Rabat – Princess Lalla Meryem, the sister of King Mohammed VI, hosted a royal dinner in honor of Ivanka Trump, the daughter of US President Donald Trump, on Thursday, November 7.


The dinner came after a full day of appointments for Ivanka Trump in and near Rabat on the second day of her three-day trip to Morocco.


The King’s adviser, Andre Azoulay, attended the royal dinner, Maghreb Arab Press reported. A White House official said the charge d’affaires of the American embassy, David Greene, and the CEO of the Millenium Challenge Corporation, Sean Cairncross, also joined the meal.


Cairncross is accompanying Ivanka on her trip, which is focused on promoting women’s rights as part of the White House’s Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative



Read also: Ivanka Meets with Moroccan Women, Tours Olive Groves in Sidi Kacem


Earlier on Thursday, Ivanka met Morocco’s Head of Government Saad Eddine El Othmani, Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Bourita, and King Mohammed VI.


Ivanka also visited Sidi Kacem, a city 130 kilometers east of Rabat, to meet local women farmers, known as “soulalyat.” Recent legal changes to inheritance laws have opened the way for women to work on and benefit from as much land as men in communally-owned lands. 


Following the visit to Sidi Kacem, Ivanka participated in a roundtable with women leaders in Rabat. She is set to conclude her Moroccan trip Friday, November 8.


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