June 14, 2021

The king of Morocco dismisses minister spokesman after 6 months in office

Mohamed VI of Morocco dismissed today his Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports and government spokesman, Hassan Abiyaba, less than six months after his appointment, according to a statement from the Royal Cabinet.

The spokesperson will now fall to the current head of Education, Said Amzazi, who will maintain his portfolio, while that of Culture, Youth and Sports will be for Othman the Firdaouss, who served as Secretary of State in charge of Investments in the Ministry of Industry, Investment , Commerce and Digital Economy.

The act for these ministerial changes, which took place by surprise, took place in the Royal Palace of Casablanca and allowed the monarch to be seen, who for several weeks had not appeared in public, wearing a face mask for the first time.

Precisely the Government decreed the mandatory use of masks from today for everyone who has to go out.

The Attorney General’s Office announced that those who do not wear it will be sentenced to between one and three months in prison.

Firdaouss, 41, is the youngest member of the Government. Master in journalism from the Paris Institute of Political Studies and with diplomas in administration and management from other French schools, he specializes in economic relations between the European Union and the Maghreb.

This is the first remodeling of the current Moroccan government coalition, chaired by the Islamist politician Saadedín Otmani and formed by five parties, since last October 10, when Mohamed VI changed several ministers.


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