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7 Female Ministers Appointed to the New Government

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HM King Mohammed VI, accompanied by HRH Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan and HRH Prince Moulay Rachid, chaired, Thursday at the Royal Palace in Fez, the appointment ceremony of the members of the new government led by Aziz Akhannouch. The new executive includes 24 ministers including 7 women.

Nadia Fettah Alaoui, Minister of Economy and Finance; Nabila Rmili: Minister of Health and Social Protection; Fatima Ezzahra El Mansouri: Minister of National Land Use Planning, Town Planning, Housing and Urban Policy; Fatim-Zahra Ammor: Minister of Tourism, Handicrafts and Social and Solidarity Economy; Leila Benali: Minister of Energy Transition and Sustainable Development; Aouatif Hayar: Minister of Solidarity, Social Inclusion and Family and Ghita Mezzour: Minister Delegate to the Head of Government in charge of Digital Transition and Administrative Reform. The new government headed by Aziz Akhennouch shows that women constitute 1/3 of the appointed members, a first time in the history of Morocco.

The composition of the government follows:

– Aziz Akhannouch: Head of government.

– Abdelouafi Laftit: Minister of the Interior.

– Nasser Bourita: Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Abroad.

– Abdellatif Ouahbi: Minister of Justice.

– Ahmed Toufiq: Minister of Endowments and Islamic Affairs.

– Mohamed Hajoui: Secretary-General of the Government.

– Nadia Fettah Alaoui, Minister of Economy and Finance.

– Nizar Baraka, Minister of Equipment and Water.

– Chakib Benmoussa: Minister of National Education, Preschool and Sports.

– Nabila Rmili: Minister of Health and Social Protection.

– Fatima Ezzahra El Mansouri: Minister of National Planning, Urban Planning, Housing and Urban Policy.

– Mohamed Sadiki: Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, Rural Development and Water and Forests.

– Younes Sekkouri: Minister of Economic Inclusion, Small Business, Employment and Skills.

– Ryad Mezzour: Minister of Industry and Trade.

– Fatim-Zahra Ammor: Minister of Tourism, Handicrafts and Social and Solidarity Economy.

– Abdellatif Miraoui: Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Innovation.

– Leila Benali: Minister of Energy Transition and Sustainable Development.

– Mohamed Abdeljalil: Minister of Transport and Logistics.

– Mohamed Mehdi Bensaid: Minister of Youth, Culture and Communication.

– Aouatif Hayar: Minister of Solidarity, Social Inclusion and Family.

– Abdellatif Loudiyi: Minister Delegate to the Head of Government in charge of the administration of National Defense.

– Mohcine Jazouli: Minister Delegate to the Head of Government in charge of Investment, Convergence and the Evaluation of Public Policies.

– Faouzi Lekjaa, Minister Delegate to the Minister of Economy and Finance, in charge of the Budget.

– Mustapha Baitas: Minister Delegate to the Head of Government in charge of Relations with Parliament, Government Spokesman.

– Ghita Mezzour: Minister Delegate to the Head of Government in charge of Digital Transition and Administration Reform.

Secretaries of State in some ministerial departments are yet to be appointed.

On this occasion, the newly appointed members of the government were sworn in before HM the King.

At the end of this ceremony, the Sovereign, accompanied by HRH Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan and HRH Prince Moulay Rachid, posed for a souvenir photo with members of the new government team.

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