Mohamed El Ouafa
Minister of Education
In office
3 January 2012 – 9 July 2013
MonarchMohammed VI
Prime MinisterAbdelilah Benkirane
Preceded byAhmed Akhchichine
Succeeded byRachid Belmokhtar
Ambassador of Morocco to Brazil
In office
Ambassador of Morocco to Iran
In office
Ambassador of Morocco to India
In office
Personal details
Born1948 (1948)
Marrakesh, Morocco
Died27 December 2020(2020-12-27) (aged 71–72)
Rabat, Morocco
Political partyIstiqlal Party

Mohamed El Ouafa (Arabic: محمد الوفا‎ - born 1948 – 27 December 2020) was a Moroccan diplomat and politician of the Istiqlal Party. He was Minister of Education in Abdelilah Benkirane's cabinet.[1]


Between 2000 and 2012 he was Ambassador to India, Iran, and Brazil.[1][2][3][4]

In April 2013, while King Mohammed VI was on vacation in France, Hamid Chabat Secretary-General of the Istiqlal Party announced his intentions to leave the coalition that forms the cabinet of Abdelilah Benkirane. Consequently, a resignation request was submitted on 9 July 2013 for all the Party's ministers.

El Oufa died from COVID-19 at age 72, during the COVID-19 pandemic in Morocco.[5]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Official bio" (PDF). Government of Morocco. Retrieved 15 June 2012.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ M Reddadi (2012-02-27). "Le défi de Mohamed El Ouafa". MarocHebdo. Retrieved 15 June 2012.
  3. ^ Salima (5 June 2012). "Mohamed El Ouafa : "Le Baccalauréat marocain est respecté de par le monde"". Aujourd'hui le Maroc. Retrieved 15 June 2012.
  4. ^ "Il a daigné parler en présence des journalistes : Le diagnostic d'El Ouafa". Libération. 3 April 2012. Retrieved 15 June 2012.
  5. ^ محمد الوفا في ذمة الله