NEWSROOM (ADV) – The day after the acceptance of the Kingdom’s application for membership in the African Union (AU), the King of Morocco delivered a historic speech in Addis Ababa. “I missed you!” He said.
“It is a beautiful day when one returns home after too long an absence. Africa is my continent and my home. I am finally home and I am happy to see you. I missed you all,” King Mohammed VI told African leaders at the 28th AU summit.
Mohammed VI is the twenty-third monarch of the Alawite dynasty, which reigns over Morocco since the middle of the 17th century.
The Alawites are considered descendants of Ali, son-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad.
Pan-Africanist and proud, His Majesty the King, Mohammed VI of Morocco, has since the year 2000, concluded nearly two thousand agreements with brotherly African states during his 50 royal visits to the continent.
At the same time, a large number of African nationals have been able to continue their training and higher studies in Morocco thanks to the tens of thousands of scholarships that the king grants them each year.
Morocco under the leadership of Mohammed VI, has also participated in six United Nations peacekeeping operations in Africa, deploying thousands of men.
Back on the journey of a man deeply attached to his people and to Africa.
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