(MENAFN - Morocco World News) A ceremony was held, on Saturday in Rabat, at the headquarters of the General Staff of the Royal Armed Forces (FAR) on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of FAR.
After saluting the national flag, the Order of the Day addressed by King Mohammed VI, Supreme Commander and Chief of general Staff of the Royal Armed Forces, to officers, non-commissioned officers and privates was read out. On this occasion, several officers, non-commissioned officers and privates were awarded wissams granted by the sovereign. The ceremony, chaired by General de Corps d’Armee Bouchaib Arroub, inspector general of the FAR and commander of the southern zone, was marked by the organization of a military parade in which took part the different units and detachments of the headquarters of the Royal Armed Forces’ General Staff. The FAR anniversary is an opportunity to pay tribute to this institution that has been endeavoring to defend the territorial integrity of Morocco, consolidate national and international solidarity and preserve world peace. In addition to their main mission of protecting Morocco's sovereignty, the Moroccan army has been involved, since it was created on May 14, 1956, in civil and humanitarian missions, at the service of Moroccans in times of crisis as well as populations of the world, particularly in periods of war and instability, in accordance with their eternal motto: God, the homeland, the King. With MAP