Paris, June 18, 2011
President Sarkozy hails the major institutional changes which King Mohammed VI announced to the Moroccan people yesterday.
In keeping with his commitments and following broad-based consultations, King Mohammed VI proposed democratically adopting reforms by referendum that will represent key advances, both with respect to public freedoms and individual rights and to strengthening the rule of law and taking into account Morocco’s cultural diversity. Important tasks entrusted to the prime minister, such as instituting a strict separation of powers, will make it possible to create a new constitutional balance benefiting elected institutions while fully respecting the monarchy.
Through this resolute approach, which is mindful of the aspirations of his people, King Mohammed VI is paving the way to a profound, peaceful and modern transformation of Moroccan institutions and society. France fully supports this exemplary approach./.