King Mohammed VI Among First African Leaders to Arrive in Ethiopia…

Rabat – King Mohammed VI is reportedly among the first African leaders, who have arrived at Ethiopia’s Addis Ababa’s Bole International Airport. Landing at approximately 2:30 AM, King Mohamed VI has travelled to Ethiopia to attend the African Union (AU) summit, scheduled to take place on January 30 and 31.Morocco’s return to the pan-African organization is considered a key item on the summit’s agenda, while the appointment a new president of the Commission of the AU, is also an important agenda item. One of five current candidates for the succession of outgoing South African, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, will be appointed to the role. Kenya’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, and one of the five presidential candidates, Amina Mohamed, expressed her support for Morocco’s return to the African organization on Thursday.Earlier this week, Morocco officially notified the countries constituting the Commission of the AU of this development.The King departed Morocco for Ethiopia on Friday afternoon from Casablanca’s Mohammed V International Airport.The King is accompanied by Prince Moulay Ismail and an official delegation consisting of his advisor, Fouad Ali El Himma, Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Minister, Salaheddine Mezouar, Delegate to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nasser Bourita and a number of dignitaries.

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