Rabat - Here follows a statement by the Ministry of the Royal Household, Protocol and Chancellery:
"The Ministry of the Royal Household, Protocol and Chancellery announces that, taking into consideration the preventive measures taken within the framework of the state of health emergency declared to combat the spread of the Covid-19 virus, it has been decided to postpone all activities, festivities and ceremonies planned on the occasion of the celebration of the 21st anniversary of the accession of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, may God assist him, to the Throne of His Glorious Ancestors.
In this regard, it was decided to postpone the reception ceremony chaired by HM the King on this glorious occasion, the oath-taking ceremony of the graduate officers of the various military, paramilitary and civil schools and institutes, the ceremony of allegiance to the Commander of the Faithful, may God preserve him, the torch-lit parade organized by the Royal Guard, as well as all the parades and events attended by a large number of citizens.
On this glorious occasion, His Majesty the King, may God preserve him, will address a speech to His faithful people, which will be broadcast on radio and TV channels on July 29th at 9:00 pm. His Majesty will also symbolically chair a reception on July 30, 2020.