King of Morocco Arrives in Egypt for Two-Day Visit

Published May 23rd, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

King Mohammed VI of Morocco arrived here Monday for an official two-day visit, during which he will have talks with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, officials quoted by AFP said. 

Seven agreements are due to be signed during the king's visit, covering cooperation in the fields of the environment, transport, agriculture and housing, Prime Minister Atef Ebeid said Monday, reported by the national MENA news agency. 

The two countries aim to boost their annual trade turnover to more than 100 million dollars, up from the current 36 million.  

King Mohammed and Mubarak are to co-chair a meeting of the joint commission on economic cooperation Tuesday devoted to upping their trade and promoting the free trade zone established between them in 1998, said the agency. 

Back in Morocco, King Mohammed had dismissed Mohamed Mediouri as chief of royal security, the official MAP news agency said on Monday.  

Mediouri was appointed by the late King Hassan and had been director of royal security and the king's personal bodyguard since the early 1970s – (Several Sources)  



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