Spanish Monarchs and Business Delegation to Visit Morocco on January 9-11

Rabat – Spanish king, Felipe VI and his wife Queen Laeticia are expected to visit Morocco  from January  9 to 11, responding  to King Mohammed VI invitation.The visit has not been officially announced yet and details of the program are yet to be known. However, Spanish outlet ABC, said that the Spanish monarch will discuss with King Mohammed VI cultural and business opportunities in  a visit that was “intended a long time ago.”Don Felipe and Mohamed VI will participate in the inauguration of the  Morocco-Spain Economic Council, which will see the participation of about 200 Spanish and Moroccan high-level businessmen at the General Confederation of Enterprises of Morocco (CGEM) in Casablanca. The Morocco-Spain Economic Council aims to further boost the economic partnership between the two kingdoms. The Spanish Monarchs will be accompanied on their visit by the Spanish Foreign Minister, Alfonso Dastis.Economy and business are not the only fields uniting the two kingdoms, Morocco and Spain have been collaborating on fight against terrorism, illegal immigration and security affairs for a long time. According to ABC, during this visit, discussions on illegal immigration are on the agenda.Morocco has always been a great help in the fight against terrorism, however, according to ABC, the discussions around this aspect will be fixed for the next High Level Meeting between Morocco and Spain that will take place in 2018, but which exact date has not yet been fixed.In an interview with the Spanish News Agency, Dastis explained that this trip was expected to take place at the end of November 2017, but it was delayed due to the the EU-African Union summit, which also took place late November, in the presence of Mohammed VI.The Spanish Monarchs have already been to Morocco in 2014. They were received by King Mohammed VI and Princess Lalla Salma in an Iftar, attended by more than three hundred guests.

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