Morocco’s King Mohammed VI blends diplomacy with western fashion


The King of Morocco, Mohammed VI, traveled extensively across the continent in 2016. The journeys were hinged on his country’s drive to regain admission into the African Union (AU).

During his trips, he penned diplomatic and trade agreements with his host. Fast-forward to January 2017, Morocco were unsurprisingly readmitted to the AU in a Heads of State Summit held in Addis Ababa.

After the readmission, the king has began another tour of the continent. A move seen as part of efforts to show gratitude for the diplomatic support.

As part of his African tour, King Mohammed VIvisited Ghana on February 16, 2017 to hold bilateral talks with President Akufo-Addo at the Flagstaff House aimed at deepening the existing cordial relations between Ghana and Morocco, as well as present an opportunity to define new areas of co-operation that would serve the mutual interests of the two countries.

He is normally seen in his Islamic garb with a cap or turban. Yet still in his political suit as he travels around. During his latest visit to Ivory Coast, Mohammed VI, visited the Treichville district, famous for its rhinestones and glitter.

The monarch did not go to meet anyone but Pathé‘O, famous creator of African fashion.

A photo taken in the workshop of Pathé‘O, shows the Moroccan king wearing a motley jacket with jeans, standing next to him was the designer, visibly delighted by the royal visit.

Before this trip, the King was seen in a casual wear with a Moroccan family that hosted him during a state visit to Zambia.