The newly released book documents the development of the city under the King’s guidance from 1999 to 2019 and analyzes future development projects.
Rabat – Authors Asmae El Maloushi and Hassan Birich presented their new book “HM King Mohammed VI and Tetouan, the relationship of a King with a city” to the city of Tetouan on Friday, December 4. Tetouan’s mayor, Mohamed Idaomar attended the book presentation on behalf of the city.
The new book explores the development of the city of Tetouan under the leadership of King Mohammed VI and examines the development projects the King has put in place since his coronation in 1999. The initiatives, according to the co-authors, have had a lasting and positive impact on the northern Moroccan city.
Birich told the presentation’s attendees that he hopes the book will serve as a historical record of the city’s history and development. Morocco still has a strong oral tradition, with history being passed from generation to generation through spoken stories. The new book, Birich argued, will help the city to transition to a written history tradition in order to preserve the culture and evolution of Tetouan for future generations.
Written in Arabic, the 118-page book explores the long-standing and positive relationship between King Mohammed VI and the city of Tetouan. The book explores in detail the different projects the King has launched in the city and documents through photographs and text the changes the city has undergone over the past 20 years.
The book also looks towards the future, outlining upcoming development plans in the city and analyzing the potential impacts and changes.