King Mohammed of Morocco in Kigali

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King Mohammed VI of Morocco is in the country for an official visit as part of strengthening bilateral relations between Morocco and Rwanda. The visit by the Moroccan leader comes after that of President Paul Kagame to Morocco last June.

 

The Moroccan monarch is visiting East Africa for the first time in a move to strengthen ties and diversify partnerships with the rest of African states. King Mohammed will also visit Tanzania and Ethiopia.

 

The tour comes following Morocco’s request to return to the African Union after decades having withdrawn from the continental body over the Western Sahara dispute.

 

The Kingdom of Morocco has announced plans to open its embassy in the Capital Kigali to boost diplomatic and economic ties between the two countries.

 

He is accompanied by a delegation including Moroccan cabinet ministers, as well as several other civil and military officials.