Moroccan king arrives in Dar today

Published by Théophile Niyitegeka
On 23 October 2016 saa 02:38
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KING Mohammed VI of Morocco is expected to arrive in the country today for a threeday state visit as part of a royal tour aimed at broadening cordial relationships, partnerships and opening up investment opportunities worth about 4tri/-.

Reports issued by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation, Dr Augustine Mahiga, said earlier this week that the king would be accompanied by more than 150 delegates, including government officials, businessmen and members of his family.

“This is the first time for Tanzania to receive a king from any other country. So it will be a visit of its own kind,” the minister pointed out, adding that all preparations for the special visit were on good footing. According to the minister, already about 100 Moroccan officials were in the country for the mission.

During the visit, he said, more than 18 agreements involving different sectors would be signed and witnessed by King Mohammed VI and his host, President John Magufuli.

Apart from holding talks with Dr Magufuli, the king is also expected to meet with Zanzibar President Ali Mohamed Shein.

Dr Mahiga said that it would be a great opportunity for Tanzania and Morocco to strengthen bilateral ties and create opportunities for the people in the two African countries.