Accompanied by Morocco’s Ambassador to Brazil Nabil Adghogh, El Othmani said he was “honored to represent” King Mohammed VI at Tuesday’s inauguration of Brazil’s new president.
El Othmani was accompanied by Morocco’s Ambassador to Brazil Nabil Adghoghi.
“I was honoured to represent His Majesty the King at the inauguration ceremony of the new President of Brazil,” El Othmani told state-owned news agency Maghreb Arab Press (MAP).
At the ceremony, El Othmani met representatives of several South American countries with which, he affirmed, Morocco seeks to develop its relations.
“The human, commercial and economic relations between” Morocco and Brazil “are very important” and “we wish to develop and diversify them further,” he said at the meetings.
On Monday, the head of government met a number of Brazilian MPs and diplomatic representatives at the Moroccan embassy in Brasilia. The officials discussed ways to strengthen bilateral relations and spoke about Morocco’s major reform projects.
El Othmani also met with Honduran president Juan Orlando Hernandez and the chairman of the Brazilian Senate’s Foreign Relations and National Defence Committee (CRE), Fernando Collor.
The head of government invited Honduras “to send a delegation including representatives of the government and economic actors to take part in the Meknes International Agriculture Fair (SIAM), in order to strengthen agricultural exchanges between the two countries,” according to MAP.
Several heads of state, including Chilean President Sebastian Piniera, Uruguayan President Tabare Vazquez, Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra, and Bolivian President Evo Morales attended the Bolsonaro’s inauguration.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban were also present at the inauguration ceremony.
Bolsonaro was elected president of Brazil after he won 55.7 percent of the vote in thepresidential run-off on October 28, 2018.