Earlier this year, reports suggested that Macron would co-chair the inauguration of the new PSA plant with King Mohammed VI. The President, however, did not attend the inauguration ceremony in June.
Rabat – Emmanuel Macron is expected to visit Morocco in January 2020, Maghreb Confidentiel reported on December 12.
“Postponed several times this year, Emmanuel Macron’s visit to Morocco is finally scheduled for January, according to ministerial sources in Rabat,” the news outlet reported
Prior to this latest report about Macron’s visit, Maghreb Confidentiel speculated that Maron would make an official trip to Rabat in April 2019.
The news outlet reported that Macron would arrive in Morocco to inaugurate the new PSA Peugeot Citroen plant in Kenitra, a city north of Rabat, alongside King Mohammed VI.
The King inaugurated the plant in June and Macron did not attend the inauguration ceremony.
If Macron visits Morocco in January 2020, it will be his second visit to the kingdom after his first official trip in November 2018.
The French President came to Morocco to inaugurate Morocco’s High-Speed Train or the TGV with King Mohammed.
Morocco and France maintain regular cooperation with the exchange of visits from representatives from Rabat and Paris.
The news about the potential visit of Macron came just a few weeks after French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves le Drian’s visit to Rabat. During the visit, Le Drian met with Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs. The visit touched on several aspects, including means to strengthen cooperation and diplomatic relations between Rabat and Paris.