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King Juan Carlos on Official Visit to Morocco

  July 21, 2013 at 1:41 am by

July 15th-18th King Juan Carlos paid an official visit to the Kingdom of Morocco from July 15th until July 18th. This official visit was postponed earlier this year as the King was due for surgery and thus the visit was rescheduled. The King was greeted upon arrival at Rabat-Salé Airport by King Mohammed VI of Morocco, Crown Prince Moulay Hassan and Prince Moulay Rachid. The Spanish Monarch was later the … Continue reading

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Marriage of King Mohammed VI and Miss Salma Bennani

  March 23, 2012 at 12:26 am by

In 2002, Morroco’s King Mohammed VI married a 24-year-old Lalla Salma Bennani, a computer engineer with the ONA Group. The King broke royal tradition by publicly acknowledging his bride. For centuries, the monarchs of the Moroccan state – including the groom’s own father, King Hassan – kept their weddings a secret, and their brides in deep in the palace. They never designated queens, and referred to past royal wives as the … Continue reading

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Mohammed VI Appoints New Government

  January 6, 2012 at 1:04 am by

After days of suspense, Morocco has a new government. Negotiations came to an end on Tuesday between party leaders, Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane and the Palace, as  King Mohammed VI named a new government dominated by moderate Islamists, who won polls the monarch called early to abort Arab Spring-inspired protests. Prime Minister Benkirane, whose moderate Islamist Justice and Development Party (PJD) took the most seats in the elections, will lead … Continue reading

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King Mohammed VI gives Morocco his own Revolution

  March 12, 2011 at 3:24 am by

In a televised address on Wednesday, 47-year-old King Mohammed VI promised a package of constitutional reforms, including a democratically elected prime minister. Morocco’s new style of government would reflect “the will of the people through the ballot box,” the king said. The prime minister is currently an appointee of the King. Mohammed VI called on political parties, trade unions, youth groups and civil society groups to work with a committee … Continue reading

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Princess Lalla Khadija of Morocco Celebrates her 4th Birthday

  February 28, 2011 at 7:58 pm by

HRH Princess Lalla Khadija of Morocco, the second child and only daughter of King Mohammed and Princess Lalla Salma, celebrated her 4th birthday on February 28, 2011. To celebrate her birthday, a picture of the Princess, her parents and her older brother, Crown Prince Moulay Hassan, was released. If you wish to view a HQ version of the picture, follow the link on the right and scroll down. Back in … Continue reading

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Princess Lalla Hasna opens Conference on Sustainable Management of the Coast

  October 12, 2010 at 4:16 am by

Princess Lalla Hasna, President of the Mohammed VI Foundation for the Protection of the Environment, presided on Saturday in Tangiers over the opening ceremony of the International Conference on “Sustainable Management of the Coast: Role of Education and Awareness-raising.” In a royal message addressed to participants in this conference and read out by Lalla Hasna, King Mohammed VI paid tribute to Princess Lalla Hasna, who along with her Presidency of … Continue reading

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King Mohammed VI at the Millennium Development Goals Summit In New-york

  September 27, 2010 at 10:59 pm by

At the United Nations headquarters in New York, King Mohammed VI of Morocco attended the UN Summit Millennium Development Goals, in which the King underlined in an address on Monday before the summit Morocco’s engagement to realize the Millennium Development Goals. In this regard, King Mohammed VI recalled that, “to promote a global partnership based on solidarity Morocco has made human development and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals … Continue reading

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Prince Moulay Hassan Finshes his Second School Year

  June 22, 2010 at 2:31 am by

King Mohammed VI and Lalla Salma, accompanied by their daughter Lalla Khadija, attended in Rabat the graduation ceremony of the Prince Moulay Hassan at l’Ecole Princière (the Prince School) in the Royal Palace. The King, who come back to Rabat from Al Hoceima especially to attend his son’s end of year ceremony, listen proudly to the speech given by the little prince in which he reviewed the school year activities. … Continue reading

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Earth Day’s 40th Anniversary Celebration in Morocco

  April 24, 2010 at 11:27 am by

Earth Day, one of the trendiest international events, takes place in the Moroccan capital of Rabat from April 17 to 24. Hosting the 40th anniversary celebrations of Earth Day has been deemed a pride and joy among Moroccans especially because Rabat will be a premier African and Arab city and one of six world cities to lead celebrations for Earth Day celebrations.The other cities are: New York,Washington,Shanghai,Rome and Mumbai. On … Continue reading

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Morocco Royals Remember the Late Hassan II

  March 29, 2010 at 1:43 am by

On the occasion of the eleventh anniversary of the late King Hassan II’s death; King Mohammed VI, accompanied by Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan and his cousin Prince Moulay Ismail, attended on Friday in the Mohammed V mausoleum in Rabat a religious evening. On this occasion, verses of the Quran were proclaimed followed by panegyrics of the Prophet and prayers for the King. The Royal Family also stayed some time … Continue reading

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King Mohammed VI message to the first Morocco-EU summit

  March 8, 2010 at 9:21 pm by

King Mohammed VI has sent a message to the EU-Morocco Summit in which he reaffirms his country’s pro-European commitment and advocates moving towards “an exceptional association”. The sovereign is pleased about the advanced Statute agreed on with the EU but says that it is necessary to move towards an exceptional association “of legal, institutional and contractual scope.” “That prototype for increasing closeness between the two parties would further be positively … Continue reading

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Mohammed VI of Morocco sets up Advisory Committee on Regionalization

  January 5, 2010 at 7:48 pm by

King Mohammed VI chaired on Sunday at the Royal Palace in Marrakech the ceremony of setting up the Advisory Committee on Regionalization.The Committee, whose chairmanship was entrusted to Omar Azzimane, is composed of 21 members. Its mission is to propose a general conception of regionalization, while bearing in mind its relevant dimensions and the role of competent constitutional institutions in its implementation. The sovereign called on the Regionalization Advisory Committee, … Continue reading

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King Mohammed VI, Lalla Salma Receive Nicolas Sarkozy and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy

  December 29, 2009 at 10:08 pm by

Mohammed VI and his spouse, Lalla Salma, offered on Sunday a “family dinner” in honor of French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his spouse Carla Bruni at the royal residence in Marrakech. The dinner was attended by the King and Lalla Salma’s son, Crown Prince Moulay Hassan; the King brother’s Prince Moulay Rachid and his sister Princess Lalla Asmaa. Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla were invited by the King to … 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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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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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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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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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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