Throughout the interview, the businessman consistently presented King Mohammed VI as a visionary and a listener.
Rabat – Jean Paul Carteron, the founder and honorary chairman of the Crans Montana Forum, has heaped praise on Morocco’s new development model, describing it as King Mohammed VI’s “revolutionary” gift to Moroccans.
Carteron, who was speaking in response to King Mohammed VI’s “the Revolution of the King and the People” speech on August 20, said that Morocco under Mohammed VI has established itself as a thriving market, a country on the march, and an example of development and stability in its region.
Carteron emphatically spoke about King Mohammed VI’s own personal investment in curbing the tide of socio-economic disparities. The country’s new development model, he argued, is a new, “revolutionary” social contract “gifted” to it by a “courageous” and “determined” King.
While some Moroccans may have been unsettled by the pace of the “disruptive” industrial transformations their country has witnessed of late, Carteron argued, the King is offering them a new social contract built on inclusiveness and public accountability.
“The new contract takes into account the concerns of the vital forces of the private sector, political formations and trade unions, as well as those of all citizens,” he said.
Throughout the interview, the businessman consistently presented the King as a visionary and a listener. “The King feels the pace of events, anticipates them, and opens up new avenues every day. It is this vision, courage, and determination that ensure a brilliant and promising future” for Morocco.
Going back to the August 20 speech, he highlighted that social inequalities and lack of economic opportunities for large swaths of Moroccan populations have been at the center of many of the King’s speeches and policy recommendations.
Like many of his most recent speeches, the King’s address to the nation on August 20 was in many regards a call for collective efforts when it comes to rising to the daily challenges facing the country.
For Carteron, the most salient message from the address came “when the King said that the country’s issues should be faced in an inclusive and participative approach that guarantees the implication of all citizens.”
As the chairman of the Crans Montana Forum, an international political and investment platform Morocco has deftly used over the years to highlight its development efforts in its southern provinces, especially in Dakhla where the last two editions were held, Carteron said that Morocco’s “determination” to go forward should bring positive messages to both Moroccans and other countries in the region.