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Moroccan King: We Will Continue to Strengthen the Army’s Capabilities

Moroccan King: We Will Continue to Strengthen the Army’s Capabilities

Sunday, 15 May, 2022 - 08:00
King Mohammed VI of Morocco (AFP)

On the occasion of the 66th anniversary of the creation of the Royal Armed Forces (FAR), Morocco’s King Mohammed VI pledged Saturday to strengthen the defense capabilities of the army and to develop their self-equipment in various fields.

“We will continue to give priority to the plan of equipping and upgrading FAR,” the King said.

He added that this strategy goes according to integrated programs, based in particular on the establishment of military industries and the development of scientific research, through the conclusion of a series of partnerships and agreements with research centers and Moroccan universities for the implementation of projects with high technical value.

The King, who also serves as FAR Supreme Commander and Chief of General Staff, said that in parallel with this approach, his country has advocated the strengthening of cooperation between the Armed Forces and their counterparts in brotherly and friendly countries.

“This choice has yielded commendable results and contributed to the consolidation of the influence of our Army and its international presence, thus strengthening your credibility and enriching your knowledge base in the service of the enshrining of the values of peace and security, in which we all believe, and which should prevail between Nations and Peoples,” he said.

The King said Morocco made a correct decision when it decided to develop its forces in terms of structure and organization and to provide a permanent support for the Army to reach a higher level of professionalism and be able to take up all the challenges.

He also expressed his deep satisfaction to the members of the Royal Gendarmerie, the National Police, the Auxiliary Forces, the Civil Protection and the Territorial Administration.

The Moroccan King said he gave his instructions for the establishment of a supreme military commission in charge of examining the project of creating a statute for non-commissioned officers according to a modern and global vision.

“As an expression of the great concern we have for the families of the martyrs… we have given our orders to allow this category to benefit from housing in the cities of the Kingdom, free of charge and at no additional cost, in order to guarantee them and their families a decent standard of living,” he announced.

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