Swedish Minister of Democracy in Morocco
Morocco-Sweden, Culture, 2/5/2002
Swedish minister of democracy and civil service, Britta Lejon, started this Tuesday an official visit to Morocco at the invitation of minister of human rights, Mohamed Aujjar.
The Swedish official told MAP upon arrival in Rabat that her visit is part of "consultations with Moroccan officials on human rights matters in general and on women's rights in particular, with the aim of improving their situation."
She will confer with several members of the Moroccan cabinet, including the Prime Minister, the minister of justice, the minister of public service and administrative reform and the minister in charge of women condition, family and childhood protection and disabled persons' integration.
She will also meet the chairman of the supreme court and the chairman of the Human Rights Advisory Council, as well as civil society and human rights activists, ngos dealing with women and children's issues and executives from the Moroccan press trade union, and from the Moroccan section of Amnesty international. She will also visit the Observatory of children's rights.
The visit winds up on February 9.
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