Angela Merkel was spotted taking a break at a famous cafe in Marrakech.
Rabat – As soon as she arrived in Marrakech on Sunday, videos and photos were posted on the Internet showing German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the famous Jemaa el Fna Square.
According to photos, Merkel bought mint from a shop, then took a break at the famous Café de France. A well-guarded Merkel was also able to take a moment to exchange a few words with some locals.
King Mohammed VI expects to receive the German chancellor early next week.
The German chancellor is visiting Morocco to take part in the UN Intergovernmental Conference to Adopt the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration today and tomorrow. At the conference, 164 countries have officially adopted the Global Compact for Migration
A total of 190 countries are attending the Marrakech conference, sponsored by the United Nations, to adopt the global compact. Five thousand to 6,000 people are taking part, as well as hundreds of journalists.
The UN migration pact sets global policy guidelines for better managing global migration. The document lays out 23 objectives to improve international migration policy to combat illegal migration.
According to Morgenpost, Morocco surpassed Libya as a starting point for illegal migrants crossing the Mediterranean to Europe this year. About 60,000 illegal migrants arrived in Europe from Morocco, mainly through Spain.