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Nigerian Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbanjo Thursday night received the visiting King of Morocco, Mohammed VI at the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

Professor Osibanjo led a high-powered Nigerian team to welcome the visiting King whose aircraft touched down at exactly 9:35pm.

Meanwhile, the FCT Minster, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has conferred honorary citizenship of Abuja on King Mohammed VI, and presented him with the key to the City of Abuja.

The Minister, who welcomed the Moroccan visiting King to the City, described Abuja as the symbol of national unity of the country.

Malam Bello remarked that the key to the City of Abuja confers on him the Honorary Citizenship of Abuja, with all the rights and privileges.

He emphasized that this honour has been bestowed on the visiting King as mark of respect for the strong African friendship and cordial relationship between the people of Nigeria and Morocco.

Responding, the Moroccan King, Mohammed Ben Al Hassan Ben Mohammed, who led a very large delegation of Moroccan Government and people to Abuja, appreciated the honour done to him.

King Mohammed VI reiterated that Nigeria and Morocco have long standing historical and diplomatic relationship that ought to be strengthened for the mutual benefit of the two countries.

According to him, he and his entourage are in Abuja for a three-day state visit to meet with the Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari to discuss bilateral issues.

Muhammad Hazat Sule, FCAI
Deputy Director / Chief Press Secretary,
Thursday, December 1, 2016.



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