Last updateLun, 26 Jan 2015 10am

Morocco: King Mohamed VI expected Saturday in Conakry

Conakry, Guinea - King Mohamed VI of Morocco, leading a high-powered delegation of more than 200 officials, is expected on Saturday in the Guinean capital, Conakry, for a four-day state visit, PANA learnt from reliable sources.

The Moroccan monarch will, during his first visit to Guinea since he came to the throne in 1999. replacing his father Hassan II, will hold talks with the Guinean president, Alpha Condé, on issues of common interests, particularly their bilateral ties.

Both leaders are expected to sign agreement after the visit.

Dr. Mohamed Diané, President Condé’s chief of staff, recently told PANA that Guinea had been waiting for this opportunity to cement relationships with Morocco.

Morocco is expected to grant Guinea scholarships to enable hundreds of Guinea's Islamic students study in Moroccan universities.

Several Guinean executives are trained in Morocco.

A Moroccan high-powered medical delegation, which preceded Saturday's visit, has been providing free medical care to Guineans.

Official sources say that late Hassan II, who was closely linked to Guinea’s first president, Ahmed Sékou Touré, made several State visits to Guinea, and this had served as the basis for strong cooperation between the two countries.

Pana 28/02/2014