King Mohammed VI’s Visit to Conakry postponed to January 2018

King Mohammed VI’s Visit to Conakry postponed to January 2018

King Mohammed VI’s visit to Guinea Conakry was postponed until January 2018 instead of December 20, Moroccan media reported.

This friendship and working visit to Conakry is the third by King Mohammed VI since President Alpha Condé took office.

During his stay in Conakry, the King will hold talks with Guinean President Alpha Condé, the current Chairman of the African Union.

The two leaders will inaugurate several projects that were launched during the King’s previous visit to the West African country, notably those relating to vocational training in construction jobs and tourism.

During the King’s previous visit to Conakry last February, Morocco and Guinea added yet another milestone to their longstanding cooperation ties with the signing of eight cooperation agreements covering notably urban planning and agriculture.

The West African country is part of the Africa Atlantic Pipeline project, which will catalyze regional integration and boost energy security by channeling Nigerian gas through the Atlantic coast up to Morocco and maybe to Europe.
However, if the main goal is to give a new momentum to bilateral cooperation, the agenda of the royal visit also includes topics related to multilateral cooperation in the region.
In this connection, the two leaders will discuss ways to strengthen ties among the members of ECOWAS, where Mo-rocco’s membership request was accepted “in principle” at the organization’s summit last June.
President Alpha Condé is one of the five heads of State who have been entrusted at ECOWAS 52nd summit, held in Abuja over the weekend, to further study the impact of the admis-sion of the North African Kingdom in the economic bloc.
The other members of the committee are Côte d’Ivoire, Gha-na , Nigeria and togo.
A special session is scheduled to be held in 2018 to enact Morocco’s membership within this influential regional grouping.

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