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Latest update : 2017-06-14

Macron in Morocco: High-stakes first presidential visit to North Africa (part 2)

Handshake contests with Donald Trump might seem easy for Emmanuel Macron when compared with his first foray as president into the symbiotic world of France's ties with its former North African dependencies. Macron is making what's billed as a two-day private visit to Morocco's king with the solemn vow that he'll soon go to see leaders of neighbouring rivals Algeria. How will Macron manage France's overlapping interests between those bitter rivals?

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Produced by Charles WENTE, Jessica HOWARD-JOHNSTON and Laure FOURQUET

By François PICARD

Our guests

Rachid TOUHTOU

Member, Labour Union of Rabat University

Khalid BADDOU

President of the Moroccan Association for Marketing and Communication

Zineb BELMKADDEM

Blogger and human rights activist

Geoff PORTER

Professor at the Combating Terrorism Center, Founder of North Africa Risk Consulting

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