Rabat – King Mohammed VI flew to Cote d’Ivoire on November 20 for a private trip.
The King is staying in a “private property,” made available by the Cote d’Ivoirian state for “distinguished guests,” sources told Moroccan French-language news outlet Telquel.
It is unlikely that King Mohammed VI met with Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara as the Ivorian leader was taking part in the G20 Compact with Africa summit in Berlin earlier this week.
King Mohammed VI’s alleged private visit to Abidjan is the first of its kind since 2017 when he met with Ouattara in February and November.
During the visit, both countries expressed their determination to reinforce diplomatic relations.
Trading Economics stipulates that the two countries are also partners in imports and exports. The business outlet cited data from the UN Comtrade on international trade, emphasizing that Ivorian imports from Morocco amounted to $177.28 million in 2017.
Cote d’Ivoire is also among the African countries that back the UN-led political process in Western Sahara. The West African country also fully supports Morocco’s territorial integrity and sovereignty over Western Sahara.