King Mohammed VI of Morocco is set to pay a three-day state visit to Rwanda, first leg of a regional tour in Eastern Africa that will also lead him to Ethiopia and Tanzania, according to local media reports.
The Moroccan King’s visit to Rwanda, his first to the eastern African country, takes place at the invitation President Paul Kagame had extended him during a visit to Casablanca last June.
During this visit, King Mohammed VI had decorated President Kagame with the Grand Collar of Wissam Al-Mohammadi, Morocco’s highest national award of honor.
Besides the establishment of stronger political ties, the royal visit also seeks to launch a mutually beneficial economic partnership between the two countries’ institutions and private sectors.
According to press reports, the King’s party will include a number of the kingdom’s leading entrepreneurs and companies eager to explore investment opportunities in the small African country, regarded as a model in the continent, in view of its outstanding performances in terms of human and economic development.
Morocco’s connections with Eastern Africa will also be further strengthened by the King’s visit to Tanzania, which boasts tremendous economic cooperation opportunities.
During the Royal tour, political talks would surely touch on Morocco’s return to the African fold, as the North African country has officially submitted its request to integrate the African Union in September on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York.
Theogene U @Bwiza.com