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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation, and Moroccan Expatriates was created by the Dahir n°1-56-097 du 14 Ramadan 1375 (26 April 1956), 4 months after the formation of the government of M’barek Bekkay, first Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Morocco. On April the 5th, 2017, His Majesty King Mohammed VI, may God Assist Him, appointed Mr. Nasser Bourita to head this Department.
In accordance with edict n ° 2.11.428 of 7 chaoual 1432 (September 6, 2011) fixing the attributions and the organization of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Expatriates (MAECMRE), it is his responsivity to conduct diplomatic action, ensure the development of international cooperation and the coordination of all external relations and ensure their adequacy to the foreign policy of the Kingdom.
This same edict attributes to the Ministry the mission of ensuring the protection of Moroccan expatriates, Moroccan interests and properties abroad, as well as facilitating the development of their activities. The Ministry is also in charge of refugees and stateless persons residing on the national territory.
It is in this perspective that the women and men constituting the Moroccan diplomatic and consular corps have always shown dedication in the defense of the Kingdom's interests, its territorial integrity, and its influence while being at the service of the Moroccans all over the World. The Moroccan diplomatic network now includes 104 diplomatic representations and 57 consular posts around the world.