On the occasion of the 68th anniversary of the Revolution of the King and the People, King Mohammed VI addressed Friday August 20, a speech to the Nation. In his speech, the King underlined that this revolution is more than a historical event frozen in time. Because, always in constant regeneration, it does not cease to inspire, in generations of citizens, the authentic love of the Fatherland and, by natural corollary, the ardor to defend the country, its institutions and its sacred symbols.
In addition to the King’s messages addressed to his dear people, in particular the significance of this event for the Moroccan people, the Sovereign also expressed, in a firm tone, that Morocco has indeed changed, but not in a sense that goes against the wishful thinking of its critics.
Already, the Kingdom no longer accepts that its best interests are abused. On the other hand, it is keen to establish solid, constructive and balanced relations, in particular with neighboring countries.
In a detailed analysis of this historic speech of King Mohammed VI, the political scientist Mohamed Bouden considered that “the royal speech on the occasion of the 68th anniversary of the Revolution of the King and the People represents a new burst of energy for a courageous nation determined to succeed. It is certain that this speech will have a distant resonance so as to materialize the desired fruits of the priorities of the Kingdom of Morocco and of its major causes.
The head of the Atlas Center for the Analysis of Political and Institutional Indicators argues that “the royal speech on the occasion of the 68th anniversary of the revolution of the king and the people gave renewed content to the epic of August 20. In this sense, he considered that this speech “underlined the continuity of the spirit of this epic animates the will of Morocco” to project itself into its future with a close interdependence between democratic and development issues at the internal level and external issues with a responsible approach to face challenges, absorb crises and neutralize threats.
According to the head of the Atlas Center for Analysis of Political and Institutional Indicators, the royal speech stressed that “the status quo in relations with certain parties is no longer an option”.
” King Mohammed VI presented a renewed definition of sovereignty, which means that Morocco takes its destiny in hand through its ancient history, with a Citizen Monarchy guaranteeing its stability and a courageous and realistic approach. », Supports the political scientist. And to add: “it is this inner strength which constitutes the secret of its immunity and its development in its environment and of its fruitful participation on the international and regional scene.“.
Bouden did not fail to stop in front of the threats facing Morocco. In this wake, he felt that the speech of August 20 was that of self-confidence par excellence. It is a speech that paid particular attention to the threats facing the Kingdom “by warning against the methodical targeting of the Kingdom and its moral and institutional capital”. Because, he says, “some hostile parties do not want to see Morocco as a coherent flame, as a developed and stable country in a volatile environment which uses all its constructive power and the ideals in which it believes to make the region not only a place located somewhere on the world map, but rather a balanced equation based on mutual respect, far from any haughty attitude ”.
“Throughout its history, the Moroccan nation has worked to formulate solutions to its unique challenges and particularities. Consequently, the correlation between each success that Morocco achieves and any high price paid to the detriment of freedoms and human rights is no longer possible, ”argues Bouden.
” National security institutions represent a cornerstone in the equation of Moroccan success with their professionalism, efficiency, continuous vigilance and determination to achieve objectives. Therefore, some parties do not want to see Morocco as an African country in the big league when it comes to security and intelligence. These parties were ready to lead a malicious campaign of slander with the aim of covering up the glaring truth and conspiring against Morocco under strange and different pretexts and slogans ”, explains Bouden.
The King’s speech on the occasion of the 68th anniversary of the King’s and People’s Revolution ” was a decisive speech on the course of Morocco, which will continue its way come what may.
In addition to “the King’s affirmation that certain ideas inherited from the past should no longer exist in today’s world”, this speech “S‘inscribed’ in line with the King’s speech at the summit Morocco-Golf Country Summit in April 2016, and which remains a real roadmap and an in-depth analysis of what happened and is happening today Bouden noted.
Stressing not without pride that “Morocco, under the leadership of His Majesty King Mohammed VI and thanks to its many assets, has become an essential focal point in the Mediterranean, Maghreb and even Atlantic areas”, highlights Bouden.
On this basis, he alludes to the international powers which seek to curb the momentum taken by the Kingdom which continues to extend its geostrategic influence. For him, the reasoning according to “urging Morocco to reduce its speed to suit those of certain countries in the region will lead to a result” is wrong. Because, he argues “Morocco has the genius and ambition to always do more, and the idea of maintaining a high level somewhere and preventing others from reaching the same level no longer makes sense today. “.
“As for the Moroccan relations with Spain and France, first and second commercial partners, it is clear that His Majesty the King, through his personal follow-up, wants to establish strong and lasting relations with a logic turned towards the future and based on the priorities of Morocco and these two European countries ”.
“It is therefore a careful geostrategic reading and a strong position to create a breakthrough in partnership relations that seek to achieve common objectives based on the foundations of trust, transparency, mutual respect and the fulfillment of commitments and that Morocco’s diversification of its partners has never been to the detriment of its traditional partners, ”concludes the political scientist.