Following a call for applications launched as part of the mobility operation for the year 2023 for the staff of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans residing abroad, 23 new Consuls General were appointed in several countries, i.e. 38% of the total number of consular posts.
A press release from the ministry specifies that this mobility took into consideration the strong presence of the Moroccan community in certain regions of the world, noting, for this purpose, that the two consular posts in Libya will be reopened, namely Tripoli and Benghazi, as well as the operationalization of the opening of the Consulate General of the Kingdom of Morocco in Miami, in order to alleviate the pressure on the Consulate General of the Kingdom of Morocco in New York and the consular service in Washington.
The same source specifies that 39% of appointed Consuls General are women, occupying important consular posts, particularly in the United States of America, Canada and Italy, increasing the overall rate of female Consul Generals by 28% in 2022. to 37% in 2023.
In a dynamic of promotion, 22% of the positions filled were allocated to Consuls General who succeeded in their mission to occupy more strategic or larger consular positions, it is noted.
Similarly, and in a spirit of promoting consular referents, 26% of newly appointed Consuls General are former Consuls General with experience of responsibility at the Central Service or at the level of Diplomatic Missions and consular posts, continues the Ministry, noting that in a dynamic aimed at reconciling rejuvenation and confirmed experience, 52% of the Consuls General concerned by this movement are appointed for the first time.
Among all the new appointments, 78% have already made a passage through a consular post and 22% come from other areas of diplomacy, it is specified.
Also, and in a logic of enhancement of the consular sector, this mobility saw the appointment of two directors and a former director of the Central Administration to the post of Consul General.