Rabat, Aug. 20 -- In his speech for Revolution Day, King Mohammed VI encouraged Moroccan youth not to discount vocational training. The King recommended vocational training as a means to reduce the unemployment rate and social disparities, particularly in rural areas.

The King recalled that Morocco has already put in place a national program to reduce social disparities with a budget of MAD 50 billion for the period 2016-2022.

The program seeks to improve access to education, vocational training opportunities and social welfare programs in rural areas of the kingdom.

The King also emphasized the importance of reinforcing the agricultural sector. He also drew attention to the need for development of rural tourism, commerce, and local in...