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Marrakech: US First Lady Wraps up Visit to Morocco

The First Lady of the United States of America, Jill Biden, left Marrakech on Monday, at the end of a three-day visit to Morocco.

On her departure from Marrakech-Menara international airport, Jill Biden reviewed a detachment of the Auxiliary Forces who made the honors, before being greeted by Karim Kassi-Lahlou, Wali of the Marrakech-Safi region, governor of the Marrakech prefecture, Fatima Ezzahra El Mansouri, president of the Marrakech Communal Council, Samir Koudar, president of the Regional Council and Puneet Talwar, US Ambassador to Morocco and his spouse Sattar Sarash.

The visit to Morocco by Jill Biden, accompanied by her daughter Ashley Biden and her sister Bobby Jacobs, was a further opportunity to highlight the age-old relations of partnership and friendship that have always existed between the Kingdom and the United States of America.

“Under His Majesty King Mohammed the Sixth’s leadership, Morocco is encouraging reforms to empower women and youth, reflecting our shared priorities”, said the First Lady of the United States in a speech in Marrakech on Sunday.

The United States is grateful for its “longstanding partnership and friendship with Morocco”, she pointed out.

Following her visit to the Ben Youssef Madrasa, an opportunity to discover and appreciate this architectural jewel steeped in history, located in the heart of Marrakech’s ancient Medina, the US First Lady visited the Ennakhil Association for Women and Children (AEFE) on Sunday, to learn more about the Association’s programs to provide assistance to women and girls in difficult circumstances.

During her stay in Marrakech, Jill Biden also visited the Ibn Al Arif high school, which benefited from the “Secondary Education” project under the “Compact II” cooperation program between the Government of the Kingdom of Morocco and the Government of the United States, represented by the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), and implemented by the Millennium Challenge Account-Morocco (MCA-Morocco).

 

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