Council of Ministers: investment charter, health care, appointments

King Mohammed VI, accompanied by Crown Prince Moulay El-Hassan, presided over a meeting of the Council of Ministers at the Royal Palace in Rabat on Wednesday, during which two draft framework laws, a law, two draft decrees and a series of international conventions were adopted. This is stated in the press release of the spokesman of the royal palace, Mr. Abdelhak Lamrini.

Here is a translation of this press release:

“His Majesty King Mohammed VI, accompanied by His Highness the Crown Prince Moulay Al-Hassan, presided over the Council of Ministers on Wednesday, 13 Du Al-Hijjah 1443 AH, corresponding to 13 July 2022, at the Royal Palace in Rabat, during which he proceeded to adoption of two draft framework laws, a draft law, as well as two decrees and international conventions.

Draft framework law on the national health care system

“At the start of the Council’s work, the Minister for Health and Social Protection presented to His Majesty the King a presentation on the draft framework law relating to the national health care system, which was drawn up in response to Her Majesty’s instructions to review the health care system so that it corresponded to the task of generalizing social protection established by the Sovereign.

“This structural reform project is based on four main pillars:

“The first pillar: adoption of proper management aimed at strengthening mechanisms for regulating the actions of subjects and consolidating hospital management and territorial planning of the health care offer at all levels:

– Strategic: through the creation of the Higher Health Protection Authority, the Agency for Medicines and Medical Products, and the Agency for Blood and its Derivatives.

– Central: by reviewing the tasks, functions and organization of the central administration.

– Territorial: through the creation of territorial groups of health care, which will be primarily responsible for the development and implementation of the national regional program and strengthening the mechanisms of cooperation and partnership between the public and private sectors.

“The second support: the development of human resources, in particular through the development of a law on public health care, with the aim of motivating human capital in the public sector, reducing the current shortage of human resources, reforming the education system, in addition to opening up foreign medical skills and encouraging Moroccan medical managers who live in border, to return to practice in their country.

“The third pillar: improving health care offerings to meet the expectations of Moroccans to facilitate access to health services, improve their quality and fair distribution of hospital services in the national territory by means of rehabilitation structures of primary care, modernization of hospitals, implementation of the obligation to adhere to the course of treatment, in addition to creating system of accreditation of health care institutions.

“The fourth pillar refers to the digitization of the health care system by implementing an integrated computer system for the grouping, processing and use of basic information related to the health care system.

Investment charter

“Later, the minister-delegate to the head of government, responsible for investment, convergence and evaluation of public policy, made a presentation on the draft framework law that forms the Investment Charter, in which he emphasized that this draft interferes with the implementation of the orientations of the High Kingdom in order to grant Morocco the Charter competitive investments.

“This project aims to improve the impact of investment, particularly in terms of creating permanent employment opportunities and reducing disparities between provinces and prefectures in terms of investment attractiveness.

“It also aims to channel investment into high value-added manufacturing sectors, to achieve sustainable development, in addition to enhancing the Kingdom’s attractiveness, capable of making it a continental and international direct investment pole. (FDI), improving the business climate, promoting investment and increasing the contribution of domestic and foreign private investments.

“To achieve these goals, a support mechanism dedicated to strategic projects and three special support mechanisms have been created to assist small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and Moroccan companies that plan to develop their potential internationally.

“The minister confirmed that the government has also adopted a number of parallel measures to accelerate projects related to the simplification and digitization of procedures, facilitating access to land, improving governance and increasing the participation of the private and banking sectors in the field of investment.

“The Council of Ministers approved these two projects: the draft framework law on the national health care system and the draft framework law on the Investment Charter.

One bill, two draft decrees

“The Council also successively adopted a draft law and two draft orders:

“The draft law on firearms, their parts, components, accessories and ammunition for them. This text aims to modernize and improve the legal arsenal relating to firearms for civilian use to keep up with social and technological changes, through the creation of a national electronic register of firearms, as well as the organization and control of their sale and possession. various firearms. The text also provides provisions regulating the operations of importing and exporting these weapons from the territory of the country.

“Draft order on control over export and import of dual-purpose goods, civil and military, as well as related services. This text defines the representatives of the Administration in the Special Commission for these goods and the methods of granting, changing, suspending and revoking licenses for their export and import, as well as the conditions and methods of appointing agents authorized to detect violations of the provisions of the law relating to such property.

“Draft order on additions to the order on the provision on military attachés, their deputies and other servicemen attached to them. This text is aimed at creating the post of military attaché at the Kingdom’s embassies in India and Turkey.

16 contracts

“As part of strengthening cooperation and partnership networks linking Morocco with many fraternal and friendly countries, as well as diversifying their spheres, the Council of Ministers approved sixteen international conventions, including nine bilateral and seven multilateral ones.

bilateral agreements relating to the African region in the fields of transport, logistics, promotion and protection of investments, the Persian Gulf and the Middle East region in the fields of economy, trade, tourism and business cooperation, the European region in the fields of education and Moroccan workers abroad, and the Asian region in the air transport sector .

“Of international conventions, three of them concern the establishment of the headquarters of the Pan-African Youth Union in Morocco, the recognition of higher education diplomas and their levels in African countries, and the establishment of the African Technical Cooperation Programme.

“The rest of the conventions relate to joining the Council of Europe Convention on the manipulation of sports competitions, the creation of the International Maritime Navigation Facility Fund, the payment of alimony (nafaq) abroad for the benefit of children and families, as well as the protection of workers from occupational hazards.

Appointment

“And in accordance with the provisions of Article 49 of the Constitution and at the proposal of the Head of the Government:

– And on the initiative of the Minister of Economy and Finance, His Majesty the King was kind enough to appoint:

Mr. Khalid Safirchief executive officer of Caisse de Dépôt et de Gestion;

Mr. Abdellatif Zagnoungeneral director of the National Agency for Strategic Management of State Participation and Monitoring of the Activities of State Institutions and Companies.

– And on the initiative of the Minister of Agriculture, Sea Fisheries, Rural Development, Water and Forests, His Majesty the King appointed:

“Mr. Nureddin ButayebChairman of the Board of Crédit Agricole du Maroc;

“Mr. Abderrahim Khoumigeneral director of the National Agency of Water Resources and Forests;

– And on the initiative of the minister-delegate under the head of the government, responsible for investments, convergence and assessment of state policy, His Majesty the King kindly appointed:

“Mr Ali SeddiqiCEO of the Moroccan Investment and Export Development Agency AMDIE.

“At the end of the work of the Council, the Minister of Internal Affairs presented to His Majesty the King a presentation of measures designed to implement the High Royal Instruction on organization of the Moroccan Jewish community.

“These measures are based on the highest responsibility placed on His Majesty the King as Amir Al-Muminin and guarantor of free worship for all Moroccans, of all religious denominations together, and dedicated Jewish tribute as a component of the rich Moroccan culture of its many tributaries.

“The mechanism presented to His Highness the King, drawn up after extensive consultation with representatives of the Jewish community and individuals belonging to it, includes the following powers:

“1- The National Council of the Jewish Community of Morocco:

“It is concerned with managing the affairs of the community and safeguarding the heritage and religious and cultural influence of Judaism and its authentic Moroccan values. Regional committees that emerge from the Council will be responsible for managing the issues and day-to-day affairs of community members.

“2- Commission of Moroccan Jews Abroad:

“This is aimed at strengthening the ties of Moroccan Jews living abroad with their country of origin, to strengthen their religious and cultural influence and to protect the highest interests of the Kingdom.

« 3- The basis of Moroccan Judaism:

“Its mission is to promote and monitor the intangible heritage of Judea and Morocco, protect its traditions and preserve its characteristics.” [FIN DU COMMUNIQUÉ]

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