The meeting will be hosted in the Royal palace in Marrakech upon directives from King Mohammed VI, Maghreb Confidential news outlet reported.
The conference will shed light on a set of climate challenges facing the continent and explore best solutions to address them.
So far, about 30 heads of states are expected in COP22 in Marrakech, including Nigeria’s Muhammadu Buhari, Rwanda’s Paul Kagame, Senegal’s Macky Sall, in addition to Idriss Déby Itno from Chad, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo from Equatorial Guinea, the recently re-elected Ali Bongo from Gabon, Robert Mugabe from Zimbabwe, Egypt’s Al-Sisi as well as Jacob Zuma from South Africa.
Climate action leadership in the African continent adds a fresh impetus to Morocco’s Africa foreign policy which aims at strengthening ties with countries in the continent through joint partnerships permeated by co-development and solidarity.
The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 22) will be held in Marrakech November 7 through 18.