Rabat - King Mohammed VI has visited former Moroccan Prime Minister, Abderrahman Youssoufi, who has been in a Casablanca hospital in recent days.
Rabat – King Mohammed VI has visited former Moroccan Prime Minister, Abderrahman Youssoufi, who has been in a Casablanca hospital in recent days.
A picture obtained by Morocco World News shows the Moroccan monarch visiting the former political leader who ensured a smooth Moroccan transition without upheavals following the death of King Hassan II on July 23, 1999.
Following the coronation of King Mohammed VI on July 30, 1999, Youssoufi, who had been appointed Prime Minister by King Hassan II in February 1998, remained in his post until late 2002.
Youssoufi, former leader of the party of Socialist Union of Popular Forces (USFP), and one of the icon of Morocco’s resistance to French colonialism, is regarded as one of the most respected political leaders in the country’s history.
King Mohammed VI holds his former Prime Minister in high esteem. On the 17th anniversary of the Throne Day on July 30, 2016, the Moroccan monarch inaugurated in Tangier an avenue that was named after Abderrahman Youssoufi.