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King Mohammed VI


Current King of Morocco (1999 - present).

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Created: 24th Jul 2008
Modified: 24th Jul 2008
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Shortly after taking the thrown, King Mohammed addressed his country, making a commitment to alleviate poverty, improve Morocco's human rights record and grant more power to women - reforms which have earned him much criticism from fundamentalists. He is noted for his creation of the Instance Equite et Reconcilliation (IET), a group which was assigned the task of reporting on human rights abuses. It was welcomed as a sign of Morocco's democratization, but it is limited in that it can not mention any incidences prior to 1999 or relating to the current government.
Biographical Information
King Mohammed VI
(At a Glance)
Date of Birth: Aug/21/1963
Gender: male
Place of Origin: Morocco
King Mohammed is the eldest son and and second child of the late King Hassan II and Lalla Latifa Hammou. He has one brother, Prince Moulay Rachid, and three sisters, Lalla Meryem, Lalla Asma and Lalla Hasna.

He is married to Salma Banani and they have two children, Crown Prince Moulay Hassan and Princess Lalla Kadija.

He began attending a traditional Koranic school at the age of four.

At Mohammed V University in Rabat, the King earned a B.A. in international relations. He has also studied in Brussles.

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