President Hamani Diori of Niger is making a fact-finding tour of Arab countries. The President?
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Background: President Hamani Diori of Niger is making a fact-finding tour of Arab countries. The President said he embarked on his trip "to get to know the different standpoints, to have more information on the serious problems of the Middle East, and also to see the situation created by solidarity shown by nearly all African states in this problem".
On Wednesday (November 7), President Diori arrived in Morocco, on the second stage of his tour. Flying in from Algiers, he was greeted at Rabat Airport by the Moroccan Foreign Minister, Mr. Taibi Ben Hima.
It was a visit of "friendship and fraternity", according to the Niger President, who had talks with King Hassan II. The King honoured his guest at a banquet in the Royal Palace on Wednesday night.
This was the president's next stop after he left Rabat on Thursday (November 8). Visits to Libya and Egypt will complete Precedent Diori's tour of Middle Eastern countries.
SYNOPSIS: President Hamani Diori of Niger arrived in Morocco on Wednead???. His visit to the country was the ??? stage of a fact-fin??? ??? Arab nations.
Mr. Taibi Ben Hima, the Moroccan Foreign Minister, was at the airport to meet President Diori. A Royal guard of honour was there as well, and the President inspected it before he, and his party, left for the Moroccan capital.
President Diori said that he is making the tour "to get to know the different standpoints, to have more information on the serious problems of the Middle East, and also to see the situation created by solidarity shown by nearly all African states in this problem."
President Diori went straight to the Royal Palace, where he was to have talks with King Hassan.
The Niger leader was warmly received, when he arrived at the palace. Later in the day, he was the guest of honour at a banquet given by King Hassan. The visit was described as one of "friendship and fraternity". As soon as he arrived at the Royal Palace, the President was treated to a traditional Moroccan meal of goat's mi??? and dates. In January of this year, Niger broke off diplomatic relations with Israel. The "Times of Niger" in a January editorial spoke of the country's ties with the Arab cause.
After his talks with King Hassan, President Diori flew to Tunisia on Thursday, on the third stage of his Middle East tour.