Kingdom of Morocco celebrates the 19th anniversary of His Majesty King Mohammed the VI’s accession to the Throne.
The celebration is a renewed opportunity to illustrate the strong symbiosis between the Moroccan people and the throne.
It demonstrates the renewal for the act of Allegiance between the Moroccan people and the Alaouite throne.
Furthermore, the Throne day represents a moment of great importance in the Nation’s life to highlight the valuable gains made during the last years and aspires to more achievements to build a modern and prosperous country, under the ruling of His Majesty the King Mohammed VI, the glorious symbol of the country’s unity.
Since the enthronement of His Majesty the King Mohammed VI on the July 30, 1999 and thanks to its numerous courageous and bold initiatives, Morocco faced major changes, has implemented numerous economic and social projects, has accomplished important achievements and has engaged in a process of profound political reforms according to an inclusive approach placing the dignity and the fulfillment of the Moroccan citizen in the heart of its concerns.
These reforms have been carried mainly out of the political, economic, social, religious, justice and human rights fields, notably the creation of the Instance of equity and reconciliation in the field of transitional justice, the reform of the justice and the reinforcement of its independence, the consolidation of the human rights and the adoption of the new Constitution in 2011 that constituted an important advance in the political and social life and has permitted the consecration of the values of democracy, citizenship and human rights.
Great advances in road infrastructure, highway, railway, port and airport were achieved, which promoted economic exchanges, reduced regional disparities and contributed to the creation of work places.
As one of the four most ecological countries in the world, the Moroccan leadership in the environmental field has been materialized by the Kingdom’s commitment to produce 52% of its electricity from green energies by 2030.
In this perspective, Morocco has put in place a major energy plan, composed of several renewable energy production projects, such as the solar power plant “NOOR”, the largest solar project in the world, and the wind farm of the city of “Tarfaya” in the south of Morocco, which is the largest in Africa.
The Kingdom of Morocco has successfully organized and chaired the 22nd Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change “COP22”, in 2016.
His Majesty the King Mohammed VI, who was appointed by the African Union leader on the issue of migration, submitted to the pan-African organization the “African Agenda on Migration,” a non-binding document permeated by a co-development approach and containing ideas, proposals and thoughts shared by official institutions, civil society organizations and researchers from Africa to address migration challenges.
His Majesty Mohammed VI, King of Morocco paid an official visit to Kigali from 18 to 23 October 2016 at the invitation of His Excellency Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda.
This official visit was the culmination of positive developments in bilateral relations between the two countries over the past few years, during which His Excellency President Paul Kagame had travelled to Casablanca from 20 to 21 June 2016.
It is also a sign of the coming together of the visions of the two Heads of State to strengthen ties between their two countries and foster regional integration and the revival of the African continent.
During this visit, 23 bilateral agreements were signed between different entities from Rwanda and Morocco, a move that has been billed as a major boost to the bilateral cooperation between the two countries. These agreements cover diverse areas spanning policy consultations, airline services, security cooperation, fiscal cooperation, investment protection, finance, housing, insurance, technology and development of economic zones.
At the regional and international levels, Morocco has been able over the years to build strong diplomatic relations with African brother states, particularly those south of the Sahara.
These relations which are based on an unshakable historical foundation, have permitted the establishment of secular links between Morocco and African countries covering the social, commercial, cultural, intellectual and spiritual dimensions.
An overall strategy of economic co-development has been initiated by Morocco, which intends to put its action in the long term with a view to sustainable development for the benefit of the African peoples and for the economic emergence of this continent.
Today, under the reign of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, Morocco’s African orientation took on a new dimension by registering as part of a long-term vision that builds on the virtues of South/South cooperation and the central role of human development in the establishment of fair, balanced and equitable economic relations.
The various official visits and the royal tours in Africa show the sincere commitment of Morocco to the continent.
A commitment that now covers all areas, including political, economic, social, cultural and spiritual ones.
The choice of African integration for Morocco comes in logical harmony with the current reconfiguration of the global economy, characterized by economic catch-up in emerging countries and the trend towards a multipolar world system where our continent is called to position itself as a new global growth pole.
The economic performance achieved over the last decade and the good prospects for the future call for understanding the full extent of the on-going dynamics of emergence that rest on solid foundations and on a remarkable resilience in the face of the international economic and financial crisis.
In this regard, the economic strategy developed by Morocco towards the African continent aims to position the country as a regional hub, serving the codevelopment in various key areas for our common future (food security, infrastructure, banking and financial inclusion, renewable energy, green growth).
Morocco’s efforts in favour of Africa’s development were crowned by its return to the African Union in January 2017.
This triumphant return reflects a Moroccan vision in which South- South cooperation is the watchword.
It is a beautiful day when one returns home after too long of an absence,” His Majesty the King Mohammed VI (AU summit, Addis Ababa January 2017).
Since the first exchange of official visits between our two head of States, The Kingdom of Morocco and the Republic of Rwanda have happily enjoyed friendly and substantial bilateral relations, based on common vision, mutual understanding and respect.
During this period, Morocco and Rwanda have already successfully laid a solid foundation for further development of constructive partnership in different areas of common interest, for the mutual benefit of the two friendly people.
Personally, upon entering Kigali for the first time I was pleasantly surprised by the city’s cleanliness the hospitality of the Rwandans and advanced urban development. Rwanda is gradually becoming a hub for innovation, entrepreneurship, social reform and international trade. Over the coming years I expect further growth and development from the country of a thousand hills and a million smiles. (End)