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Saturday 17 April 2021

Social Protection Generalization to Strengthen Morocco’s Stability in MENA Region (Brazilian Expert)

Social Protection Generalization to Strengthen Morocco’s Stability in MENA Region (Brazilian Expert)

The project aimed at generalizing social protection, launched last Wednesday by HM the King, strengthens the stability enjoyed by Morocco in the MENA region, underlined the Brazilian expert in international relations Altair de Sousa Maia.

"Social protection and political stability are the major pillars of growth and development," Maia told MAP.

For the international expert, "the wise policy led by His Majesty King Mohammed VI has made Morocco one of the most stable countries in Africa and the Maghreb".

Social protection, which is the "primary function" of the State, is more effective when it is generalized to all the categories of society, he added, noting that Morocco has made the preservation of dignity of the citizen and the promotion of his social situation a priority in public policies.

"When the State is concerned about the social situation of its citizens, it is the whole process of development and the quest for prosperity for the people that benefits from it. It is a concern that also strengthens the feeling of pride, of belonging and citizenship," said the former professor at the Catholic University of Brasilia.

The informal sector, in all societies, is the sector least supported by the State. By extending social protection to workers in the informal sector, Morocco sets an example in the promotion of "social rights", he pointed out.

HM King Mohammed VI chaired, Wednesday at the Royal Palace of Fez, the launching ceremony of the implementation of the project of generalization of social protection and the signing of the first related agreements.

This Royal project, which will initially benefit farmers, craftsmen and professionals, traders and independent service providers subject to the unified professional contribution scheme (CPU), the auto-entrepreneur scheme or the accounting scheme, will be extended, in a second phase, to other categories with a view to ensuring the effective generalization of social protection to all citizens.

MAP 17 avril 2021