Morocco’s ambassador to France, Chakib Benmoussa, was appointed, Tuesday, November 19, chairman of the Special Commission on the model of development. An appointment desired by King Mohammed VI and following the speech of the sovereign, pronounced July 29, on the occasion of the Feast of the Throne.
“We decided to set up a special commission in charge of the development model. We will proceed with his installation at the beginning of the next school year, “King Mohammed VI announced in his speech. In a statement, the Royal Cabinet announced that he received, Tuesday, November 19, Chakib Benmoussa at the Royal Palace in Rabat to appoint him to the presidency of this commission.
“We have made sure that this committee, by its composition, brings together different academic disciplines and various intellectual sensitivities, by making it sit on national competences from the public and the private sector. In addition to experience and a requirement for impartiality, these profiles must be sufficiently equipped to understand the dynamics at work in society and to meet its expectations, without ever losing sight of the best interests of society. The sovereign expects of this commission that” it fulfills its mandate impartially and objectively by bringing to our knowledge an exact statement of the state of the premises, as painful the result can be.”
Ambassador of Morocco in Paris since December 2012, Chakib Benmoussa has held several strategic positions in his career, from the country’s ministries and institutions to international diplomacy. This former Polytechnic Paris, the National School of Points et Chaussés and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) of Boston, followed a brilliant career as an engineer in private and public institutions abroad. He returned to Morocco to occupy various positions of responsibility in the Ministry of Equipment and Transport and then as Secretary-General of the Prime Minister’s Department.
In December 2002, Chakib Benmoussa was appointed Wali, Secretary-General of the Ministry of the Interior, a position he held until February 2006, when he was appointed Minister of the Interior. A place he held until January 2010.
In February 2011, he was appointed President of the Economic and Social Council (CES) by King Mohammed VI.