HM King Mohammed VI, accompanied by HH Prince Moulay Ismail, arrived Sunday afternoon in Dar es Salaam for an official visit to Tanzania, the second stage of a royal tour that will also lead the Sovereign to Ethiopia.
Upon his arrival at the Julius Nyerere international airport in Dar es Salaam, HM the King was greeted by President of the United Republic of Tanzania, His Excellency John Pombe Magufuli.
Afterwards, HM the king was greeted by General Davis Mwanunyange, chief of staff of the Tanzanian army, Ernest Mangu, inspector general of Tanzania’s police, Modestus Kipilinba, director general of Tanzania’s Intelligence and Security Services, and John Minja, commissioner general of prisons.
The Sovereign was also greeted by Abdelilah Benryane, ambassador of HM the King in Dar es Salaam, and Mohamed Farahat, chief of the division of partnership in the department of African Affairs at the Foreign ministry.
The two Leaders headed for the VIP stand to salute the flags while the national anthems of both countries were playing, while a salvo of 21 cannon shots was resounding to welcome the Sovereign.
Later on, HM King reviewed a military detachment who made the honors, before returning to the stand to salute the Tanzanian and Moroccan national anthems, in honor of the United Republic of Tanzania
After attending with Tanzanian President a parade of the honor guard, HM the King was greeted by HE Samia Suluhu Hassan, vice president of the United Republic of Tanzania, HE Kassim Majaliwa, Tanzania’s Prime minister, Augustine Mahiga, Foreign minister, ambassador Jhon Kijazi, secretary general of the government, the governor of Dar es Salaam, as well as by other Tanzanian officials.
For his part, the Tanzanian President was greeted by members of the official delegation accompanying HM the King, composed in particular of the Sovereign’s advisors, Fouad Ali El Himma and Yassir Znagui, Foreign minister, Salaheddine Mezouar, Endowments and Islamic Affairs minister, Ahmed Toufiq, Economy and Finance minister, Mohamed Boussaid, Agriculture and Fisheries minister, Aziz Akhannouch, minister delegate to the Foreign minister, Nasser Bourita, as well as by several civil and military figures.
Subsequently, the two leaders headed to the presidential lounge.
After a break at the presidential lounge of Julius Nyerere international airport, the official motorcade headed to the residence of HM the King in Dar es Salaam.