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HM the King chairs in Casablanca setting up ceremony of Economic and Social Council.

Summary: Casablanca - HM King Mohammed VI, accompanied by HRH Prince Moulay Rachid, chaired, on Monday at the Casablanca royal palace, the setting up ceremony of the Economic and Social Council.

On this occasion, the Sovereign gave a speech in which he underlined that the Council's setting up denotes the fresh momentum injected into the reform process which HM the King launched shortly after he assumed the leadership of the Moroccan people.

"We are also underlining the close link between genuine democracy and the achievement of human advancement and sustainable development," HM the King affirmed.

"The establishment of the Council today attests to an abiding desire to steer clear of demagogy and improvisation as we strive to build our democratic development model on a solid foundation," the Sovereign added.

The Sovereign was greeted by Chakib Benmoussa, chairman of the Council, and Driss Guerraoui, its secretary general, as well as by other members.

The ceremony was attended notably by the Prime Minister, HM the King's advisors, and speakers of the two houses of the parliament.

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