Moroccan expatriates' remittances to reach $2 billion
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and much more
Muhammad VI Biography
muhammadu bni l-hassan (full name) muhammadu s-sâdis (Rabat 1963-) King of Morocco (June 23-)
Muhammed VI is believed that he will follow the line of his father, which has involved strong liberalisation of the Moroccan society, economy and political life in recent years. Muhammed has been given many assignments by his father, which has been interpreted as confidence in his abilities.
Muhammad's education is marked by a strong orientation toward Moroccan foreign interests, both diplomatic and economical. Especially the European Union has been the subject of much interest for him.
1963 August 21: Born in Rabat as the first son of King Hassan 2.
1967: Starts studying at the Koranic school at the Royal Palace, just like his father before him.
1969: Starts modern style education.
1973: Starts secondary education at the Royal College.
1981: Receives his Baccalaureate.
1985: Receives his B.A. in law from the College of Law at the Rabat Muhammed V University, after researching on the Arab-African Union and Morocco's position in international affairs.
1988 November: Undergoes training with the president of the European Commission, Jacques Delors, in Brussels, Belgium.
1993 October 29: Receives the title Doctor in law from the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis in France. Here he delivered a thesis on EEC-Maghreb Relations.
1994 July 12: Muhammed is appointed General de Division.
1999 July 23: At the death of his father, Hassan II, Muhammad becomes the new king of Morocco.
- July 25: Muhammad receives leaders and royal members from all over the world, and leads the funeral of his father in Rabat.