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USAID and Morocco Announce New Development Cooperation Strategy

USAID and Morocco Announce New Development Cooperation Strategy

Dr. Rajiv Shah, the administrator of the U.S. ...

Dr. Rajiv Shah, the administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), attends Archbishop Joseph Serge Miot’s funeral, of Notre-Dame de l’Assomption cathedral in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Jan. 23, 2010. The Department of Defense and USAID are conducting relief operations in the area after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti Jan. 12, 2010. VIRIN: 100123-F-3715H-016 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Government of Morocco signed a Memorandum of Understanding to launch USAID’s new Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) for Morocco.   This CDCS will serve the common interest of promoting sustainable development in Morocco. Morocco’s Minister of Economy and Finance, Mohamed Boussaid and the Ambassador of Morocco to the U.S., Rachad Bouhlal joined USAID Associate Administrator Mark Feierstein and senior leadership from the U.S. Government and Moroccan-American community for the signing reception.

“The Government of Morocco has laid out an ambitious agenda of political, economic, and social reforms, which will advance stability and security throughout the country,” said Associate Administrator Feierstein. “USAID is dedicated to continuing our longstanding partnership with the Moroccan Government, civil society, and the private sector to respond to the needs of Moroccan citizens and advance the country’s peaceful progress towards those important reforms.”

USAID’s new CDCS, developed in close collaboration between the two governments, is a five-year plan designed to support Morocco’s efforts to enhance the employability of its youth, increase its citizens’ participation in governance, and improve the quality of primary education.

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For more information about USAID and its programs, please visit www.usaid.gov

Press Contact: USAID Press Office

Email: USAIDPressOfficers@usaid.gov

The American people, through the U.S. Agency for International Development, have provided economic and humanitarian assistance worldwide for over 50 years.

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Ray Hanania is an award winning Palestinian American columnist. Named "Best Ethnic American Columnist" for 2006/07 by the New America Media. He is the recipient of four Lisagor Awards from the Chicago Headline Club and the 2009 Sigma Delta Chi Award for column writing from the Society of Professional Journalists. Visit his website at www.TheDailyHookah.com. Find his podcasts on iTunes and on Vimeo.

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