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RUSSIAN PRESIDENT PUTIN VISITS MOROCCO
Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and Morocco's King Mohammed VI arrive at the King's palace in Casablanca on September 7, 2006. Putin visits Morocco on his mission to expand Russia's reach in Africa. (UPI Photo/Anatoli Zhdanov)
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Mohammed VI, (Arabic: محمد السادس‎) (born 21 August 1963) is the present King of Morocco and self-appointed Amir al-Mu'minin (commander of the faithful). He ascended to the throne on 23 July 1999 upon the death of his father.

On the day of his birth, he was appointed Heir Apparent and Crown Prince. His father, King Hassan II, was keen on giving him a religious and political education from an early age. At the age of four, he started attending the Qur'anic school at the Royal Palace, and received a religious and traditional education.

After primary and secondary studies at the Royal College and after he received his Baccalaureate in 1981, Mohammed obtained in 1985 a Bachelor's degree in law at the College of law of the Mohammed V University at Agdal in Rabat. His research paper dealt with "the Arab-African Union and the Strategy of the Kingdom of Morocco in matters of International Relations". He has also frequented the Imperial College and University of Rabat. In the same year of 1985 he was appointed President of the Pan Arab Games and commissioned Colonel Major of the Royal Moroccan Army on 26 November, and Coordinator of the Offices and Services of the Royal Armed Forces until 1994.

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