US Awards Moroccan King With Legion of Merit, Degree Chief Commander

US Awards Moroccan King With Legion of Merit, Degree Chief Commander

Washington, January 16 (TNA) The United States President Donald J Trump has awarded the Legion of Merit, Degree Chief Commander, to His Majesty Mohammed VI, King of Morocco, an official statement from the White House has said.

The Legion of Merit, Degree Chief Commander, is a rarely-awarded, prestigious decoration that can only be bestowed by the President, typically to chiefs of state or heads of government of other countries. Over his more than two decades of leadership, King Mohammed VI has advanced the deep and enduring partnership between the Kingdom of Morocco and the United States across all domains.

His vision and personal courage—including his decision to resume ties with the State of Israel—have positively reshaped the landscape of the Middle East and North Africa and ushered in a new era of security and prosperity for both our countries and the world. Morocco’s Ambassador to the United States, Her Highness Princess Lalla Joumala, accepted the award on behalf of the King in a private ceremony.

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