Demonstrating their national pride, Morocco will pay homage to the FAR’s achievements Today
Rabat – Sixty-three years since its creation, the annual celebrations will pay tribute on Tuesday to the men and women of the Royal Armed Forces (FAR), and highlight their sacrifice and dedication to their country.
Throughout Morocco, lavish events have been organized to celebrate all parts of the Moroccan armed forces – including its components on land, at sea, and in the air. 63 years after its creation in 1956, in a newly independent Morocco, the FAR embodies the national pride and unity of the Kingdom.
The Moroccan army was first developed into a modern force by the late King Mohammed V, who decided it was a necessary symbol of Moroccan national sovereignty. It was left to his son and heir, the late King Hassan II, to further develop the military.
Since ascending to the throne, King Mohammed VI has continued development of the army, and has made it into the powerful organization it is today. It is Africa’s 7th strongest military, according to the Global Fire Power index.
As Supreme Head and Chief of Staff of the Royal Armed Forces, King Mohammed has increased the army’s capabilities and the FAR has seen rapid development, including the addition of efficient artillery batteries and new models of powerful modern tanks.
In an address to FAR at last year’s celebrations, the 62nd anniversary of their creation, the King announced that “we made sure to guarantee all the means required and the material and human resources needed to upgrade military equipment and improve your expertise,” and highlighted the “modernization of its infrastructure and equipment”.
The FAR not only carries out a range of missions at a national level but also operates widely in the international community in order to maintain peace and security at home and abroad.
At last year’s address, the King noted that “the fruits of this cooperation, bilateral and multilateral, are clearly manifested in what our country presents as facilities and aids to our African brothers, by welcoming the members… in all specialties on an equal footing with their Moroccan brothers.”