King Mohammed VI is spending his new year’s holidays in Gabon.
Rabat – Gabonese news outlet Matin d’Afrique reported that King Mohammed VI has been in Libreville since Monday.
The news outlet quoted a close source to the Gabonese intelligence service, saying that the King landed in Gabon’s Libreville at 5 a.m. on Monday via his private jet.
The source added that the King is staying at his private residence in Pointe-Denis, 30 minutes away from the Gabonese capital.
“It is in this seaside resort that the king of Morocco will spend the Christmas party, along with a few relatives,” the newspaper added.
The King’s visit followed the arrival of Gabon’s President Ali Bongo in Morocco to finish his recovery after he suffered a stroke in Saudi Arabia.
The Gabonese president arrived in Rabat on November 29.
The King requested the transfer of the Gabonese president, suggesting he finish his recovery in Morocco instead of London. The King visited Bongo in the military hospital in Rabat on December 3.
After the visit, the monarch was pleased to see improvement in the health Gabonese president, according to Maghreb Arab Press (MAP).
The King and Bongo are old time friends. In 2017, Bongo shared a picture of himself and the King as teenagers.