Rabat - King Mohammed VI arrived at Maya-Maya International Airport of Brazzaville, the Republic of Congo on Saturday night to take part in today's Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Climate Commission and the Blue Fund of the Congo Basin.
Rabat – King Mohammed VI arrived at Maya-Maya International Airport of Brazzaville, the Republic of Congo on Saturday night to take part in today’s Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Climate Commission and the Blue Fund of the Congo Basin.
Upon his arrival, President of the Republic of Congo Denis Sassou Nguesso received the King and members of the Moroccan delegation accompanying him on the official trip.
The Moroccan delegation consists of the monarch’s advisors, Fouad Ali El Himma and Yassir Zenagui, Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Bourita, Minister of Economy and Finance Mohamed Boussaid and Minister of Agriculture Aziz Akhannouch.
Several other Moroccan officials are also taking part in the event including Minister of National Education Saïd Amzazi, Minister of Equipment and Transport Abdelkader Amara, Minister of Health Anas Doukkali, Minister of Energy and Mining Aziz Rebbah, Minister of Tourism and Social Economy, Mohamed Sajid, Minister Delegate for African Cooperation Mohcine Jazouli, and Secretary of State for Sustainable Development, Nezha El Ouafi.
The King will chair a signing ceremony with President Sassou Nguesso where several bilateral agreements will be concluded on mining, education, agriculture, fishing, health and transport. During the visit, King Mohammed VI will also hold talks with the Congolese president concerning regional development issues.
The summit in Brazzaville will gather together African leaders who will review the implementation of the Blue Congo Basin Fund, a project initiated at the COP22 in Marrakech to help the countries of the Congo Basin to create a “shift in their economies from reliance on forest-based resources to much greater use of renewable river and water-based resources,” according to the Brazzaville Foundation for Peace a Conservation.
This is the first foreign diplomatic trip by King Mohammed VI following his successful heart surgery in France in late February.