President of the African Union arrived in Tangier
On his arrival at the airport Ibn Battouta CondÃ© was welcomed by Mohamed Balhas, the Moroccan Minister of economy and finance. After reviewing a guard of honor of the Royal Navy, he was greeted by several high-ranking officials, including, among others, the wali of Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima, Mohamed Ebie, vice president of the Regional Council, Mohamed S, the Mayor of Tanger, Mohamed Bachir Ea and the President of the Amadeus Institute, Brahim Fassi Fihri.
CondÃ© said in a statement to the press: "it's always a pleasure for me to go to Morocco to come", adding that it shows "the excellent relations that exist between Morocco and Guinea and Morocco and between the African Union (AU)".
"Morocco is a founding member of the AU (...) the late King Mohammed V has many supported the liberation movements in Africa, "he said, adding that the return of Morocco in the African Union" very normal ".
The AU Chairman also stressed that "Africa must take its fate in hands", and "is convinced that Morocco will bring a lot to the AU, both in terms of diplomacy and in terms of development".
Alpha CondÃ© is guest of honour at the 10th edition of the MEDays International Forum, held from 8 to 11 november in Tangiers under the theme ' of distrust to challenges: the era of great upheavals. " Africa will be central to all discussions, MEDays on both economic, political, social and environmental level.