Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan will represent King Mohammed VI at the official funeral of former French President Jacques Chirac. The announcement was made this Sunday by the Royal Cabinet. Indeed, for health reasons, the Sovereign will not be able to go to France for this purpose.
The same source said that the king “recently contracted acute bilateral pneumonitis of viral origin”, pointing out that his personal doctor has therefore prescribed a medical rest of a few days.
King Mohammed VI “had planned to go to France, in order to present, in a private capacity, his condolences to the family and relatives of the late President Jacques Chirac, in view of the strong and deep relations that have always linked the two families and to the special affection and consideration given by the Sovereign to this great friend of Morocco”, we can also read in the press release.
Note that the funeral of the late president, who died last Thursday at the age of 86, will take place this Monday, September 30.
Recall that King Mohammed VI sent a message of condolence to the French President, Emmanuel Macron, following the death of Jacques Chirac, in which the Sovereign “greeted the memory of a great statesman who dedicated his life to the political determination, nobility and a constant concern for the well-being of his fellow citizens”.