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Othmani: Participatory Democracy Determines Government Action

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Rabat – Morocco’s Head of Government, Saad Eddine Othmani, has stated that the new government will operate according to a set of principles and regulations, especially those pertaining to participatory democracy. He made the statements during the first government meeting convened on Wednesday.

Minister Delegate in charge of Relations for Parliament and Civil Society, and Government Spokesman, Mustapha Khalfi, said that Head of Government, Saad Eddine Othmani, has affirmed the set of principles which will regulate the government’s approach during the current term.

Othmani specified that participatory democracy will be put into effect by this government, which will be in constant consultation with the opposition and the unions, in addition to “the economic and social partners, and the diverse civil society.”

According to Khalfi, the Head of Government called upon the ministers to “operate honestly, and faithfully, and invoke political responsibility.” Othmani, who congratulated the members of the Government for the royal trust, also urged the ministers “to listen to the citizens and to respond to aspirations and expectations.”

Following Othmani’s intervention, the government council approved the government’s draft program during the meeting. The program is scheduled to be presented on Wednesday during a joint session of the two Houses of Parliament.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Nasser Bourita, delivered a presentation pertaining to the issue of the national territorial integrity to members of the government.

Bourita highlighted the specific context of the Sahara issue this year. He also elaborated on the important points included in the latest UN report on the national issue, as well as the government’s management of this area in accordance with the instructions of King Mohammed VI.


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