Dr. Abdellatif Filali
Filali at Moncloa Palace, July 1990
|11th Prime Minister of Morocco|
25 May 1994 – 4 February 1998
|Preceded by||Mohammed Karim Lamrani|
|Succeeded by||Abderrahmane Youssoufi|
|Born||26 January 1928|
Beni Mellal or Fes, Morocco
|Died||20 March 2009 (aged 81)|
|Spouse(s)||Anne Belghmi Zwobada|
Filali served as the Morocco's ambassador to several significant countries, including Spain, Algeria, the United Kingdom and China. Then he served as Prime Minister of Morocco from 25 May 1994 to 4 February 1998. He also served as foreign minister of Morocco from 1985 to 1999. In addition, he held the minister of state portfolio during his term as prime minister. He initiated TV broadcasts in the Moroccan Berber dialects. Filali was replaced by Abderrahmane Youssoufi as prime minister in 1998.
Filali was married to a French woman, Anne Belghmi Zwobada, putative daughter of Jacques Zwobada, with whom he had a daughter, Yasmina, and a son, Fuad Filali; the ex-CEO of Morocco's largest private company ONA Group and the former husband of Lalla Meryem, who is the daughter of late Hassan II and elder sister of Mohammed VI. After retiring politics, Filali permanently settled in his wife's house in France and wrote a reference book about foreign relations of Morocco at the second half of past century.
- Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Order of Isabella the Catholic (Spain, 10/09/1971).
- Honorary Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George [GCMG] (United Kingdom).
- Honorary Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order [GCVO] (United Kingdom).
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- Royal Ark
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- Boletín Oficial del Estado