The King of Morocco, Mohammed VI, arrived in the country yesterday evening, marking the first leg of his three-state tour of eastern Africa. The visit aimed at strengthening bilateral relations between the two nations
According to a statement by the Moroccan Government, the King who left Casablanca yesterday morning is accompanied by Crown Prince Moulay Ismail and the Moroccan monarch is accompanied by a delegation of senior officials, including several ministers.
The royal tour which will also lead the Sovereign to Tanzania and Ethiopia, comes three months after Morocco announced its intention to return to the African Union.
“Our friends have long been asking us to return among them so that Morocco may take its natural place within its institutional family. That time has now come,” the King said in a letter to the 27th summit of the African Union held in Kigali, Rwanda, in July.
The visit to Rwanda from the King is a reciprocation of a visit by President Paul Kagame in June this year. During President Kagame’s visit, he was decorated by King Mohammed VI with the Grand Collar of Wissam Al-Mohammadi, Morocco’s highest national award of honour.
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