The king of Morocco Mohammed VI, who planned to take an active part in the summit of the West African countries at the last moment canceled his visit to Liberia.
The reason for the sudden cancellation was the participation in the summit the Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu.
In an official statement the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Morocco, said that the king wants his first appearance before ECOWAS was not accompanied by tensions and conflicts.
It should be noted that the summit had considered the application of Morocco for the status of full member of ECOWAS, filed in February 2017.
The Prime Minister of Israel was invited to the ECOWAS summit, Liberian President Ellen Sirleaf-Johnson, and will be thus the first non-African leader to participate in the summit of ECOWAS.
He will travel to Monrovia on Saturday nights, but will stay there for only 8 hours, and then immediately return to Israel.
The economic community of West African countries (ECOWAS) is a regional economic Union, one of 8 regional African communities, it is composed of 15 countries: Liberia, côte d’ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Senegal and Togo.