Tetouan - King Mohammed VI handed here on Saturday distinctions to a group of Moroccan and foreign outstanding figures, on the occasion of the 17th anniversary of the sovereign's accession to the Throne of his Glorious Ancestors.
Tetouan – King Mohammed VI handed here on Saturday distinctions to a group of Moroccan and foreign outstanding figures, on the occasion of the 17th anniversary of the sovereign’s accession to the Throne of his Glorious Ancestors.
Here follows the list of recipients:
Throne medal (Wissam Al Arch), exceptional class: – Ahmed Osmane, former Prime Minister and former speaker of the House of representatives (lower house). Alawite Wissam (exceptional class):
– José Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, former Spanish Prime Minister. Throne medal, first class (Great officer):
– Abbas El Jirari, former Adviser of HM the King and former teacher at the Royal School.
Alawite medal, 2nd class (Commander): – Mohamed Ahmed Hssain, Mufti of Al Quds.
Throne medal, 3rd class (Officer):
– Amina Benkhadra, director of the national office of hydrocarbons and mining.
– Tarik Sijilmassi, CEO of Credit Agricole of Morocco (CAM)
– Leila Ameziane Ammor, President of BMCE Foundation of Education and Training and who seeks through the Medersa.com initiative to facilitate access of poor children to education and training.
– Late Mohamed Bahi, journalist and thinker of Mauritanian origin (the Wissam was handed to his widow Fatima Arssime).
– Saida Al Amrani Karim, Deputy Vice President of Safari Sofipar-Cofimar Holding, member of the Board of the Mohammed V Foundation for Solidarity, and an active woman in the social field.
– Late Bouchaib Benhamida, Businessman, and former president of the National Federation of Construction (the Wissam was handed to his sister Zoubaida Benhamida). Throne medal, 4th class (Knight).
– Abdeljebbar El Manira, Neurology Professor at Karolinska Institute in Sweden, an elected member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Alawite wissam of 3rd rank (Officer):
– Michel Mathieu, known under the name of Charles Saint-Prot, researcher and expert of the Arab and Islamic world.
– Henri Louis Védie, French researcher and university professor, author of several books on the Kingdom of Morocco. Wissam Al Mukafaa Al Watania of 2nd rank (commander):
– Khalid Jalid Sahouli, specialist in gynecology in Germany, director of gynecology service at Chariti Hospital in Berlin, one of the leading experts in the world in women’s cancer.
– Mohamed Bihi Aziz, Moroccan doctor at the Royal Hospital in Liverpool who has discovered a promising treatment against prostate cancer.
– Othman Laraki, Former Vice President of Twitter who participated in the founding of several technology companies in the US, and currently president of Color Genomics which specializes in early diagnosis of cancer. Wissam Al Mukafaa Al Watania of 3rd rank (officer):
– Hiba Ouaissi, professor and lawyer living in France.
– Latifa Jbabedi, Researcher at the Institute of Studies and Research for Arabization in Rabat, former member of the Equity and Reconciliation Commission.
– Youssef Skali Hosni, general manager of Cantor Fitzgerald, a pioneer group in the area of financial services in New York, and one of the best digital analysts.
– Aicha Hejjami, former Professor of Public Law at the Faculty of Marrakech, currently a researcher in issues related to women and to the Islamic Sharia.
– Mohamed Amar, a university professor, representing the Rabat microbiology laboratory which discovered microorganisms capable of resisting to contagious diseases.
– Fatima Baraka, a Moroccan living in Australia who helped a Moroccan child, born with face deformities, undergo a surgery in Melbourne.
– Rachid Amrrous, an engineer at the Japanese space agency JAKSA. –
– Naoual Soufi, an active Moroccan woman in the humanitarian field in Italy.
– Bouziane Outiti, energy expert, winner of the “Energy Globe Award” for his liquid sanitation project in the province of El Haouz.
– Majid Bouazzaoui, inventor. Wissam Al Istihkak Al Watani of 2nd rank:
– Nihal Chahbar, student who got the best mark in the 2016 baccalaureate in private high schools (19.32).
– Oumaima Qassab, student who got the best mark in the 2016 baccalaureate in public high schools (19.21).
The King also awarded Czech Republic’s ambassador Michaela Fronkova with the Alawite Wissam (exceptional class) and Netherlands’ ambassador Ronald Strikker Gerard with the Alawite wissam of first class (Great officer) on the occasion of the end of their missions in Morocco.