King of Morocco Boosts Diplomatic Momentum by Appointing New Ambassadors
King Mohammed VI, of Morocco, received on Tuesday at the Rabat Royal Palace, nineteen new ambassadors to be positioned in several capitals in Europe, Africa, Oceania, Asia, and Latin America.
The Sovereign handed the new ambassadors, among whom three women, their appointment dahirs, before they were sworn in before him.
Former finance and economy minister Mohamed Benchaaboun was thus appointed ambassador to France, in replacement of Chakib Benmoussa who is now Minister of Education.
Karim Medrek will be Morocco’s ambassador in Sweden and Latvia; Hassan Naciri, ambassador to Senegal, Gambia, Guinea Bissau and Cape Verde; Driss Isbayene, ambassador to Mali; Zakaria El Goumiri, ambassador to Tanzania and the Union of Comoros; Mohamed El Basri, ambassador to the Netherlands; Mohamed Sbihi, ambassador to Greece and to Cyprus; Abderrazzak Laassel, ambassador to Kenya and South Sudan.
During the same ceremony, the King appointed Mrs. Bouchra Boudchiche as ambassador to Panama. Mrs. Wissane Zailachi, ambassador to the Commonwealth of Australia, New Zealand, Tuvalu, Kiribati and Papua New Guinea; Ali Benaissa was named ambassador to Kuwait; Abderrahim Rahali, ambassador to Thailand; Hicham Dehane was named ambassador to the Dominican Republic and the Republic of Haiti; Abderrahim Mouziane, ambassador to Palestine; Issam Taib, ambassador to Guinea and Sierra Leone; while Hicham Elaloui will be positioned in Cuba.
Hakim Hajoui was named ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; Mrs. Nabila Freidji, ambassador to Norway and to Iceland; Mohamed Rachid Maaninou, ambassador to the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Republic of Tajikistan, the Republic of Turkmenistan and the Republic of Kirghizistan.
The audience took place in the presence of Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Abroad, Nasser Bourita, and the Chamberlain of His Majesty the King, Sidi Mohamed El Alaoui.