Moroccan King To Attend ECOWAS Summit In Monrovia

RABAT, June 2 (BERNAMA-NNN-MAP) — King Mohammed VI of Morocco will attend the 51st Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to be held in Monrovia, Liberia on Saturday and Sunday when Morocco’s request to join the sub-regional grouping as a full member will be considered.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation said in a statement here Thursday the King wants his firs presence at an Ecowas summit to take place without controversy.

During the visit, the King is expected to have a meeting with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, hold talks with various Ecowas Heads of State and address the summit, the statement added.

However, over the last few days, some Ecowas member States have decided to reduce their level of representation at the Summit because of disagreement with the invitation extended by the hosts to the Israeli Prime Minister to attend, the statement said, noting that some member States expressed astonishment at the invitation.

The statement said: “The King wants his first presence at an Ecowas summit not to take place in a context of tension and controversy, and wants to avoid any confusion.”

Source: News Now/ Bernama

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