By Ahlam Ben Saga
Rabat – King Mohammed VI presided over the Council of Minister on Thursday, April 19 in Rabat, wherein the sovereign examined draft Dahirs and approved a set of international agreements, and appointed a number of institutional officials.
Following a successful heart surgery on February 26, King Mohammed VI has returned to Morocco with several decisions that he initiated during Thursday’s Council, reported Maghreb Arab Press (MAP) earlier today.
The council approved the dahir, or draft decree, related to the status of civil defense and physicians operating in the Directorate General of Civil Defense. The dahir maintains military rules for physicians of Civil Defense and servants of General Directorate of National Security (DGSN), in terms of monitoring their training regimes, missions, promotion requirements, and ranking.
The council also approved the draft organic law on the appointment of high positions and another draft decree concerned with modes of promotion conditions in the Civil Defence Corps and the reorganization of the Civil Defence School.
Furthermore, the council approved eight multilateral and bilateral agreements, including Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, as well as agreements concerned with tourism, cinema, and air transport.
During the council, Minister of Agriculture Akhannouch briefed the King about details on the condition of the 2018 Agricultural Campaign, which is proceeding as planned, in addition to the performance of farmers and their impact on the year’s harvest.
Furthermore, the agricultural minister affirmed the positive current state of the national agriculture, thanks to the rain and snowfall from the past several months.
Upon the request of Head of Government and initiatives of Interior Minister, Minister of National Education, Minister of Equipment, Transport, Logistics and Water, Minister of Energy, Mining and Sustainable Development, King Mohammed VI appointed new institutional officials:
Said Zarrou as Director of the Agency for the Development of the Bouregreg Valley; Youssef El Bakkali as President of the Mohammed VI Foundation for the Promotion of Education-Training Social Services; Abderrahim El Hafidi as Director General of the National Office of Electricity and Drinking Water.
The Spokesperson of the Royal Palace, Abdelhak Lamrini, reported that council attendance included several government officials, including Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, Rural Development, Waters and Forests Aziz Akhannouch; Minister of the Interior Abdelouafi Laftit; and Minister of National Education, Vocational Training, Higher Education and Scientific Research Said Amzazi.