Council of Ministers: investment charter, health, appointments

King Mohammed VI, accompanied by Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan, presided at the Royal Palace in Rabat on Wednesday at a meeting of the Council of Ministers during which two draft framework laws, a law, two draft decrees and a number of international conventions were adopted. , indicates a press release from the official representative of the Royal Palace, Mr. Abdelhak Lamrini.

Here is a translation of that press release:

“His Majesty King Mohammed VI, accompanied by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay El-Hassan, presided this Wednesday, 13 du al-Hijja 1443 AH, which corresponds to 13 July 2022, at the Royal Palace in Rabat, at the Council of Ministers, on in which he acted with the adoption of two framework bills, a bill, as well as two decrees and international conventions.

Draft Framework Law on the National Health System

“At the commencement of the Council, the Minister of Health and Social Affairs presented to His Majesty the King a presentation of a draft framework law concerning the national health system, which was drawn up in pursuance of the High Royal Directions for the revision of the health system so that it corresponds to the goal of universal social protection prescribed by the Sovereign.

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

“First pillar: introduction of good governance aimed at strengthening the mechanisms for regulating the actions of subjects and consolidating hospital management and territorial planning of the health care supply at all levels:

– Strategic: through the establishment of the Higher Health Authority, the Agency for Medicines and Health Products and the Agency for Blood and Blood Derivatives.

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

– Territorial: through the establishment of territorial health teams that will be primarily responsible for the development and implementation of the national regional program and the strengthening of mechanisms for cooperation and partnerships between the public and private sectors.

“Second Pillar: development of human resources, in particular through the development of a health law, with the aim of motivating human capital in the public sector, reducing the existing shortage of personnel, reforming the training system, in addition to opening up foreign medical skills and encouraging Moroccan heads of medical institutions living abroad to return to practice in their own country.

“Third Pillar: modernizing health services to meet the expectations of Moroccans in terms of facilitating access to health services, improving their quality and equitable distribution of hospital services throughout the country through the restoration of primary health facilities, modernizing hospitals, introducing a duty to comply with treatment, in addition to creating a system of accreditation of health care institutions .

“The Fourth Pillar refers to the digitization of the healthcare system through the implementation of an integrated computer system for grouping, processing and using basic information related to the healthcare system.

Investment charter

“Subsequently, the Minister Delegate to the Head of Government responsible for Investment, Convergence and Public Policy Evaluation, presented a presentation of the draft framework law forming the Investment Charter, in which he emphasized that this project interferes with the implementation of the High Royal Directions. seeking to endow Morocco with a Charter for Competitive Investments.

“This project is aimed at improving the return on investment, in particular in terms of creating permanent employment opportunities and reducing the disparity 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 strengthening the Kingdom’s attractiveness to make it a continental and international pole in private equity. (FDI), improving the business climate, facilitating investment operations and increasing the contribution of domestic and foreign private investment.

“In order to achieve these goals, a support mechanism has been created dedicated to strategic projects and three specific support mechanisms to promote small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and Moroccan companies that plan to develop their capabilities internationally.

“The minister confirmed that the government has also taken a number of parallel measures to accelerate projects related to the simplification and digitization of procedures, easier access to land, improved governance and increased participation of the private and banking sectors in investment.

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

One bill, two draft decrees

“The Council also successively adopted a bill and two draft resolutions:

“Bill on Firearms, Parts, Components, Accessories and Ammunition. This text aims to modernize and improve the legal arsenal relating to firearms for civilian use to accompany social and technological change, and this through the creation of a national electronic firearms registry and the organization and control of the sale and ownership of firearms. various firearms. The text also contains provisions governing the import and export of these weapons from the national territory.

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

“Draft Decree Supplementing the Decree on the Position of Military Attachés, their deputies and other military personnel assigned to them. This text aims to create a post of military attaché at the Kingdom’s embassies in India and Turkey.

16 agreements

“In the framework of strengthening the networks of cooperation and partnership linking Morocco with many fraternal and friendly countries and diversifying their areas of activity, the Council of Ministers approved sixteen international conventions, including nine bilateral and seven multilateral.

bilateral agreements concern the African region in the field of transport, logistics, investment promotion and protection, the Gulf region and the Middle East in the field of economy, trade, tourism and business cooperation, the European region in the field of education and Moroccan workers abroad. , as well as the Asian direction in the air transport sector.

“Taking into account 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 remaining conventions concern accession to the Council of Europe Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions, the establishment of the International Maritime Aids Fund, the payment of alimony (nafaka) abroad in favor of children and families, and the protection of workers from occupational hazards.

Appointments

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

– And on the initiative of the Minister of Economy and Finance, His Majesty the King kindly appointed:

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

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

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

“Mr Noorreddin ButayebChairman of the Board of the Crédit Agricole du Maroc;

“Mr. Abderrahim HoumiDirector General of the National Agency for Water and Forest Resources;

– And on the initiative of the Minister Delegate to the Head of Government in charge of Investment, Convergence and Public Policy Evaluation, His Majesty the King has graciously appointed:

“Mr. Ali SeddiquiDirector General of the Moroccan Investment and Export Promotion Agency AMDIE.

“Following the conclusion of the work of the Council, the Minister of the Interior presented His Majesty the King with an idea of ​​​​the measures developed in pursuance of the High Royal Instructions regarding organization of the Moroccan Jewish community.

“These measures are based on the supreme responsibility entrusted to His Majesty the King as Amir Al-Mu’minin and guarantor of free worship for all Moroccans, all religious denominations combined, and come to dedicate the Jewish influx as a component of the rich Moroccan culture of his numerous tributaries.

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

“1- National Council of the Moroccan Jewish Community:

“He oversees the administration of public affairs and the protection of the heritage, religious and cultural influence of Judaism and its authentic Moroccan values. Regional committees, originating from the Council, will be responsible for dealing with the issues and day-to-day affairs of the members of the community.

“2- Commission of Moroccan Jews Abroad:

“He works to strengthen the bonds of Moroccan Jews established abroad with their country of origin, strengthen their religious and cultural influence and protect the highest interests of the Kingdom.

« 3- Foundation of Moroccan Judaism:

“Its mission is to promote and safeguard the Judeo-Moroccan intangible heritage, protect its traditions and preserve its characteristics.” [FIN DU COMMUNIQUÉ]

Read about the reform of the public sector and the appointment of the Director General of the National Agency for the Strategic Management of State Shares and Monitoring the Activities of State Institutions and Enterprises:

EEP reform: Here are the details of the draft framework law

CES Reform: Here is a list of shares held under the auspices of the Agency

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