Moroccan Flag Hoisted at AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa

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The Moroccan flag was hoisted on Monday at the headquarters of the African Union (AU) in Addis Ababa, a historic event after the Kingdom’s return to the pan-African grouping.

Outside the compound, the national flag was hoisted at a ceremony attended by Morocco’s Ambassador to Ethiopia, Nezha Alaoui M’Hamdi, elected chairman of the AU Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, outgoing Chairperson of the AU Commission, Dlamini Zuma, as well as several ambassadors accredited to Addis Ababa.

In an occasional speech, Zuma said she was “happy” to see the Moroccan flag raised at the headquarters of the African Union to “welcome Morocco on the occasion of its return to its institutional family”.

An overwhelming majority of African countries voted in favor of Morocco’s return to the African Union (AU), during the 28th Summit of African Heads of State and Government, which was held in the Ethiopian capital in January.

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