King Felipe VI of Spain and his wife, Queen Letizia, arrived in Rabat on Wednesday at the invitation of King Mohammed VI. King Mohammed VI received the Spanish monarchs at Rabat’s airport.
King Mohammed VI was accompanied by Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan, Prince Moulay Rachid and Princesses Lalla Khadija, Lalla Meryem, Lalla Amae, Lalla Hasna and Lalla Oum Keltoum.
The Spanish King us accompanied by an important ministerial delegation, composed of Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation Josep Borrell, Interior Minister Fernando Grande Marlaska, Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism Reyes Maroto, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Foodstuffs Luis Planas, as well as Minister of Culture and Sport José Guirao.
King Mohammed VI will hold official talks with his illustrious guest and will offer an official dinner in honor of the Sovereigns of the Kingdom of Spain and the accompanying delegation, said a statement from the Ministry of Royal Household, Protocol and Chancellery.
The two Sovereigns will preside over the signing of agreements between the two countries, according to the same source.
Felipe VI’s visit comes on the heels of Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez to Morocco in November 2018.
During his visit, Sanchez said that his country wants to cooperate in different fields with Morocco, including migration.
The Spanish Prime Minister also said that his country is down for a World Cup bid with Morocco alongside Portugal to host the massive world tournament in 2030.
This is the second official visit for the Spanish royal family to Morocco after their firrst visit in 2014.