Youssef Amrani and Mohammed Benchaaboun appointed as Ambassador by King Mohammed VI

His Excellency Mr. Youssef Amrani was named Ambassador to the European Union, while Mohammed Benchaaboun was named Ambassador to the France by His Majesty King Mohammed VI.

The decision was made in a statement following a ministerial council in Fez presided over by King Mohammed VI. 

According to the statement, Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Bourita and Head of Government Aziz Akhannoch both recommended Amrani to be Morocco’s ambassador to the EU.

Amrani worked at the foreign ministry for several years, most recently as Morocco’s ambassador to South Africa.

Amrani was also a part of the royal cabinet from 2013 to 2018.

Benchaaboun was the CEO of BCP bank, one of Morocco’s top institutions, before being appointed finance minister in 2018.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, he stood out for his leadership and well-thought-out efforts, as his department rose to prominence as one of the top performing ministries in minimizing, containing, and preparing for a comeback.

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