King Mohammed VI Gives Maiden Speech At AU Summit

Morocco’s King Mohammed VI has addressed the African Union for the first time, saying the kingdom’s readmission into the continental body is not intended to divide it.

Instead, Morocco’s membership will benefit Africa, he said.

Several countries, led by South Africa, Algeria and Zimbabwe, had expressed concern about Morocco rejoining the AU without recognising the independence of Western Sahara.

But they lost the debate at the annual summit of heads of state.

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