Morocco king deplores 'social inequality'

A handout picture released by the Moroccan Royal Palace shows Morocco's King Mohammed VI (C) delivering a speech marking the 15th anniversary of his coronation, on July 30, 2014, in RabatMorocco’s King Mohammed VI on Wednesday deplored the persistence of serious “social inequalities” in the kingdom in a speech marking the 15th anniversary of his accession to the throne. While he spoke of “progress made”, the king deplored the unequal distribution of wealth in the country, urging a report to assess the “value of Morocco between 1999 and 2013”. “If Morocco has seen tangible advances, reality confirms that this wealth does not benefit all citizens,” he said. He added that he had noticed “the depth of social inequalities between Moroccans” during tours of the kingdom.

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