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Rachad Bouhlal

Occupation  Diplomat

Name  Rachad Bouhlal
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Preceded by  vacant September 2011–January 2012 Aziz Mekouar
Born  26 August 1951 (age 64) Rabat, Morocco (1951-08-26)
Alma mater  l’Ecole superieure de commerce et d’administration des entreprises de Rouen

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Rachad Bouhlal (Arabic: رشاد بوهلال‎‎; born 26 August 1951, Rabat) is a Moroccan diplomat. He has been the ambassador of Morocco to Japan since 2016, succeeding Samir Arrour.


He has been the ambassador of Morocco to the United States from 18 January 2012 to 2016, succeeding Aziz Mekouar.

Bouhlal attended the Mission laïque française secondary education establishment Lycée Descartes of Rabat, where graduated in 1970.


In May 2014, it was revealed that Rachad Bouhlal tried to pressure the Project On Middle East Democracy (POMED) into stripping journalists Ali Anouzla and Aboubakr Jamai, founders of the now censored Lakome news site, of the journalistic award they had given them. Both independent journalists were renowned for their independence and criticism of the policies of Mohammed VI.


  • Knight Grand Cross in the Order of the Crown.
  • Knight Grand Cross in the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.
  • References

    Rachad Bouhlal Wikipedia

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