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    King Mohammed VI Special Guest of Blue Funds Conference In Congo

    14 Apr 2018

    King Mohammed VI will serve as the special guest for the international Blue Funds conference that will take place on April 25, in Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo.

    The conference is expected to convene leaders from the Congo Basin (Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, DR Congo, Republic of Congo, Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zambia) and other regions on the continent, as well as international partners.

    They will discuss the political, social, and economic challenges threatening biodiversity and sustainable development in the Congo Basin.

    This year marks the first international iteration of the regional conference which has received significant international support from Morocco since its inception

    Mr. Gakosso said in late March that the King’s invitation to the conference aimed to acknowledge and honor Morocco’s tireless commitment—through the King’s personal efforts—to support sustainable development and socio-economic prosperity in the Congo Basin.

    The Congolese ambassador also met with Moroccan foreign affairs minister, Nasser Bourita, to discuss the “sincere friendship, fraternity, and solidarity” that characterize the bilateral ties between the two countries.

    The ambassador said on the occasion that “Morocco has been playing a central role in terms of giving more international resonance this [Blue Funds] project.”

    As King Mohammed VI is also expected to attend the Arab League Summit in Saudi Arabia on April 15, the Brazzaville Conference will be the monarch’s second international convention since his surgery in late February in Paris.

    Some reports state that the Blue Funds summit serves as an initial indicator of the King’s personal determination to promote Morocco’s Africa-centered diplomacy, as the monarch is reportedly planning a series of visits to other sub-Saharan countries.


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