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Celebration of the 20th anniversary of the enthronement of His Majesty the King in Australia


The Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco in Australia celebrated, in a colourful and joyful ceremony, the 20th anniversary of the enthronement of His Majesty Mohammed VI, King of Morocco.

This Ceremony which has taken place at the historical Albert Hall of Canberra witnessed the attendance of more than 300 guests, including members of the Federal Parliament, Representatives of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Members of the ACT Legislative Assembly, Presidents of Universities and Think Tanks as well as the members of the Moroccan community residing in the region.

The Ambassador of His Majesty the King, Mr. Karim Medrek delivered a speech in which he recalled the various achievements concretized in Morocco under the leadership of His Majesty King Mohammed VI. In this regard, he noted that thanks to highly relevant political and strategic choices, the branding name of Morocco is more than ever rising in a world of global competition.

Mr. Medrek undelined the major reforms introduced in a number of fields since the enthronement of HM the King in 1999, notably on the political, social and economic levels. In this respect, he considered that Morocco is relying on its youth, providing it every opportunity to flourish and contribute to the construction of Morocco’s present and future as well as on women acceding, with merit, to new professions and acting with autonomy.

The Ambassador of HM Majesty the King devoted part of his speech to shed lights on some of the most remarkable projects launched in Morocco this year, which in line with the Royal vision adopted all over the last decades, reflected Morocco’s excellence.

In this sense, he tackled the advance of the Kingdom in terms of infrastructures with the inauguration of the first High Speed Train in Africa, the extension of the Tanger Med Port, which has become the largest in the Mediterranean region, in addition to the launching of the 2nd Moroccan observation satellite by Ariane Space or the increase of productivity in the automotive sector and the solar energy, two basic and futuristic pillars for Morocco’s economy.

Mr. Medrek seized this occasion to tackle the most important achievements of Morocco in terms of Foreign Policy and the Kingdom’s commitment to a number of global issues, such as the fight against terrorism and climate change and he highlights Morocco’s international role in inter-faith dialogue.

The Ambassador recalled that the African policy of the Kingdom was meant, designed and initiated by King Mohammed VI, who made of it, a fundamental axis of Morocco's foreign policy.

He also stressed the importance of South-South Cooperation to which the Sovereign attaches a great importance as illustrated through His more than 50 official visits in Africa since his enthronement two decades ago.

Concerning Morocco’s relations with Australia, the Ambassador stressed that after highlighting the great potential to explore in terms of these bilateral ties, he sees that results start to be achieved promptly and rapprochement being concretized through the various exchange of visits between official of both countries.

In this regard, he mentioned that this comes in light of the excellent momentum following the visit of the President of the House of Representatives to Canberra, the visit of the Minister of Agriculture to Australia, the Australian Parliamentary visit to Morocco, the trade Mission of the Australian-Arab Chamber of Commerce and Industry to Morocco, the academic exchange between Moroccan and Australian Universities as well as cooperation in the cultural field.

In the framework of this celebration, the Ambassador saluted the presence of Moroccan fellow-citizens coming from around Australia and congratulated them for their significant representation of their mother land, underlying the necessity to keep working hand in hand for reaching important goals together.

Moreover, this celebration has been marked by the outstanding performance of the band of the Royal Military College Duntroon who overwhelmed the attendees by playing the Moroccan anthem as well as some classical and modern Moroccan songs.