South Africa and Morocco have agreed to explore mechanisms to strengthen political relations in view of Morocco’s re-admission to the African Union.

President Jacob Zuma held a bilateral meeting with King Mohammed VI of Morocco on the sidelines of the 5th AU-EU Summit in the Ivory Coast.

The two leaders extensively discussed the matter of Western Sahara, which is occupied by Morocco.

President Zuma reaffirmed South Africa’s unwavering support for the Saharawi people’s struggle for independence.