Prince Moulay El Hassan received, on Saturday at the Palace of Hosts in Rabat, Prince Harry of England, Duke of Sussex and his wife Princess Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, who make a visit to the Kingdom.
On their arrival at the Palace of the Hosts, Prince Harry and his wife reviewed a Royal Guard detachment that performed the honors, before being invited to the traditional ceremony of offering milk and dates.
“The visit to Morocco of Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle illustrates the common desire to lift Moroccan-British cooperation to a higher level,” said Saturday in Rabat the United Kingdom Ambassador to Morocco, Thomas Reilly.
“The visit of the royal couple is part of the strengthening of Moroccan-British cooperation and the promotion of education and gender equality through visits to schools and meetings with young people” said the British diplomat during a briefing before the arrival in Casablanca of Prince Harry and his wife for a three-day visit.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will have “the opportunity to witness the transformation and progress made in Morocco in the promotion of women and community action,” said Reilly, noting that Morocco has achieved outstanding progress in the advancement of women with a focus on girls’ education and women’s empowerment in the political, economic and social spheres.
“Moroccan women have traditionally played an undeniable role in the societal dynamic, particularly in the social, political and sports fields. In this vein, he said, Morocco has improved girls’ access to secondary education in rural areas and has made progress in the areas of women’s vocational training and entrepreneurship”. In the opinion of the British diplomat, the great advances that have been achieved in Morocco on the path of modernization are perceptible in niche as promising as the development of infrastructure and renewable energy, including the realization of the first TGV in Africa, the port of Tangier Med and the Noor solar energy station.
The country has a vision for the future but also for development on the African continent, he said, noting that the Kingdom has achieved unprecedented achievements, this which reflects its constant concern to serve the interests of Africa and to achieve mutually beneficial and beneficial initiatives.
During their stay, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will visit, on Sunday, institutions belonging to the association “Education for all” in the region of Marrakesh, where they will pay tribute to the founder of the organization Michael McHugo, according to the program communicated by the United Kingdom Embassy in Rabat.
On the same day, Prince Harry and Meghan will attend a reception at the British Ambassador’s residence in Rabat, where they will meet young entrepreneurs, influential Moroccan civil society women and athletes with specific needs.
Afterwards, they will attend a demonstration of traditional Moroccan gastronomy and meet young people at the Villa des Ambassadeurs, before going to the Andalusian gardens of the Oudayas to learn about the work done for the emancipation of young people.