King Mohammed meets Amnesty International delegation
Morocco, Culture, 6/7/2001
Morocco's King Mohammed VI, who was accompanied by Prince Moulay Rachid, received on Wednesday at the royal office in Rabat, a delegation from the London-based Amnesty International.
The delegation, chaired by the organization's executive committee chairman, Colm O'Cocuanac, included head of the Middle East and North Africa program at the organization's international secretariat, June Ray, and chairman of AI's section in Morocco, Mohamed Sektaoui.
Advisor to the king, Mohamed Moatassim, Morocco's human rights minister, Mohamed Aujjar, and chairman of the Human Rights Advisory Council, Driss Dahhak, also attended the meeting.
In a press conference to present AI's 2000 annual report, the delegation said the meeting with the king was "important and encouraging," and explained that the meeting, held upon the request of the Organization, dealt with pending human rights issues in Morocco.
They added the king, to whom they handed a copy of the non-governmental organization's latest report, hailed the work of AI's section in Morocco.
The organization executive committee chairman further said they reviewed with King Mohammed VI a set of topics. "We praised his endeavor to promote human rights and hoped that all pending issues will be resolved," he said.
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