HM King Mohammed VI chaired, on Tuesday at the Marshan Palace in Tangiers, a Council of Ministers.
After this Council, Spokesperson of the Royal Palace Abdelhak Lamrini read out the following statement:
"HM King Mohammed VI chaired on Tuesday, Thul-Hijjah 29, 1436 hegira, corresponding to Oct. 13, 2015, at Marshan Palace in Tangiers, a Council of Ministers.
At the beginning of the meeting, the economy and finance minister gave a presentation on the broad lines of the 2016 appropriation draft bill.
He said that this draft bill, elaborated according to the royal instructions, is based on four principles:
- Reinforcing the bases of a balanced economic growth that would continue supporting demand and encouraging supply through spurring the industrialization, encouraging private investment, backing enterprises and speeding up sectoral plans.
-Fostering the pillars of an integrated economic development which decreases social and spatial inequalities and offers decent employment opportunities.
- Stepping up the implementation of regionalization and the pace of major structuring reforms.
- Carrying out the reform of the Finance organic law and pursuing efforts to gradually recover macro-economic balances.
This draft bill seeks also to implement the ambitious program announced by HM the King in the Throne speech in relation with the fight against shortcomings in terms of basic and public services in the rural world, mainly in remote regions.
Afterwards, and in accordance with Morocco's international commitments and part of reinforcing the cooperation and solidarity policy with sister African nations, the Council of ministers approved seven international agreements, including two multilateral ones touching on working conditions in hotels, restaurants and similar establishments, and the creation of an advisory group for international researches as an international organization.
The bilateral agreements concern the reinforcement of cooperation with the Republic of Guinea Bissau and the Republic of Senegal in the fields of investment encouragement and protection, the fight against double taxation and tax evasion, security and territorial governance, fisheries and fish farming, and administrative assistance in the field of customs services.
Pursuant to the provisions of Article 49 of the Constitution, and at the proposal of the head of government and the initiative of the interior minister, HM the King appointed walis of regions according to the Kingdom's administrative constituencies. They are:
- Mohamed El Yaacoubi, wali of Tangiers-Tetouan-Al Hoceima region, governor of Tangiers-Assilah prefecture,
- Mohamed Mhidia, wali of the Eastern region, governor of Oujda-Angad prefecture,
- Said Zniber, wali of Fez-Meknes region, governor of Fez prefecture,
- Abdelouafi Laftit, wali of Rabat-Sale-Kenitra region, governor of Rabat prefecture,
- Mohamed Derdouri, wali of Beni Mellal-Khenifra region, governor of Beni Mellal province,
- Khalid Safir, wali of Casablanca-Settat region, governor of Casablanca prefecture,
- Mohamed Moufakir, wali of Marrakech-Safi region, governor of Marrakech prefecture,
- Mohamed Fanid, wali of Draa-Tafilalet region, governor of Errachidia province,
- Zineb El Adaoui, wali of Souss-Massa region, governor of Agadir Idda Outanan prefecture,
- Mohamed Benribak, wali of Guelmim-Oued Noun region, governor of Guelmim province,
- Bouchaab Yahdih, wali of Laayoune-Sakia El Hamra region, governor of Laayoune province,
- Lamine Benomar, wali of Dakhla-Oued Eddahab region, governor of Oued Eddahab province.