Daily press review for this Saturday, December 31, 2022 | Hespress French

Here are the main titles developed by the national press for this Saturday, December 31, 2022

The morning

• The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Residing Abroad processed around 70,000 applications to obtain an electronic visa (e-visa) in six months, revealed the Minister Delegate in charge of Relations with Parliament , government spokesman, Mustapha Baïtas. In response to questions from journalists, during the press briefing held after the Council of Government, on the subject of the decision to allow new countries to benefit from the “e-visa”, Baitas explained that the electronic visa helped increase the number of visitors to the Kingdom.

• The Ministry of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Innovation has joined the DATA-TIKA program of the National Commission for the Control of Personal Data Protection (CNDP). Set up by the CNDP in July 2020, the DATA-TIKA program aims to proactively protect Moroccan citizens within the digital ecosystem and to strengthen personal data protection measures.


• The Council of Government decided to extend the duration of the effect of the state of health emergency throughout the national territory until January 31, 2023. During a press briefing held at the end of the Council, the Minister Delegate in charge of Relations with Parliament, government spokesperson, Mustapha Baitas, indicated that the Council adopted draft decree n°2.22.1045, presented by the Minister of the Interior, Abdelouafi Laftit, extending the duration of effect of the state of health emergency throughout the national territory.

• “Documentary, a cinema otherwise” is the theme of a round table organized at the Higher Institute of Audiovisual and Cinema Professions (ISMAC) in Rabat, as part of the first edition of the documentary “Rabat Doc Week”. This meeting, which brought together several experts in the cinematographic field, was an opportunity to discuss the new challenges posed by documentary film, as well as the main issues related to this cinematographic genre. Speaking during this meeting, the writer and critic Adel Sammar recalled the characteristics of the creative documentary film, which allows the director to have greater freedom of expression, with the possibility of expressing his personal opinion while relating the facts.

Rissalat Al Oumma

• Morocco and Spain wrote a new page in the history of their relations in 2022. Strengthened by a multidimensional partnership, the two countries, based on many common interests, have laid the foundations for a future-oriented relationship. The firm will of Rabat and Madrid to give their relationship a more global, more solid and more complementary dimension has broken down all barriers. Despite the difficulties, Morocco and Spain have always shown their determination to establish an exemplary relationship, with a view to responding jointly to current challenges, but also to guaranteeing a prosperous future worthy of two friendly and neighboring peoples.

• The year 2022 was marked by the continued momentum of strengthening the presence of the Kingdom of Morocco within international organizations, as evidenced by the continuous level of performance of Moroccan candidates and the qualitative breakthroughs in terms of new mandates. Thus, 51 Moroccan applications were successful in 2022, compared to 43 applications in 2021, an increase of 20%, reflecting the sustainability of the dynamic initiated by the Kingdom to strengthen its presence within international organizations.

Al Massae

• The Minister Delegate in charge of Relations with Parliament, government spokesman, Mustapha Baïtas affirmed that the receipts of the tourism sector for the year 2022 recorded an increase of 120% compared to 2019. a strong recovery after the opening of the borders in comparison with the year 2019″, indicated Baïtas during a press briefing held at the end of the Council of the government, specifying that the receipts increased by 120% between 2019 and 2022.

• Firm decisions will be taken against anyone involved in the case of distributing tickets for the Qatar 2022 World Cup to Moroccan fans, said Thursday in Rabat, the president of the Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF), Fouzi Lekjaa. Speaking at a joint press conference with the Minister Delegate in charge of Relations with Parliament, government spokesperson, Mustapha Baitas, held at the end of the Government Council, Lekjââ affirmed that “firm and categorical will be taken at the next meeting of the FRMF Steering Committee, scheduled for January 16th.

Al Ittihad Al Ichtiraki

• “Transfers from Moroccans living abroad would increase by 12.9% to 105.8 billion dirhams in 2022, would decline by 4% to 101.5 billion in 2023, due in particular to the deterioration of economic conditions in the countries of reception, then would go up reaching nearly 104 billion dirhams in 2024″, indicates Bank Al-Maghrib (BAM) in a press release published Tuesday after the 4th and last quarterly meeting, for the year 2022.

• The year 2022 was marked by the signing of the memorandum of understanding between the government and the OCP group relating to the new green investment program of the OCP group (2023-2027). This new program, which will consolidate OCP’s global position, provides for an overall investment of around 130 billion dirhams (MMDH) over the period 2023-2027, the achievement of a local integration rate of 70%, support for 600 Moroccan industrial companies and the creation of 25,000 direct and indirect jobs.

Assahra Almaghribia

• The Mohammed VI Fund for Investment held the first meeting of its board of directors in Rabat under the chairmanship of the Minister of Economy and Finance, Nadia Fettah. During this Board meeting, an audit committee and a strategy and investment committee were created, pursuant to the provisions of article 8 of law n°76-20. establishing the Fund. Mohamed Benchaaboun, appointed on October 18, 2022 by King Mohammed VI, as Managing Director of the Fund, presented during this 1st board of directors, the organizational model of the Fund and its main rules of governance, indicates the Ministry of Finance. ‘Economy and Finance in a press release.

• The closing of the national accounts for the third quarter (Q3) 2022 shows a marked slowdown in the growth of the national economy, standing at 1.6% instead of 8.7% during the same quarter of the previous year , indicates the High Commission for Planning (HCP). Non-agricultural activities posted an increase of 3.6% and those of the agricultural sector a drop of 15.1%, specifies the HCP which has just published an information note on the national economic situation in the third quarter of 2022.

Daily press review for this Saturday, December 31, 2022 | Hespress French