NEW DELHI || The Moroccan Embassy in India celebrated the 21st anniversary of its King Mohammed VI’s accession to the throne. With the COVID19 pandemic throwing normal life into disarray, the event was held in virtual mode.
Diplomatic corps accredited in New Delhi, the Indian authorities and various political and institutional figures and the business world took part in the event. Addressing the gathering, the Moroccan envoy to India Mohamed Maliki, said that “much more than a simple celebration, the feast of the Throne constitutes an occasion to renew the mutual allegiance between the Throne and the people“.
He added that the event was also always an opportunity to take stock of what has been accomplished and also allows us to glimpse the future and the way forward in the various fields, noted the Moroccan diplomat.
Maliki also recalled that a strong impetus was given to Moroccan-Indian relations after the historic visit of HM King Mohammed VI to India in 2015 and the meeting of the Sovereign with the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, during which the two Heads of State decided to elevate bilateral relations to the rank of Strategic Partnership.
Minister of State in charge of Foreign Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs, Vellamvelly Muraleedharan, who was the guest of honour at this ceremony, highlighted the excellence of the relations between Morocco and India for a long time.
He also recalled that HM the King’s visit to India in 2015 had “been of great importance in the process of consolidating bilateral relations between the two brotherly countries”.
Likewise, Muraleedharan did not fail to thank Morocco for facilitating the mission to repatriate Indian nationals to Morocco against the backdrop of the Covid-19 crisis.
Also took part in this ceremony, the Ambassador of the Dominican Republic in India, Hans Dannenberg Castellanos, also Dean of the Diplomatic Corps accredited to India, as well as eminent businessmen and great personalities including the former Ambassador Zikru Rahman, director of the Indian Islamic Center in New Delhi, the boss of the Indian conglomerate Tata Sons, Ratan Tata and the president of RJ Corp present in Morocco, Ravi Kant Jaipuria.
This virtual celebration was also marked by the intervention of the Ambassador of Eritrea to India, Alem Tsehaye Woldemariam, also Dean of the Group of African Heads of Missions in India, who thanked the Kingdom for the delivery, on High Royal Instructions, of medical aids to several African countries to support them in their efforts to fight Covid-19.