Women’s rights, the post-Covid crisis, efforts to improve the socio-economic conditions of the country. The speech of King Mohammed VI of Morocco is all about internal matters. The issue of women’s rights takes over a quarter of the opening speech in front of the cameras. As for foreign affairs, it is the eternal challenge with Algerian neighbors that worries the sovereign. So much so that on the day he celebrates his 23rd year of reign and which coincides with the new year of Hegira, 1444, he invites his subjects to consider the borders as “bridges that allow Morocco and Algeria to access a better future and to offer a good example of peace to the rest of the Maghreb “.
After having granted pardon to 1,769 condemned, in the unusual silence of a Throne Festival still muted by Covid, which banned military celebrations and rallies, King Mohammed read the speech with a breathless voice. The ambition is to “continue to build a modern Morocco”, to do this, “the contribution of all Moroccans is indispensable”.
Above all, the sovereign insists, “it is necessary for women to participate in all fields”. Not “royal concessions”, but “fullness of rights guaranteed by law”. A strong “pink” imprint, which does not neglect the goals already achieved such as the reform of the family code, for example, which, however, admits the king of Morocco, “is applied incorrectly, due to different sociological factors”.