On July 29, 2019, King Mohammed VI delivered a speech to the Nation on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Sovereign’s accession to the throne of his glorious ancestors.
Here follows the beginning of the royal speech:
“Praise be to God,
May peace and blessings be upon the Prophet, His Kith and Kin
Twenty years have elapsed since Almighty God entrusted me with the sacred duty of leading the nation. It is a position of immense trust and a heavy responsibility.
I made a solemn commitment to you and to the Almighty to work earnestly so as to live up to that trust.
As God is my witness, I have not – and I shall not – spare any effort to serve your best interests and your just causes.
God knows that I have made serving you and the nation my main concern, so that all Moroccans, wherever they may be, can lead a free, dignified life on an equal footing.
I give thanks to Almighty God for bestowing upon us the blessings of unity, cohesion and the mutual Bei’a between the Throne and the people, in addition to the bonds of reciprocal affection and loyalty between the King and the citizens, which have become stronger and deeper over the years.
I also give praise and thanks to God for the Moroccan people’s consensus on the nation’s immutable, sacred values and its major policy choices.
Firstly, there is the national, citizen-based monarchy, which is grounded in closeness to the citizens and which takes to heart their concerns as much as their aspirations, and seeks to respond to them.
Secondly, there is the democracy and development-based policy, which I have been implementing resolutely and confidently.
Thirdly, there are the sweeping reforms we introduced, the reconciliations achieved and the major projects implemented.
Thanks to these accomplishments, we have managed, by the grace of the Almighty, to press ahead with the process of building modern Morocco and to overcome the difficulties faced.
Praise be to Almighty God for helping me carry out initiatives and actions successfully to serve you and the nation.
It is a fact that, at times, we did not accomplish all that we were hoping to achieve. Today, our resolve is greater than ever to press ahead with our efforts, to build on our achievements, to continue the reform process and to address the shortcomings revealed by past experience.”
Click on the link for the entire King Mohamed VI Royal Speech.