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Royal Activities
Tuesday 25 June 2019

HM the King Appoints New Ambassadors, Receives Foreign Ambassadors who Came to Take Leave of Sovereign

HM the King Appoints New Ambassadors, Receives Foreign Ambassadors who Came to Take Leave of Sovereign

HM King Mohammed VI received, on Tuesday at the Rabat Royal Palace, several new ambassadors in the Kingdom's diplomatic missions to whom the Sovereign handed their appointment dahirs.

They are:

Hassan Abou Ayoub, Ambassador of HM the King to Romania and the Republic of Moldova,

Khalid Naciri, Ambassador of HM the King to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan,

Youssef El Amrani, Ambassador of HM the King to the Republic of South Africa, the Republic of Botswana, the Republic of Malawi, and the Kingdom of Eswatini,

Mohamed Ali Lazrak, Ambassador of HM the King to the Republic of Turkey,

Zouhour Alaoui, Ambassador of HM the King to the Federal Republic of Germany,

Azzedine Farhane, Ambassador of HM the King to the Republic of Austria, the Slovak Republic and the Republic of Slovenia,

Lotfi Bouchaara, Ambassador of HM the King to the Russian Federation,

Mohamed Setri, Ambassador of HM the King to the State of Qatar,

Youssef Balla, Ambassador of HM the King to the Republic of Italy, the Republic of San Marino, the Republic of Malta, and the Republic of Albania,

Ahmed Rahhou, Ambassador of HM the King, Head of the Kingdom of Morocco's Mission to the European Union and Head of the Kingdom's Mission to the European Atomic Energy Community.

Abderrahim Atmoun, Ambassador of HM the King to the Republic of Poland,

Hassan Tariq, Ambassador of HM the King to the Tunisian Republic,

Yassir Fares, Ambassador of HM the King to the Argentine Republic,

Abdelfettah Lebbar, Ambassador of HM to the United Mexican States and Belize,

Amine Chaoudri, Ambassador of HM the King to the Republic of Peru and the State of Bolivia,

Jamal Chouaibi, Ambassador of HM the King to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam,

Mohamed Achkalou, Ambassador of HM the King to the Republic of Finland and the Republic of Estonia,

Imane Ouadil, Ambassador of HM the King to the Republic of Ghana,

Youssef Slaoui, Ambassador of HM the king to Burkina Faso,

Mustapha Benkhiyi, Ambassador of HM the king to the Kingdom of Bahrain,

Rajaa Naji Mekkaoui, Ambassador of HM the King to the Vatican and the Sovereign Military Order of Malta,

Samir Dhar, Ambassador of HM the King, permanent Representative of Morocco to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO),


Afterwards, the new ambassadors were sworn in before HM the King.

On this occasion, HM the King received foreign ambassadors who came to take leave of the Sovereign at the end of their missions in the Kingdom.

They are:

Abdullah Falah Bin Abdullah Al Dosari, ambassador of the State of Qatar, who was decorated by the Sovereign with the Grand cordon of Wissam Alaoui (exceptional Class),

Ousmane Amadou Sy, ambassador of the Republic of Mali, who was decorated by HM the King with the Grand cordon of Wissam Alaoui (exceptional Class),

Jean-François Girault, ambassador of the French Republic, who was decorated by the Sovereign with the Grand cordon of Wissam Alaoui (exceptional Class),

Massimo Baggi, ambassador of the Swiss Confederation, whom HM the King decorated with the Wissam Alawi of the order of Grand officer,

Jose Humberto De Brito Cruz, ambassador of the Federative Republic of Brazil, who was decorated by the Sovereign with the Wissam Alaoui of the order of Grand officer,

Crisantos Obama Ondo, ambassador of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, whom HM the King decorated with the Wissam Alawi of the order of Commander,

The audience was attended by minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Nasser Bourita, and HM the king's Chamberlain, Sidi Mohamed El Alaoui.

MAP 25 June 2019