Rabat - On Morocco’s Throne Day celebrated on Thursday, King Mohammed VI decorated 3 Moroccan women living abroad who have distinguished themselves in their fields.
Rabat – On Morocco’s Throne Day celebrated on Thursday, King Mohammed VI decorated 3 Moroccan women living abroad who have distinguished themselves in their fields.
The King presented the honors on the 16th Anniversary of his accession to the throne, at the Royal Palace in Rabat. The 3 women to receive the famed distinction of Al Wissam Al Moukafaa 2nd class Wathania are three intellectuals who continuously excel in their careers.
Ouafae Sqali, Director of the Biomechanics Institute and Professor at the National School of Arts and Crafts in Paris; Zineb Mouline, Resarch Professor in Chemistry, specialist in analysis of greenhouse gas at Nagoya University in Japan; and, Asmae Boujibar, a Scientist who specializes in Astronomy and Volcanology in the US. Boujibar is said to be the first Moroccan woman to join the US agency NASA.
Moreover, this distinction was also awarded to other outstanding Moroccans. The King awarded the Wissam Al MoukafaaWathania 2nd Class (Commander) to writer and poet Khenata Bennouna.
Bennouna is the first Moroccan woman to obtain her journalist “press” credentials and the founder of the first women’s magazine in Morocco, Chourouck in 1965.
The King culminated the “Wissam Royal” awards by honoring Zineb Akroud, the courageous student with leukemia who passed her Baccalaureate exams while in the hospital. The award was presented to his father El Houceine Akroud.
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