HM King Mohammed VI received, on Friday in the Royal palace in Casablanca, Abdellatif Hammouchi, whom the Sovereign appointed Director General of the National Security (DGSN) while retaining his position at the head of Morocco domestic intelligence agency (DGST).
This appointment took place during the ministers’ council in conformity with the provisions of article 49 of the constitution, the Royal Household said in a statement.
This decision is part of His Majesty’s care for the members of the national security and his endeavour to maintain peace and security for citizens, the statement added.
In light of the qualities and experience shown by Hammouchi, this Royal appointment in this particular context aims at adding fresh impetus to the General National Security Directorate (DGSN) and to promote and modernize its working methods to serve best interests of citizens, the statement went on to say.
The supervision by Hammouchi of both the general directorate of the national police and domestic intelligence- (DGSN) and (DGST) respectively -will guarantee coordination between the two security bodies and will reinforce the efficiency of their actions.
The audience was attended by Interior Minister Mohamed Hassad.