January 22. 2017, Juba – The visit of the King of Morocco to Juba has been postponed, according to foreign officials.
The cause behind the change of the plan initially announced to take place last remains unclear. And it is not clear when the new arrangement would be made. Foreign officials attribute the cause to busy schedules. The spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreigner Affairs, Mawien Makol, told Eye Radio that the reason for the postponement of the visit was due to a “busy schedule.
But sources with direct knowledge of the arrangement attribute the cause to lack of adequate preparations, including lack of standard mosque in which the king had hoped to pray on arrival. King Mohammad VI was expected to arrive in Juba today for bilateral talks with President Salva Kiir. The visit had initially been slated for Friday, January 20.