Morocco appoints new ambassadors to France, EU

King Mohammed VI appointed Mohammed Benchaaboun as Ambassador to France and Youssef Lamrani as Ambassador to the European Union.

The decision was announced in a statement following a ministerial council chaired by King Mohammed VI in Fez.

Benchaaboun served as a CEO of BCP bank, one of Morocco’s largest lenders, and in 2018 Benchaaboun was appointed finance minister.

He stood out by his leadership and well-thought actions during the Covid-19 pandemic as his department came to the fore as one of the best performing ministries in mitigating, containing the pandemic repercussions and preparing ground for a bounce back.

Amrani is an insider of Morocco’s foreign ministry. He served as Secretary General of the ministry and was appointed ambassador to Pretoria.

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