RABAT, Morocco (PANA) - Moroccan King Mohammed VI declared Saturday that all civilisation's peoples have the right to choose the type of democracy which conforms with its history and level of economic and social development.
In a message to an international symposium on the theme
as Seen By the South in Assilah, northern Morocco, the king said it
was necessary to take
the specific conditions of countries in
the South in their efforts to acquire an authentic democratic
The young king, who came to the throne more than a year ago, spoke
against the tendency
to export the western democratic system to
countries in the South.
The democratic concept in countries of the South requires
democracies in the North to be conscious that their support towards
democracies in the South does not entail exporting their system,
the king told the meeting.
He appealed to countries in the North
to rather understand the
specificity of the democratic models chosen by countries in the South
to construct their democratic regimes.
He also called on countries in the North to provide additional financial support towards democracies in the South, particularly by alleviating the debt burden.