King Mohammed VI held a telephone conversation with Rwandan President Paul Kagame today, according to a statement from the royal cabinet.
Rabat – King Mohammed VI and the Rwandan president, who is also the chairman of the African Union, “discussed the positive dynamics ad promising prospects in the bilateral relations between the kingdom of Morocco and the Republic of Rwanda in all areas.”
The meeting comes on the eve of the Extraordinary African Union Summit.
In June 2016, King Mohammed VI received Kagame in Rabat. During his visit to Morocco, King Mohammed VI decorated Kagame with the Grand Collar of Wissam Al-Mohammadi, Morocco’s highest national Award of honor, before hosting him to an official iftar (breaking iftar) in observance of the holy month of Ramadan.
In October 2016, King Mohammed VI along with a delegation visited Uganda. During the visit, both leaders charged the signing of bilateral agreements in business, political and social sectors.
The delegation that accompanied Kin Mohammed VI explored investment opportunities and partnerships in Rwanda.
Among the agreements signed during King Mohammed VI’s visit to Rwanda a Memorandum of Understanding on political consultation mechanism, an air service agreement, an agreement on the exemption of visa and an agreement on security cooperation and tourism.
Following Morocco’s return to the AU in 2017, King Mohammed VI expressed the country’s commitment to Africa’s development as a top priority.
Kagame is one of the African leaders who welcomed Morocco’s return to the AU.
In January, Kagame told Hommes d’Afrique Magazine at the 30th Summit of the African Union in Addis Ababa that “with the return of Morocco, Africa becomes greater and stronger.”