King Mohammed VI chaired today in Fez the inauguration ceremony of Morocco’s newly formed government.
The monarch received members of the new government, including 24 ministers.
Women are well represented in the new government, leading key departments, including the health ministry.
Head of Government Aziz Akhannouch will lead the new cabinet.
The new government includes faces that were assuming either the same position or new duties.
Abdelouafi Laftit and Nasser Bourita maintain their positions as Minister of Interior and Minister of Foreign Affairs, respectively.
Ahmed Toufiq will also maintain his position as Minister of Islamic Affairs.
Mohamed Hajouil was re-appointed as the Secretary General of the government.
Abdellatif Loudiyi will also maintain his position as the Minister Delegate to the Head of Government in charge of the National Defense Administration.
Meanwhile, Secretary-General of the Authenticity and Modernity Party (PAM) Abdellatif Ouahbi will take office as Minister of Justice.
Former Minister of Tourism, Nadia Fettah Alaoui will be the new Minister of Economy and Finance.
Fouzi Lekjaa, the head of the Royal Football Federation, is announced as the Minister Delegate to the Ministry of Finance.
Mohamed Sadiki will replace Akhannouch as Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries. Nizar Baraka, Secretary-General of Al Istiqlal Party is the new Minister of Water and Equipment.
Fatim-Zahra Ammor will become the new Minister of Tourism and Handicraft, replacing Fettah El Alaoui, while Mohamed Abdeljalil will take the post of Transport and Logistics Minister.
Younes Sekkouri will become the Minister of Economic Inclusion, Small Business, Employment, and Skills.
Chakib Benmoussa, Morocco’s ambassador to France, will replace Saaid Amzazi to become the new Minister of National Education, Preschool and Sports.
Abdellatif Miraoui is announced as the new Minister of Higher Education, Research, and Innovation.
Under the new government, Mehdi Bensaid is the new Minister of Youth, Culture, and Communication.
The Ministry of Women, Family, and Social Integration will be led by Aawatif Hyar.
Fatima Ezzahra El Mansouri will replace Nouzha Boucharebas as the new Minister of Housing.
Nabila Rmili will be the new Minister of Health, while Leila Benali will become the new Minister of Energy Transition and Sustainable Development.
The new Minister Delegate to the Head of Government in charge of Digital Transition and Administrative Reform is Ghita Mezzour.
Mohcine Jazouli will leave his post in the Foreign Ministry to become the new delegate Minister to the Head of Government in charge of Investment, Convergence, and Evaluation of Public Policies.
The appointment of the new government comes just one day before King Mohammed VI will open the legislative year of the Moroccan parliament on Friday.
The monarch will deliver a speech on the occasion at 4 p.m. The speech will be broadcast on national television channels and radio stations.
Source: moroccoworldnews author kasraoui-safaa