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U.S.-Morocco Memorandum of Conversation of January 8, 2000

January 8, 2000


 Memorandum of Consultation

Delegations representing and the United States of America and the Kingdom of Morocco met in Rabat , Morocco on June 7-8, 2000, at request of the United States, to discuss the bilateral aviation relationship. The discussions were conducted in a positive and friendl y atmosphere. Members of the two delegations are listed Attachment A to this Memorandum.

The U.S. delegation explain detail the operation of the Open Skies agreements it has concluded with forty-six of its aviation partners. The delegation of Morocco indicated its desire that the agreement include transitional provisions to allow time for Morocco to prepare for the various operations consistent with full Open Skies.

The two delegations agreed the conclusion of a bilateral Open Skies agreement wou;d strengthen the economic relationship between the Kingdom of Morocco and the United States and enhance bilateral aviation links and tourism.

The two delegations further agreed to a second round of discussions in Washington by October 2000, to continue negotiation of an Open Skies agreement.

For Delegation of the United States of America: Thomas J. White

 For the Delegation of Kingdom of Morocco: Mohamed Mourid

Rabat, Morocco

June 8, 2000


Attachment A

U.S.-Morocco Open Skies Negotiations

June 7-8, 2000 Rabat, Morocco

U.S. Delegation

Thomas J. White, Head of Delegation
Special Negotiator and Director
Office of Aviation Negotiations
US. Department of State

 Edward Oppler
Deputy Director
Office of International Aviation
US. Department ofTransportation

Jonathan Bemis
Office of Aviation Negotiations
US. Department of State

Christopher Tourtellot
Office of the General Counsel
US. Department of Transportation

Peter Haas
US. Embassy

Steven Ross
Air Transport Association

Chris Gammill
Continental Airlines

John Moloney
Delta Air Lines

Cecilia Bethke
Northwest Airlines

Oracio Marquez
United Airlines


JUNE 7-8, 2000

Rabat, Morocco

Moroccan delegation

Mohamed Moufid
Directeur de I' Administration de I' Air
Ministere du Transport et de la Marine Marchande

Abdelwahab Yaalaoui
Directeur de I' Aeronautique Civile
Ministere du Transport et de la Marine Marchande

Mohamed Mokhtar Benomar
Chefde la Division des Transports Aeriens
Direction de I' Aeronautique Civile
Ministere du Transport et de la Marine Marchande

Lamya Bassime
Chef du Service des Negociations Internationales
Direction de l' Aeronautique Civile
Ministere du Transport et de la Marine Marchande

Abdelaziz Ismalli Alaoui
Ministere des Mfaires Etrangeres et de la Cooperation

Hamid Benbrahim EI Andaloussi
Directeur Strategie et Relations Internationales
Royal Air Maroc

Hassan Hihi
Directeur Programmes
Royal Air Maroc

Abderrahman Brahimi
Chef de Division Developpement Reseaux
Direction Programmes
Royal Air Maroc

Mustapha Benkirane
Directeur Pole Clients AMN
Royal Air Maroc -New York


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