King Mohammed VI, sole head of state outside the sub-region to have been invited to inauguration ceremony of Senegal’s new President

King Mohammed VI was the only head of state outside the sub-region to have been invited to attend this Tuesday the swearing-in and inauguration Ceremony of Senegal’s President-elect, Bassirou Diomaye Faye.

This invitation reflects, if need be, the depth of the unfailing bonds of brotherhood, solidarity and consideration binding Morocco and Senegal.

The invitation also attests to the depth of the exceptional, multi-dimensional partnership between the two countries in the political, economic, cultural, social, and spiritual spheres.

King Mohammed VI was represented at the swearing-in and inauguration Ceremony by Head of Government, Aziz Akhannouch, who was accompanied by Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita.

In a message of congratulations addressed last Sunday to Bassirou Diomaye Faye on his election as President of Senegal, King Mohammed VI vowed to diversify and strengthen the promising strategic partnership existing between Morocco and Senegal.

“Our two peoples form a community of values and destiny based on the strong cultural and spiritual tradition that constitutes a constant in relations between our two countries,” the Sovereign underlined in his message, expressing all the esteem he holds “for the historical depth of these unwavering bonds of brotherhood, solidarity and high consideration between us.”

“The Kingdom of Morocco and the Republic of Senegal also constitute a model of fruitful, dense and multidimensional cooperation,” the Sovereign said, voicing his resolve to work, alongside the President of Senegal, “to diversify and strengthen our promising strategic partnership, for the benefit of our two countries’ youths and in favor of a united and prosperous Africa.”

“The privileged bond between Morocco and Senegal is a precious heritage that our two countries have always honored. You can count on the Kingdom’s faithful willingness to cooperate in its extension and consolidation,” King Mohammed VI stated further in his message.

Diomaye Faye won the presidential election, making history both as Africa’s youngest elected president and the first African opposition figure to win his country’s presidential elections in the first round. His victory was hailed as a triumph for Senegalese democracy.

The political newcomer will succeed Macky Sall, who has served as Senegal’s president since April 2012.

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

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