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HM the King awarded 2009 Medays Prize for environment and sustainable development.

Summary: The 2009 Medays Prize for the environment and sustainable development was awarded to HM King Mohammed VI in recognition of the sovereign's personal commitment to responsible development, the Amadeus Institute announced Thursday in Tangier.

The 2009 Medays Prize for the environment and sustainable development was awarded to HM King Mohammed VI in recognition of the sovereign's personal commitment to responsible development, the Amadeus Institute announced Thursday in Tangier. <p>AaAaAa The prize was granted to HM the King in tribute to the Monarch's several initiatives aiming at promoting renewable energy in the Kingdom, mainly Morocco's solar energy project, the Amadeus Institute organizers said at the Medays Forum's official opening ceremony.

AaAaAa The 2009 Medays Grand Prize was awarded to George Mitchell, special envoy of US president Barack Obama to the Near-East, for his commitment to making peace prevail in the region, while the business prize was handed to Malamine KonE[umlaut] from Mali.

AaAaAa As for the education, culture and research prize, it was given to the Pan African association for literacy and Adult Education which contribute to fighting literacy in Africa.

AaAaAa The three-day forum brings together over 170 prominent figures to tackle issues related to co-development, North-South dialogue, world economic crisis and the resolution of conflicts in Africa and the Middle-East.

AaAaAa The ceremony was attended notably by State Minister, Mohand Laenser, Foreign Minister, Taib Fassi Fihri, and his Spanish counterpart, Miguel Angel Moratinos.

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