• Short Summary

    KING HASSAN SAID IN FEZ, YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) THAT A COMPULSORY MILITARY SERVICE WOULD BE INTRODUCED IN MOROCCO TO TRAIN MEN IN SKILLS NEEDED FOR THE COUNTRY'S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND TO INSTIL IN THEM A SPIRIT OF DISCIPLINE.

  • Description

    KING HASSAN SAID IN FEZ, YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) THAT A COMPULSORY MILITARY SERVICE WOULD BE INTRODUCED IN MOROCCO TO TRAIN MEN IN SKILLS NEEDED FOR THE COUNTRY'S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND TO INSTIL IN THEM A SPIRIT OF DISCIPLINE. THE KING WAS ADDRESSING A CROWD OF ABOUT 30,000 IN THE FORECOURT OF THE ROYAL PALACE AT FEZ DURING CELEBRATIONS MARKING THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF MOROCCO'S INDEPENDENCE FROM FRANCE.

    HIS SPEECH DEALT MAINLY WITH DOMESTIC MATTERS - INDUSTRIAL AND ECONOMIC EXPANSION AND PROGRESS IN EDUCATION AND AGRICULTURE. HE MADE A BRIEF MENTION OF FOREIGN POLICY, BUT DID NOT REFER TO MOROCCO'S CURRENT DIFFICULTIES WITH FRANCE FOLLOWING THE ABDUCTION OF THE MOROCCAN OPPOSITION LEADER, M. BEN BARKA.

    THE KING ALSO MADE NO REFERENCE TO THE PRESENT POLITICAL SITUATION IN MOROCCO. HE ASSUMED EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE POWERS LAST JUNE WHEN HE DISSOLVED PARLIAMENT BECAUSE OF PARTY STRIFE.

    IN A BRIEF REFERENCE TO FOREIGN AFFAIRS, HE SAID MOROCCO WOULD CONTINUE TO SUPPORT THE UNITED NATIONS AND ADHERE TO A POLICY OF NON-ALIGNMENT. PRIORITY WOULD BE GIVEN TO MAGHREB (NORTH) AFRICAN UNITY, WHICH HE SAID, WOULD ENABLE THE FOUR MAGHREB COUNTRIES - ALGERIA, LIBYA, MOROCCO AND TUNISIA - TO STRENGTHEN THEIR LINKS WITH ARAB AND AFRICAN COUNTRIES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEOWNP06CBYYOZISPS8ZC5Z7BE
    Media URN:
    VLVAEOWNP06CBYYOZISPS8ZC5Z7BE
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/03/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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