Moroccan monarch pays first-ever visit to Nigeria

Historic visit is third leg of African tour, which has already taken Morocco’s king to Ethiopia, Madagascar

Moroccan monarch pays first-ever visit to Nigeria

World Bulletin / News Desk

Moroccan King Mohammed VI is in Nigerian capital Abuja for his first visit to the African country since assuming power 18 years ago, Morocco’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement released late Thursday.

The historic visit constitutes the third leg of a larger Africa tour, which has already brought the king to Ethiopia and Madagascar.

His next stop will be Kenya, according to his official itinerary.

In Abuja, Mohammed VI -- accompanied by a large delegation of advisors, government ministers and military officials -- was received by Nigerian Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.

According to the Foreign Ministry statement, the king’s visit reflects "the Kingdom of Morocco’s desire -- at the highest level -- to foster partnerships with the African continent and promote cooperation along the South-South axis".

Last Mod: 02 Aralık 2016, 15:27
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