Morocco's king attends AU summit for first time in 33 years

FILE PICTURE: The launch of the African Union in Durban: A veritable forest of National flags reflect the member nations of the AU. Pic: Richard Shorey. 10/7/02. © Sunday Times.
FILE PICTURE: The launch of the African Union in Durban: A veritable forest of National flags reflect the member nations of the AU. Pic: Richard Shorey. 10/7/02. © Sunday Times.

Morocco’s King Mohammed VI took a seat at the African Union headquarters Tuesday for the first time in 33 years after being re-admitted by the bloc.

The monarch attended the closing ceremony of the summit where he was expected to deliver a speech a day after 39 of the AU’s 54 member states agreed to allow Morocco back in the fold, despite stiff resistance from some over the status of Western Sahara.

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