During his speech, the Minister of Economy and Finance
was proud ofHis Majesty's trust in him and paid tribute to Mr. Nizar Baraka for
the effort s made these last two years when he was Minister of Economy and
Finance. He, at the same time, thanked Mr. Aziz Akhanouch for his commitment and
support to the officials of the MEF when he served as Acting Minister of Economy
Addressing the MEF officials, Mr. Boussaid stated that this
Department is full of skills and competent officials and stressed the MEF's role
in supporting Morocco's major projects. He, therefore, affirmed that significant
challenges await the Ministry to promote the national economy and strengthen
Mr. Boussaid also called on officials to further develop team
spirit and cohesion within the MEF and stressed the importance of speed in
decision-making to meet the challenges.
For his part, Mr. Driss El Azami El Idrissi was proud of His
Majesty's renewed confidence in him. He congratulated, on this occasion, Mr.
Boussaid for his appointment as Minister of the MEF.
Mr. El Azami, who highlighted the difficult conditions of the
Moroccan economy over the last twenty months, welcomed the commitment of
officials and executives to overcome these difficulties. He, in addition,
affirmed that the appointment of the new government must be seen as a new
beginning for a general mobilization in the MEF. The Deputy Minister also
insisted on maintaining team spirit, the spirit of commitment and rapid
In his speech, Mr. Akhanouch wished success to Mr. Boussaid in
his new role and called the officials and executives of the MEF to give him all
the necessary support.
Finally, Mr. Khalid Safir, the Secretary General of the MEF,
congratulated Mr. Boussaid and Mr. El Azami and thanked Mr. Akhanouch for the
efforts he has made during the period of his acting appointment in the MEF which
he described as rich in terms of decision making and management.