Mohammed VI pushed for toleration in Islam while ensuring freedom of worship for Jews and foreign Christians.
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Morocco's King Mohammed VI, who Tuesday will mark 20 years on the throne, has cast himself as a modernist open to change -- while discretely exercising absolute power.Born on Aug. 21, 1963, Mohammed VI was crowned at the age of 35 after the death of his father Hassan II on July 23, 1999 .Mohammed VI has overseen a boom in infrastructure projects including a high-speed train, a giant solar farm and the Mediterranean's biggest cargo port.He has also fostered political changes both domestically and in the kingdom's foreign relations.In 2017, Morocco rejoined the African Union after a 30-year absence, as the king pushed to repair relations with the bloc.
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