HM King Mohammed VI arrived, on Wednesday in Dakar, for a working and friendship visit in the Republic of Senegal, first leg of an African tour that will take the sovereign to Guinea Bissau, Côte d'Ivoire, and Gabon.
At the Léopold Sédar Senghor international airport, HM the King was greeted by Senegalese president Macky Sall.
The sovereign was afterwards greeted by president of Senegal's national assembly Moustapha Niasse, prime minister Mahammed Boun Abdallah Dionne, president of the economic and social council Aminata Tall, the state minister, director of president's office, the chief of staff of Senegalese armies, the High Commander of the Gendarmerie, the chief of staff of the president and the governor of the Dakar region.
The two leaders headed to the VIP stand to salute the flags while the national anthems of both countries were playing. A 21-gun salute was fired to welcome the sovereign.
Afterwards, HM the King and the Senegalese head of state reviewed a detachment of the different army corps of the Senegalese army.
The sovereign was also greeted by members of the Senegalese cabinet, the African, Islamic and Arab diplomatic corps accredited to Dakar, leaders of brotherhoods, representatives of the Moroccan community in Senegal, Morocco's ambassador in Dakar Taleb Berrada and members of the Moroccan diplomatic mission.
The Senegalese president was, afterwards, greeted by members of the official delegation accompanying HM the King and composed notably of HH Prince Moulay Ismail and HM the King's advisors Fouad Ali El Himma and Yassir Zenagui.
The Moroccan official delegation includes also foreign minister Salaheddine Mezouar, endowments and Islamic affairs minister Ahmed Toufiq, economy minister Mohamed Boussaid, agriculture and sea fisheries minister Aziz Akhannouch, equipment, transportation and logistics minister Aziz Rabbah, industry, trade, investment and digital economy minister Moulay Hafid El Alamy, health minister El Hossein El Ouardi, energy, mining, water and environment minister Abdelkader Aamara, tourism minister Lahcen Haddad, and handicraft minister Fatema Marouane.
HM the King is also accompanied by several heads of public and semi-public institutions, businessmen and other figures.
After a short break at the airport VIP lounge, the official procession headed for the sovereign's residence.