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King Mohammed VI visits Rwanda

King Mohammed VI visits Rwanda


King Mohammed VI arrived Rwanda on Tuesday in the first stop of his African tour.

From Rwanda, King Mohammed VI will move to Tanzania and Ethiopia.

The tour is going on at the time when Morocco is seeking to rejoin the African Union after quitting 30 years ago.

The wish to rejoin was expressed in a formal letter to the African Union in July this year which stressed that Morocco will not give up on its decision to maintain the Western Sahara.

Morocco left the African Union in 1984 to protest the admission of the Sahrawi Arab Republic which is fighting for the independence of Western Sahara.

A former Spanish colony, Western Sahara has been under Morocco since 1975.

The Polisario front supported by Algeria has been requesting a referendum to determine their fate.

Morocco’s acceptance in the Union can only be validated by the African Union Commission.