Senegal Inauguration: Unique Invite to King Highlights Bonds

Faye sworn in as Senegal president

Senegal Inauguration: Unique Invite to Moroccan King Highlights Bonds \ Newslooks \ In an exclusive gesture of international camaraderie and high diplomatic honor, His Majesty King Mohammed VI of Morocco, distinguished from his peers in the global community, was the sole head of state outside the immediate sub-regional leaders to be invited to the presidential inauguration in Senegal.

This prestigious invitation was extended for the inauguration of Senegal’s President-elect Bassirou Diomaye Faye, marking a significant moment in the political landscape of Senegal.

Representing the Moroccan sovereign at this momentous event in Diamniadio, near Dakar, was the Head of Government, Aziz Akhannouch.

Under the auspices of His Majesty, Aziz Akhannouch, accompanied by Nasser Bourita, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation, and Moroccan Expatriates, took part in the ceremonial proceedings on Tuesday.

Faye sworn in as Senegal president

This participation follows a direct invitation from Senegal’s president-elect to HM King Mohammed VI, highlighting the close and enduring ties between the two nations.

The visit underscores the special, multi-faceted partnership Morocco and Senegal share, spanning political, economic, cultural, social, and spiritual domains.

The inauguration event drew several prominent figures, including heads of state and leaders of key African regional organizations such as the African Union, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), and the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU). The ceremony not only celebrated the beginning of Bassirou Diomaye Faye’s presidency following his decisive victory in the March 24 election, capturing 54.28% of the vote, but also highlighted the solid relations and mutual respect between Morocco and Senegal. Faye, securing the presidency in the first round over Amadou Ba, who garnered 35.79% of the votes, becomes Senegal’s fifth president since its independence in 1960.

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