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King Mohammed of Morocco hosts Ivanka Trump


King Mohammed VI of Morocco hosted First Daughter and Advisor the President of the United States, Ivanka Trump on Thursday in Rabat.

The First Daughter later tweeted about the meeting, “Today I was honoured to speak with His Majesty King Mohammed VI & thank him for his gracious hospitality during our delegation’s visit to the beautiful country of Morocco.

“The U.S. & POTUS deeply value the long-standing & growing bilateral relationship between our countries.

“His Majesty and I discussed his meaningful recent legal reforms to advance gender equality in Morocco.

“We appreciate his leadership on making progress on all aspects of the [Millennium Challenge Corporation] Compact.”

When Ivanka arrived in Morocco, she was welcomed by the King’s sister, Princess Lalla Meryem, on Wednesday. She was presented with milk and dates, as per Moroccan tradition at the airport. The pair then chatted on a couch at the airport for afternoon tea before departing. The Princess then hosted a dinner for the First Daughter on Thursday evening in Rabat’s Royal Palace. Various members of the Moroccan government also attended the dinner.

Trump thanked the Princess for the warm welcome on Twitter, as well, saying, “Thank you to Her Royal Highness Lalla Meryem for a warm welcome to Morocco!”

Ivanka Trump is set to hold meetings in Casablanca with Moroccan officials as part of her three-day visit. Trump is in Morocco for the Global Initiative for Development and Development Women’s Prosperity (W-GDP), started by her father, President Donald Trump. It aims to help 50 million women in the developing world over the next six years to advance economically.

Princess Lalla Meryem serves as the ‘First Lady’ of Morocco after her brother divorced Princess Lalla Salma. She has hosted Queen Letizia of Spain and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on their recent trips to Morocco, as well.

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Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. Her love of royals began in middle school, and she's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites including Global News Canada, ABC News Australia, WION India and BBC World News.