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Morocco King in another rare visit to disputed Western Sahara


Morocco’s King Mohammed VI arrived in Laayoune, the main city of the Saharan Province on Friday, the latest trip by the north African leader to the disputed territory.

This is King Mohammed VI’s second trip to the Sahara in less than three months, after he visited the region on November 6 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Green March, an event that commemorates its independence from Spain.

King Mohammed VI had on Friday inaugurated the first phase of the world’s largest solar power plant in Laayoune and also launched construction of a fertilizer production plant.

The King is due to chair a Council of Ministers over the weekend in the unofficial capital of Western Sahara. During this meeting, the Monarch will approve the appointment of new Moroccan Ambassadors to several foreign capitals.

Thereafter, he is expected to inaugurate and launch socio-economic projects that he had initiated last November.

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