BY STAFF WRITER
PRETORIA- The Moroccan Embassy in South Africa this week hosted Throne Celebrations in Pretoria, the event was attended by diplomats and senior government official.
The celebration marked the 19th anniversary of the accession of His Majesty King Mohammed VI to the Throne.
The Throne Celebration in Morocco is a national occasion observed on the 30 July of each year, punctuated by several official and popular celebrations, it commemorates the day of the King’s accession to the throne. The first celebration was held in 1933 to recognise the accession of Mohammed V of Morocco in 1927. The current King Mohammed VI succeeded his father on 23 July 1999 and officially took the throne on 30 July.
In Pretoria, guests took part in the reception, including representatives of the South African Government, Ambassadors and Heads of Diplomatic Missions accredited in South Africa
In an address on this occasion, the Chargé d’affaires ad interim of the Moroccan Embassy in Pretoria, Abdelkader Naji, highlighted the achievements accomplished by the Kingdom in all areas under the leadership of the King.
He cited the major infrastructure projects launched throughout the Kingdom, which have strengthened Morocco’s position as an attractive destination for investment
The diplomat also stressed the increasingly important role that Morocco plays in Africa in promoting prosperity, peace and stability in the continent.
The event was also attended by representatives from professional and cultural associations, academics and journalists as well as members of the Moroccan community living in South Africa.