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Lalla Salma Chairs Ceremonies In Honor of Morocco’s National Day to Fight Cancer

  November 23, 2009 at 6:03 pm by

Lalla Salma, along with Jordanian Princesses Ghida Talal and Dina Mired, presided over several ceremonies during Morocco’s National Day to Fight Cancer. Among the events was the signing of a partnership agreement between Morocco’s Anti-Cancer Association (ALSC), and the Vaudois University Hosptial Center. According to an article in the Agence Maghreb Arabe Presse, the agreement will create training, internships, expertise, and will facilitate research in the field of cancer. Lalla … Continue reading

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Princess Lalla Asma opens the Diplomatic Club Charity Bazaar

  November 22, 2009 at 10:18 pm by

Princess Lalla Asma, sister of King Mohammed VI, chaired on Saturday the opening ceremony of the Charity Bazaar of Rabat’s Diplomatic Club, organized by the spouses of ambassadors accredited to Morocco under the patronage of King Mohammed VI. The Princess visited various stands of the bazaar. On this occasion Mrs Humera Mahmood President of the Diplomatic Club and spouse of Pakistan’s Ambassador paid glowing tribute to Princess Lalla Asma for … Continue reading

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Morocco Royals visit the Founder of the Alawite Dynasty’s Tomb

  November 16, 2009 at 12:09 am by

King Mohammed VI, accompanied by his son, Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan, and his brother, Prince Moulay Rachid, visited on Friday in Rissani (Errachidia province) the Moulay Ali Cherif Mausoleum and spent some time in silent contemplation at the tomb of the founder of the Alawite dynasty. The Mausoleum of Moulay Ali Sharif is one of the most beautiful historic monuments of the region Tafilalet. The shrine includes besides the … Continue reading

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Princess Lalla Hasna attends the ’2009 Clean Beaches’ Trophy Awards Ceremony

  November 11, 2009 at 2:06 am by

Princess Lalla Hasna, sister of King Mohammed VI and Chairwoman of the Mohammed VI Foundation for the Protection of the Environment, presided on Sunday over the ’2009 Clean Beaches’ Trophy Awards Ceremony. During this ceremony,which marks the 10th anniversary of “Clean Beaches” programme, Princess Lalla Hasnaa read a message addressed by HM King Mohammed VI, in which the Sovereign praised the work carried out by the Foundation. On the same … Continue reading

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Lalla Salma Participates in Medicines For Low-Income Patients Program

  November 7, 2009 at 7:06 pm by

Last Wednesday, Princess Lalla Salma of Morocco served as the chairperson for the first event of the “Medicines for Low-Income Patients Program” in Casablanca. The Princess devotes a lot of time and energy to supporting cancer research. She also serves as the head of the Anti-Cancer Association of Morocco (ASLC). According to an article from Agence Maghreb Arabe Presse, the program provides medical check-ups, chemotherapy, and other medicines to people … Continue reading

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King Mohammed VI met Hilary Clinton

  November 6, 2009 at 3:43 am by

King Mohammed VI, accompanied by his brother Prince Moulay Rachid, received on Monday in the southern city of Ouarzazate the U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. During this audience the King hailed the traditional strategic partnership between the two friendly countries strengthened since the mid-nineties and marked in particular by a regular diversified political dialogue structured economic ties and reinforced cooperation to promote regional peace and security. The Monarch also … Continue reading

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Princess Lalla Salma Allies with Roche for the Fight Against Cancer in Morocco

  November 1, 2009 at 4:35 am by

Princess Lalla Salma, chairwoman of the Lalla Salma Association to Fight Cancer(the ALSC), presided on Friday in Rabat over the signing of a protocol of agreement between the Association and “Roche Morocco” Laboratory. The agreement will enable low-income patients with cancer to benefit from the most innovative medicines in oncology, under this agreement the ALSC offers through public cancer centres anti-cancer medicines to poor patients who have no access to … Continue reading

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Princess Lalla Hasna opens the 1st Arab Women Investors International Congress

  October 29, 2009 at 9:03 pm by

Princess Lalla Hasna, the sister of HM King Mohammed VI, opened on Wednesday in Skhirat (south of Rabat) the first International Congress of Arab Women Investors (28-30 October). Addressing the Congress the princess stressed the importance of education and training for young girls in order to foster women entrepreneurial culture. She insisted on the need to enable girls, especially in rural areas, to go to school and to encourage them … Continue reading

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King Mohammed VI receives Mahmoud Abbas in Casablanca

  October 27, 2009 at 10:18 pm by

King Mohammed VI of Morocco received on Monday the President of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas,to discuss a number of political issues in particular the situation in Palestinian territories. In a statement to the media, the Palestinian president stressed the importance the Sovereign attaches to the Holy city of Al Quds Al Sharif in his capacity as chairman of Al Quds Committee offshoot of the Organization of IslamicConference (OIC) which … Continue reading

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Lalla Salma Meets With the President of Argentina

  October 18, 2009 at 1:09 am by

Last Friday, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, President of Argentina, met with Lalla Salma at the royal palace in Morocco. It was a quick and private meeting, lasting only an hour. Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner was on her way back to Buenos Aires when she made the stop in Morocco. She had been on an official visit to India. Lalla Salma requested the meeting. She was very interested in learning about … Continue reading

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Prince Moulay Rachid Hospitalized

  October 12, 2009 at 12:33 am by

Prince Moulay Rachid, the brother of Morocco’s King Mohammed VI, has been admitted to hospital in Paris after falling ill on an aeroplane flying from Casablanca to Paris. In a statement from Morocco’s Ministry of Royal Household, Protocol and Chancellery, it was reported on Saturday that the Prince was admitted to a Paris hospital for “the necessary medical examinations” and that his condition was “stable and not giving rise to … Continue reading

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King Mohammed VI Officially Opens Moroccan Parliament

  October 10, 2009 at 3:56 pm by

Last Friday, King Mohammed VI officially opened the Moroccan Parliament. He began by addressing both houses of Parliament. In his speech, the King called for the creation of an economic and social council that would serve in an advisory role to the legislature and also to the executive branch of the Moroccan government. According to an article in Agence Maghreb Arabe Presse, the King stated that the council should be … Continue reading

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Wedding of Prince Moulay Ismail of Morocco

  September 29, 2009 at 7:41 am by

Prince Moulay Ismail of Morocco celebrated on Saturday, along with the royal Family, his marriage to Miss Anissa Lehmkuhl. Festivities started on Friday with the traditional marriage ceremony at the Royal Place of Rabat in the presence of King Mohammed VI, the Royal Family and the bride’s family. This was followed by a private party hosted by the King and his wife, Lalla Salma, in their private residence, Dar Essalam. … Continue reading

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The Ambassador Princess

  September 14, 2009 at 7:53 pm by

Chrifa Lalla Joumala Alouin, cousin of King Mohammed VI of Morocco, joined the diplomatic circle when she was appointed by the King in January 2009 as the Moroccan Ambassador to the UK and Northern Ireland. Lalla Joumala was born in 1962. She first studied at a French-speaking school in Morocco, then went on to study politics and history at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. Growing up … Continue reading

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King Mohammed VI Officially Opens Female Student House and Training Center

  September 12, 2009 at 11:50 am by

Last Friday, King Mohammed VI celebrated the opening of a new female student house and training center in Marrakech. The new facility cost around 4.55 million dirhams. It was financed by the Mohammed V Foundation for Solidarity and the MAMDA-MCMA Construction Foundation, according to an article in the Agence Maghreb Arabe Presse. Dar Attaliba, the student house, provides courses and accommodation for young women from poor rural areas. It was … Continue reading

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King Mohammed VI Presides Over Ramadan Lectures

  September 9, 2009 at 4:45 pm by

King Mohammed VI chaired a lecture on the subject of faith and health last Tuesday. In Morocco, lectures on various topics related to Islam are given during the holy month of Ramadan. It has become a tradition that has been upheld by the Moroccan royal family, with the king presiding over the lectures. This year, King Mohammed’s presence at the lectures is even more special, due to the fact that … Continue reading

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Morocco’s King asked to rest after digestive infection

  August 28, 2009 at 8:53 am by

Morocco’s King Mohammed VI has been given orders by his doctor to rest for 5 days because of a rotavirus infection, which is casued in the stomach which causes digestive problems as well as dehydartion. “His Majesty King Mohammed VI, may God assist him, suffers from an infection with digestive signs and an acute dehydration which has compelled him to rest for five days,” Abdelaziz Maaouni, the King’s private doctor … Continue reading

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10 years as King for Mohammed VI

  August 1, 2009 at 6:34 am by

King Mohammed VI, who is 45 years old, has been King of Morocco for the past 10 years, after his father passed away in 1999 after ruling for 38 years. To mark the anniversary of taking power, traditional ceremonies as well as parties and concerts took place all over the country. Marching bands and firework displays where the start of the four day celebration. King Mohammed VI had given a … Continue reading

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King of Morocco recognizes the Holocaust

  July 29, 2009 at 5:11 am by

The 45 year old King of Morocco, Mohammed VI, has formally admitted the Holocaust. King Mohammed declared the Nazi genocide of the Jews “one of the most tragic chapters of modern history” a few days after Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Iranian President, denied it had ever occurred. King Mohammed VI announced his support of the Aladdin Project, which is a Paris-based program run by the Foundation for the Memory of the … Continue reading

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Royals among the world’s 50 most influential Arabs

  July 17, 2009 at 1:49 pm by

Selecting the most influential people in the Middle East wasn’t easy, but so to were people from around the world approached and asked to name five people and explain in a couple of sentences why they chose them. The list isn’t about the rich or powerful, but about who has an influence. Making the list were Queen Rania of Jordan, who campaigns for children’s and women’s rights around the world; … Continue reading

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