Moroccan King visits South Sudan

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Moroccan King Mohammed. Twitter photo

The King of Morocco, Mohammed VI, has started a three-day to Juba in South Sudan as part of economic diplomacy.

The King entered Juba on Wednesday, as Morocco moves to diversify its investments and diplomatic influence in Africa.

Morocco was re-admitted into the Africa Union (AU) on January 30 after more than 33 years of withdrawal.

Rabat, is seeking to increase its economic interests on the continent, Africa Review reports.

The kingdom has, in recent East and West Africa tours by King Mohammed VI, signed agreements with host governments in manufacturing, banking, mining, insurance and construction.

In war-torn South Sudan, the king will meet with President Salva Kiir to discuss the implementation of Juba’s peace agreement.

The two leaders are also expected to hold talks in bid to deepen bilateral relations.

King Mohammed VI is expected to address South Sudanese nationals on Thursday.

Source: Africa Review

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