King Mohammed VI presided on Thursday at the Royal Palace in Marrakesh, a Council of Ministers, whose work has focused on compulsory military service.
The two draft decrees relating to this service were approved. They are aimed respectively at determining the methods of selection and integration of conscripts for military service, the rule of granting exemptions from this service, as well as determining the procedure for the execution of this service for women and men, beside Moroccans residing abroad (MRE). The texts also set wages, allowances and benefits granted to recruits.
As part of the implementation of the provisions of the law on military service, the Sovereign also gave instructions for the recruitment of 10,000 soldiers during the current year, a figure that will be increased to 15,000 in 2020.
On another matter, the Sovereign inquired about the level of filling of the dams. According to the Minister of Equipment, Transport, Logistics and Water, the filling rate reached 64% against 39% last year.