Morocco, USA Enhance Strategic Partnership to Advance Women's Economic Empowerment, Joint Statement

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Advisor Trump and CEO Cairncross reiterated "the U.S. appreciation to the leadership of His Majesty King Mohammed VI" and “commended the reform process undertaken by His Majesty King Mohammed VI during the past twenty years, especially on the issue of advancing women's rights and promoting their economic empowerment”, wrote a joint statement issued following the working visit by Trump to the Kingdom.

The US delegation made field visits and met with the Head of the Government, Saad Dine El Otmani, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, African Affairs, and Moroccans Living Abroad, Nasser Bourita.

The visit of the US high-level delegation enabled to reaffirm the willingness of the two countries “to work closely together to enhance their strategic partnership to advance women's economic empowerment and entrepreneurship”, the same source added.

It was an opportunity “to discuss ways to deepen bilateral partnership » between the kingdom of Morocco and the United States as well as “strategies to advance women’s economic empowerment through the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative (W-GDP),” which aims to promote the economic empowerment of women around the world, it noted.

The parties agreed to work together to “support the development of a National Land Strategy in a manner to further women’s participation in the economy through their improved access to land in Morocco”.

In addition, during this visit, the United States announced, in partnership with the Government of Morocco, the selection of grant recipients for the Results Based Financing Jobs Fund. The Fund, supported by the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the Ministry of Employment and Vocational integration, the Ministry of Economy, Finance and Administration Reform and the National Agency for the Promotion of Employment (ANAPEC), and administered through the Millennium Challenge Account - Morocco, uses an innovative results-based approach for supporting providers of job training and placement services for out-of work Moroccan women.

The Millennium Challenge Corporation will, together with the Millennium Challenge Account — Morocco and the Ministry of Education, implement a Women in Science (WiSci) camp, supported by Google and Intel, next summer in Morocco, according to the joint statement.