3 March 2014

Morocco: HM the King Arrives in Conakry

Conakry — HM King Mohammed VI arrived on Monday in Conakry for an official visit in the Republic of Guinea, third leg of an African tour that took the sovereign to Mali, Côte d'Ivoire and will take him to Gabon.

Upon his arrival at the Conakry-Gbessia airport, HM the King was greeted by Guinean President, Pr. Alpha Condé.

HM the King was greeted afterwards by Guinean PM Mohamed Said Fofana and by the governor of Conakry.

The sovereign and the Guinean head of state headed for the VIP stand to salute the flags while the national anthems of both countries were playing. A 21-gun salute was fired to welcome the sovereign.

HM the King was greeted by presidents of constitutional bodies, high-ranking officers of the Guinean armed forces, presidents of constitutional institutions, cabinet members, the diplomatic and consular corps and representatives of international organizations accredited to Conakry.

The sovereign was also greeted by Morocco's ambassador to Conakry Majid Halim, members of the Moroccan diplomatic mission and representatives of the Moroccan community in Guinea and of Moroccan institutions in Conakry.

HM the King was also welcomed by representatives of the Association of Guinean former interns and students in Morocco, as well as by representatives of religious brotherhoods.

The Guinean president was, afterwards, greeted by members of the official delegation accompanying HM the King, mainly advisors of the Sovereign, Taib Fassi Fihri and Fouad Ali El Himma.

The Moroccan official delegation comprises also Minister of Foreign Affairs Salaheddine Mezouar, Minister of Islamic Affairs Ahmed Toufiq, Minister of Economy and Finance Mohamed Boussaid, Minister of Agriculture Aziz Akhannouch, Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Logistics Aziz Rebbah, Minister of Industry, Trade, Investment and Digital Economy Moulay Hafid Elalamy, Minister of Health El Houceine El Ouardi, Minister of Energy Abdelkader Amara and Tourism Minister Lahcen Haddad, as well as Youssef Amrani, Chargé de Mission in the Royal Office.

HM the King is also accompanied by a delegation of businessmen representing the public and private sectors, and by civilian and military figures.

After a short break at the airport VIP lounge, the official procession headed for the sovereign's residence.

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