Tuesday, May 29, 2007

HRH Prince Moulay Rachid internalizes aspirational notion of human rights

His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid and Moroccans efforts go hand-in-hand for human rights principles

Khemiss Sidi Yahia-Morocco, May 22, 2007 - His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid who epitomizes a strong, gracious style of leadership, lead thousands of Moroccans in the funeral procession to pay their final respects to the Moroccan human rights activist Driss Benzekri.

His Royal Highness presence and leadership stressed the indissoluble links uniting security, development and human rights as the three pillars of the prince’s advocacy, without any of these world peace will not be accomplished.

His Royal Highness had been an ardent advocate of human rights and development and done his utmost to ensure that the Kingdom of Morocco own human rights apparatus that is more responsive to the needs of the day.

His Royal Highness - a driving force behind the global effort to achieve sustainable development and to promote and protect human rights for all - had shown exceptional courage and determination in the pursuit of peace, human rights and development.

Benzekri (57) died of cancer and was inhumed near his mother's tomb on a hillside near the village.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

HRH Prince Moulay Rachid affirms backing for bilateral relations with Saudi Arabia

Fes, May 17-18, 2007 – His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid, the heir to the Moroccan throne, was looking characteristically elegant as he welcomed the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah Ibn Abdelaziz of Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabian King Abdallah Ibn Abdelaziz arrived in Fes, Thursday night for a two- day official visit.

Prince Moulay Rachid - Master of diplomacy - who is recognized for his steadfast commitment to build international relations – has networked with the Saudi Arabian King a couple of times in the past few months in Saudi Arabia.

His Royal Highness who set clear approach advocating the wisdom and moderation to reach a lasting peace in the Middle East and worldwide, continues on Friday (May 18, 2007) to engage in efforts to consolidate security and stability, by ensuring both brotherly countries play an enhanced role in tackling quarrels and tensions worldwide.

After the colorful welcoming ceremony, His Royal Highness joined King Abdallah Ibn Abdelaziz for the formal ceremony of signing several political, Islamic, tourism and economic accords between Moroccan and Saudi governments.

On this note, His Royal Highness expressed satisfaction of fostering the economic relations as one of the key factors to develop comprehensive bilateral relations and stressed the need to make additional efforts to encourage investments and trade.

Later that night, His Royal Highness graced with the audience for a banquet dinner held in the honor of King Abdallah Ibn Abdelaziz. Afterwards His Royal Highness officially greeted King Abdallah Ibn Abdelaziz on the end of the official visit in Fes.

His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid’s exceptional dynamism has been instrumental in encouraging progress in the country's diplomatic system. Diplomatic work has been an important part of the prince's efforts, which is founded on extraordinary high academic accomplishments.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

HRH Prince Moulay Rachid uplifts dynamic relations with Latvia

Casablanca, 15 May 2007 – His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid, the heir to the Moroccan throne, showed his untiring efforts as a strongest Moroccan diplomat as he welcomed President of Latvia Vaira Vike-Freiberga.

The elegantly dressed prince took hands-on approach to encourage strengthening the discussions aiming at creating more flexible Morocco-Latvia ties.

Underscoring the importance to reinforce trade relations between the two countries, Prince Moulay Rachid continues to join the Latvian President for dinner reception. The prince, donning traditional white robe, devises opportunity for success to ambitious objectives of Latvian businessmen and women delegation in establishing business contacts with Morocco.

His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid has long ranked among the most popular worldwide diplomats and is actively involved in advocating diplomatic movement that encourages strengthening the dialogue aiming at building long-lasting diplomatic relations.

The dynamic and charismatic Prince of our epoch was the only child of HM King Hassan II active in political sphere since young child and always on his father side. His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid’ long inspirational efforts translate to the cooperation in the building of what is now considered one of the most intense keys in Moroccan international relations.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

HRH Prince Moulay Rachid expresses deep pride in the Royal Armed Forces

Rabat, May 14, 2007 - His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid reaffirmed Monday his persisted effective support to the Royal Armed Forces, as he hosted a reception to celebrate the 51st jubilee of Royal Armed Forces birth.

The 36-year-old prince, who has a hands-on role in Moroccan Royal Armed Forces, also paid tribute to the officers, NCOs and soldiers’ leadership for their bravery and courageous determination to defend the integrity of Moroccan territory and to contribute in humanitarian assignments.

Prince Moulay Rachid looked dashing in full military regalia - a formal Moroccan naval uniform - was visibly moved by the ovation of guests and beamed with pride as he arrived for the occasion.

The former King of Morocco, Mohammed V, created the Royal Armed Forces on May 14th 1956.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

HRH Prince Moulay Rachid unleashes the Petanque era in Morocco

Rabat, April 29,2007 - Under the Royal Presidency of His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid of Morocco, the Stade Marocain (SM) club organized the 1st Petanque World Championship on 28-29 April in Rabat.

His Royal Highness' efforts toward continual evolution of modern society, steering the prince's tremendous enthusiasm for sports into undoubtedly the most important and thrilling event in the Moroccan Petanque life so far.

His Royal Highness, instrumental in creating and supporting several national and international programs, campaigns to push for the versatility, the growing interest and the improvement of individual performances to boost the stature of athletics and sporting events.

His Royal Highness active concern ensures that the Championship has brought the highest prize of the tournament, HRH Prince Moulay Rachid Award.

His Royal Highness’ reward by lending his support to the petanque initiative inspires to boost the statute of the 1st Petanque World Championship in Morocco and to reflect proudly on Morocco’s Petanque three world championship titles (1984, 1987, 1990) as its vital part of history.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

HRH Prince Moulay Rachid widens the virtues of scouting

Rabat, April 29 2007 - Under the Presidency of His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid, the Moroccan National Federation of Scouting organized on April 27-29 2007, a National forum on Communication.

Growing up, His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid was an active Boy Scout and in April 1997 he was named the President of the Moroccan National Federation of Scouting.

His Royal Highness’ active involvement has encouraged and supported Moroccan and international youth to participate in regional and international scouting events.

With a long history of advocating for the rights of girls and boys, His Royal Highness outlines new methods of education for the young people with the concept of scouting as a school of good citizenship.

The National Forum on Communication entitles “Only one world, only one currency”, aims to deepen the awareness of the federation’s objective, its strong role in development in Morocco, fight against illiteracy, help to vulnerable citizens or service of patriotism.

Monday, May 07, 2007

HRH Prince Moulay Rachid pushes for speedy realization of military housing units

Rabat, April 28, 2007 - His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid, the heir to the Moroccan throne, on Saturday highlighted the call for concrete results in building military housing units for the Royal Army Forces.

His Royal Highness who is stanch on a key initiative to improve the standard of living and increase housing space of all military’s members, encouraged the development of the project that is part of the Government of Morocco's initiative to produce 80.000 new social, community and private housing units for the Royal Army Forces.

The Prince, who met with governmental officers in Royal Palace in Rabat, was briefed on the housing package's developments, stressed the importance of intensifying efforts to achieve the speedy realization of military housing units and to secure necessary funds to meet its economic and social objectives.

His Royal Highness was promoted with the rank of Colonel of the Royal Moroccan Navy on July of 1994 and to the rank of brigadier general on July 2000.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

HRH Prince Moulay Rachid commemorates 8th anniversary of death of his father

Rabat, April 27, 2007 - His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid, the heir to the Moroccan throne, visited the late King Hassan II's tomb in the Mohammed V mausoleum to commemorate the 8th anniversary of the passing away of the late King Hassan II.

His Royal Highness recited verses from the Holy Koran to pay tribute to the memory of his father.

His Majesty Hassan II, the Moroccan monarch who set tone for modern monarchy, passed away on 23 July 1999 corresponding to 9th of Rabie II lunar month 1420, which coincides to 27 April 2007, will always be remembered for his moderation and genuine desire to advance his nation.

HRH Prince Moulay Rachid hosts a friendship dinner

London, 26/04/07 - His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid hosted, Thursday evening in London, a friendship dinner offered in the honor of organizers of British Library – Three Faiths Exhibition, entitled: “Sacred: Discover What We Share”, which is held in the British capital from April 26 to September 23, 2007.

The popular royal made symbolic presentation to his hosts with treat of spectacular social time shared by conversation and good fellowship as well as delicious ceremonial meal.

Ceremonial dinner that was attended by several Moroccan and British personalities - including Lalla Joumala, President of Moroccan-British Society (MBS) and HH Prince Moulay Youssef – socialized to unite, to work together to accomplish common objectives.

His Royal Highnes Prince Moulay Rachid, the acknowledged advocate of intercultural and interfaith awareness, has brought his mission of “Sacred: Discover What We Share” to United Kingdom.