• Sat. May 18th, 2024

Senegal Invites the King of Morocco to Attend the Inauguration of the Elected President

FU, Rabat – The Government of the Republic of Senegal invited the King of Morocco, His Majesty King Mohammed VI to attend the inauguration ceremony of the country’s elected president, Bassirou Diomaye Faye, which was held last Tuesday, April 2, 2024. Responding to this honorary invitation, the King of Morocco has instructed the Head of the Moroccan Government, Mr. Aziz Akhannouch, to represent him.

The swearing-in ceremony and inauguration of the elected president of the Republic of Senegal took place solemnly in the city of Diamniadio, near Dakar, Senegal. Morocco’s His Majesty King Mohammed VI was the only Head of State, apart from other sub-regional leaders, to accept an invitation to take part in the inauguration ceremony of Senegal’s president-elect.

As is known, King Mohammed VI was one of the first leaders to congratulate President Faye after his victory in the first round of elections. In his message to the new president, the Moroccan King emphasized the ‘values of community and destiny’ shared by Senegal and Morocco, which are built on the foundations of shared culture and traditions.

Therefore, apart from other sub-regional leaders in Africa, King Mohammed VI was the only Head of State to receive an invitation to take part in this ceremony. This proves the depth of the unbroken bonds of brotherhood, solidarity and cultural consideration that unite Morocco and Senegal. It also proves the depth of the extraordinary multi-dimensional partnership between the Kingdom of Morocco and the Republic of Senegal in the political, economic, cultural, social and spiritual fields.

The inauguration ceremony of Senegal’s new president was attended by several Heads of State and Chairs of the Commission of the African Union, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU).

Bassirou Diomaye Faye won the presidential election on March 24 2024 in one round with 54.28% of the vote. This figure far outperforms other candidates, Amadou Ba, who obtained 35.79%. Bassirou Diomaye Faye became Senegal’s fifth president since the country gained independence in 1960. (PERSISMA/Ed)

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