quality to the Kingdom of Morocco, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid is currently concentrating on the implementation of the upcoming FEDECAT World Championship, which is scheduled to take place on March 11th to 16th this year in Tangier’s prestigious club ‘le Diamand Vert’.

Rabat – Morocco, February 17, 2008 – Competition program of the Royal Golf Dar Es Salam unveiled. The Moroccan golf has shown encouraging progress over the past years under the wise leadership of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid who established the Kingdom of Morocco as one of the best golf countries in the world.

Rabat – Morocco, February 15, 2008 – One of the finest events of its kind is setting the stage for the fifteenth year of the Morocco Classic Rally “Road of the Heart” presided over by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid.

Rabat- Morocco, February 11, 2008 – The weekend of passion marked the 2008 Moroccan National Compak Sporting, which was organized under the Royal presidency of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid from February 8th to 10th 2008 at the ’LES CHENES DE TIR ET DE LOISIRS’ Club in Rabat.

Casablanca, February 10, 2008 – — His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Rachid underlined on Friday the need to support the advancement of women's issues in the media and raise their awareness about the production of literary materials. On the sidelines of the inauguration of 14th edition of International Book Fair in Casablanca and during His tour of exhibition, His Royal Highness visited the Editions le Fennec kiosk, a Moroccan small publishing house dedicated to encourage writing for women, by women, on women.

Casablanca – Morocco, February 8, 2008 -- On the periphery of his official inauguration of the 14th edition of the International Book Fair in Casablanca, the Crown Prince of Morocco, His Royal Highness Moulay Rachid paid a special visit to the wing of the Kuwaiti National Council for Culture, Arts and Literature, among others.

Casablanca – Morocco, February 7, 2008 –  As a part of mandate of promoting cross-cultural harmony, His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid, Heir Apparent to the Throne of Morocco, will chair the opening of International Book Fair in Casablanca dedicated to supporting for literacy programs and focus on other cultures.

Oukeimden – Morocco, February 1, 2008 - The most exciting skiing event of the Moroccan winter sports competition, the HRH Prince Moulay Rachid Trophy, has opened on Friday February 1st in Oukeimden and is the last season competition of the Royal Moroccan Skiing and Mountaineering Federation (RMSMF).

January

Rabat – Morocco, January 26, 2008 -- By acknowledging the important connection between sport, health, economic, social and cultural development, His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid laid out the Royal Moroccan Federation for Hunting Shotgun Shooting (RMFHSS) agenda for 2008.

Rabat – Morocco, January 20, 2008 – To continue to demonstrate His commitment to athlete performance and rewarding excellence, His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid, President of the Royal Moroccan Federation for Hunting Shotgun Shooting, unveiled the 2008 Moroccan National Compak Sporting, a shooting competition that will provide Moroccan athletes with performance awards nationwide.

Rabat – Morocco,  January 17, 2008 – After two successful years of partnership between Marrakech International Film Foundation and Euromed Audiovisual II Program by European Union (EU), His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid as a President of Marrakech International Film Foundation and EU are joining forces once again to sponsor a new project, the Harry Chapin Media Awards (HCMA).

Rabat – Morocco, January 15, 2008 – His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid is putting younger generation at the heart of his mission in a bid to save children future. As the Honorary President of the Grand Heart Association, His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid is dedicated to helping impoverished children with the heart diseases and their families and communities to reach full potential.

Oukaimeden – Morocco, January 14, 2008 – With a mission of introducing to the world opportunity in Morocco’s economic development, sports and tourism programs built around winter sports, His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid, the Honorary President of the Royal Moroccan Skiing and Mountaineering Federation (Fédération Royale Marocaine de Ski et Montagne - FRMSM), unveiled in early January the winter ski season.

Rissani – Morocco, January 12, 2008 -  Seeking to encourage the collaborative efforts between scientists, historians and scholars, His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid commenced the 15th edition of annual session in Moulay Ali Cherif University, carrying out research on the history and heritage of the Kingdom of Morocco during the reign of the Alaouite dynasty from 17th century to the present day.

Oukaimeden – Morocco, January 11, 2008 – Taking another step in ensuring the nation's developing ski racing, His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid, the Honorary President of the Royal Moroccan Skiing and Mountaineering Federation (Fédération Royale Marocaine de Ski et Montagne - FRMSM), unveiled the National Alpine Skiing Championship.

Rabat – Morocco, January 6, 2008 –  The Friendship Meting 2008, a scout event unique of its kind will be held from July 10th to 25th 2008 in four cities: Rabat, Fes, Sefrou and Safi.

Rabat – Morocco, January 4, 2008 – The Moroccan golf community has one more reason to celebrate, after the wining the Open ONDA by Mr. Fayçal Serghini. There is no doubt that this proud triumph for Moroccan golf is due to the inspiration and decisive efforts of His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid. Under the leadership of HRH Prince Moulay Rachid, Morocco is witnessing the fantastic development in the golf industry.

El Haouz Province, January 2, 2008 - His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid, who is the Honorary President of the Royal Moroccan Skiing and Mountaineering Federation (Fédération Royale Marocaine de Ski et Montagne - FRMSM), is pleased to announce the lineup for the FRMSM 2007-2008 season.