Search

 

Cablegate: Moroccan Marine Scientific Research Authorization

VZCZCXYZ0016
RR RUEHWEB

DE RUEHRB #0933 3291442
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 251442Z NOV 09
FM AMEMBASSY RABAT
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 0857
INFO RUEHCL/AMCONSUL CASABLANCA 4769

UNCLAS RABAT 000933

SIPDIS

DEPT FOR OES/OPA

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EWWT TPHY KRVC MO
SUBJECT: MOROCCAN MARINE SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH AUTHORIZATION
PROCEDURES

REF: STATE 101996

REQUESTING MARINE SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
-------------------------------------

1. (U) The Division of Legal Affairs of the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs and Cooperation (MFA) is responsible for
granting authorization to conduct marine scientific research
for foreign vessels. The MFA has no formal written
procedures or deadlines for requests. However, Chief of the
Division of Legal Affairs Abdelkarim Benselam told EconOff
that the MFA prefers to receive requests in the form of a
diplomatic note from the Embassy including the names of the
persons and institutions requesting authorization, the
technical details of the intended research, and the exact
dates for the proposed activity. The MFA will then consult
with other agencies including the Ministry of Interior, the
National Defense Administration, and the Department of
Maritime Fisheries, before responding through the Embassy.
Although the MFA does not set a minimum time for requests,
Benselam stated that two to three months of advance notice is
usually required to complete consultations and provide a
clearance.

EMBASSY POINT OF CONTACT
------------------------

2. (U) The Embassy Point of Contact for managing requests
for marine scientific research authorizations is Economic
Officer Jai L. Nair (SBU e-mail: NairJL@state.gov, Phone:
212-537-76-22-65). His tour of duty is anticipated to end in
July 2011.


*****************************************
Visit Embassy Rabat's Classified Website;
http://www.intelink.sgov.gov/wiki/Portal:Moro cco
*****************************************

JACKSON

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
World Headlines

 

OECD: COVID-19 Crisis Puts Migration And Progress On Integration At Risk, Says

Watch the live webcast of the press conference Migration flows have increased over the past decade and some progress has been made to improve the integration of immigrants in the host countries. But some of these gains may be erased by the COVID-19 pandemic ... More>>


Pacific Media Watch: How Pacific Environmental Defenders Are Coping With The Covid Pandemic

SPECIAL REPORT: By Sri Krishnamurthi of Pacific Media Watch Pacific Climate Warriors - creative action to trigger better responses to climate crisis. Image: ... More>>

Reporters Without Borders: Julian Assange’s Extradition Hearing Marred By Barriers To Open Justice

After monitoring four weeks of evidence in the US extradition proceedings against Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reiterates concern regarding the targeting of Assange for his contributions to journalism, and calls ... More>>

OHCHR: Stranded Migrants Need Safe And Dignified Return – UN Migrant Workers Committee

The UN Committee on Migrant Workers has today called on governments to take immediate action to address the inhumane conditions of migrant workers who are stranded in detention camps and ensure they can have an orderly, safe and dignified return to ... More>>