Rabat – On Wednesday, July 31, HM King Mohammed VI presided over a military swearing-in ceremony at the Royal Palace in Tetouan. He was accompanied by HRH Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan and HRH Prince Moulay Rachid.
At the ceremony, 1,839 officers from a range of institutions and military schools were sworn in, including 283 female officers, MAP notes.
After saluting the Moroccan flag and hearing the national anthem, HM King Mohammed VI gave a speech.
“It is in my capacity as Supreme Chief and Chief of Staff of the Royal Armed Forces, that I welcome, with pleasure, the oath that you have given,” he said.
“At the end of the modern and comprehensive training that you have received, we can rest assured that you have the skills and abilities needed.”
“The strong and solid bonds that unite us personally and the particular sympathy that we hold for each other give us a particular reason for pride,” he continued.
“Therefore, may God keep you, at the height of this name, which symbolizes the noble values of righteousness, commitment, integrity, and sincere patriotism; you will thus be faithful to your eternal motto: ‘God, the Fatherland, the King,’ he concluded the speech by saying.
The swearing-in ceremony was also attended by the Head of Government Saad Eddine El Othmani, the presidents of the two houses of parliament, and His Majesty’s advisors.
Also present were senior military officers and foreign military attachés.
The swearing-in ceremony follows a meeting between HM King Mohammed VI and Lieutenant General Abdelfettah Louarak, the Inspector General of the Royal Armed Forces (FAR) just two days before on July 29.
During the meeting, Louarak presented the work and advancement of FAR over the past year. After the Louarak’s presentation, HM King Mohammed VI gave his praise and approval, as well as congratulating the graduates.