Tangier - King Mohammed VI, accompanied by Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan and Prince Moulay Rachid, chaired, on Sunday at the Marshane Palace in Tangier, a reception on the occasion of his 53rd birthday of the Sovereign.
Tangier – King Mohammed VI, accompanied by Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan and Prince Moulay Rachid, chaired, on Sunday at the Marshane Palace in Tangier, a reception on the occasion of his 53rd birthday of the Sovereign.
On this occasion, the King decorated several personalities with royal Ouissams.
Thus, the Sovereign granted Wissam Al Moukafaa Al Wataniya of the Commander order to Rachid Benzine, a Paris-based writer and thinker in Islamic issues, Karim Muttalib, General Administrator of the Louvre Museum in Paris, Roschdy Zem, actor and international director, Mohamed Rabii, world champion in boxing in 2015 and winner of the bronze medal in Rio 2016, Walid Regragui, football coach and former professional player, and late Moha Oulhoucine Achiban, aka “the Maestro”, former head of a folklore Amazigh band (the wissam was given to his son Al Houceine Achiban).
The King also granted Wissam Al Moukafaa Al Wataniya of the Officer order to Abdel Atiq Benchiguer, journalist and TV presenter, Dina Bensaid, a pianist who participated in several international events, El Mahjoub Erraji, theater and cinema actor, Meriem El Moubarik, world champion in Muai Thai in 2016, and Mustapha Derkaoui, television and cinema producer.
The same wissam was granted to Khaoula Ouhmad and Ashraf Ouchen, world champions in karate in the categories 50 kg and 84 kg respectively, Bouchra Marmoul, junior champion in equestrian games, Ahmed El Faqhi, aka “Abdelmounaim El Jamai”, artist-singer, Ghita Ben Abdessalam, artist-singer, Abdelaziz Tahiri, poet-composer and former member of “Jil Jilala”, and late Leila Alaoui, Moroccan photographer killed on January 18, 2016 in the terrorist attacks of Ouagadougou (the wissam was given to her brother Sulayman Alaoui).
The same wissam was awarded to Ouissam Khalid Outaleb, former tennis player and director of international competitions, late Mustapha Idrissi, former researcher and film critic (the wissam was given to his widow Leila Jamal), Mohamed El Ghaoui, artist-singer, Mohamed Zbadi, aka “Fouad Zbadi”, artist-singer, Kabir Mustapha Ammi, author, and Hassan Hajjaj, photographer and contemporary artist.
The Sovereign also granted Wissam of Al Moukafaa Al Wataniya of the order of the knight to Asmae Lamnouer, artist-singer, Ali Alaoui, founder of an association dedicated to enhancing musical diversity in Europe, Houda Saad, artist-singer, Hamid Farji, aka “Hamid El Kasri”, musician and singer of Gnaoua music, Sofia El Merikh, artist-singer, Abdelaziz El Hattab Ibrahimi, theater and television actor, Janat Mahid, artist-singer, Abdelhafid Douzi, Rai singer, and Zahra Hindi, France-based artist-singer.
The King awarded the same wissam to Ahmed Chawki, artist-singer, Aicha Redouan, artist-singer who also plays the zither “qanûn”, Nizar Idil, artist-singer, Karen Sandra Ghebbari, figure skating champion, Khalil Belqass, aka “Dj Van”, songwriter and DJ producer, Samir El Moujari, lyricist, Mohamed El Mardi, lyricist, Mehdi Mzaine, composer, Abdelfattah Grini, artist-singer, Mohamed Bousfiha “Momo”, radio host, and Tarik Bekkari, writer and one of the winners of Morocco’s 2016 Book Award.
The Sovereign, thereafter, handed Wissam Al Istihkak Wathani of the second order to Inass Saif, a France-based student who obtained 19.60 in the 2016 baccalaureate.
After the ceremony, the King was greeted by Anass Essemari, a disabled 21-year-old man who has been benefiting from the Sovereign’s benevolence from the age of six. This high royal solicitude has allowed this youn man to continue his studies in Canada and overcome his disability. Anass Essemari was accompanied by his mother Majda Karama.