Communication minister, government spokesperson Mustapha El Khalfi held, on Wednesday in Washington, several meetings with officials from the US department of state on means to promote media cooperation.
El Khalfi met at the headquarters of the department of state US coordinator for international communications and information policy Daniel Sepulveda, the director of the department of state’s press and public diplomacy office Emilia Puma, acting principal deputy assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern affairs Richard Schmierer and Jennifer Larson, spokesperson in charge of Near Eastern affairs.
El Khalfi discussed with the officials the media cooperation program which falls within the framework of the Morocco-USA strategic dialogue which culminated with the official working visit by HM King Mohammed VI to Washington last November.
The Moroccan minister held, earlier in the day, a meeting with vice president of the International Center for Journalists Patrick Butler on the center’s expertize in terms of training and supervising reporters, as well as on means to foster cooperation in the sector of communication, radio and television.
El Khalfi also met with president of the Federal Communications Commission Ajit Pai.
The meetings were attended by Morocco’s ambassador to the USA Rachad Bouhlal.