Marrakech – King Mohammed VI hosted an iftar meal in honor of the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, on Tuesday night in Marrakech.
Mrs. Obama was joined by her daughters, Meryl Streep, Freida Pinto, and various female members of the royal family, including Lalla Salma, Lalla Meryem, Lalla Asmaa, Lalla Joumala Alaoui, and Lalla Hasna.
The Iftar (fast-breaking meal) was also attended by Lalla Joumala Alaoui, spouse of US Ambassador to Morocco, Toni Bush, as well as senior US officials accompanying the First Lady of the United States.
Mrs. Obama and her two daughters, Malia and Sasha, arrived in Marrakech on Monday night.
As part of Michelle Obama’s visit to Morocco, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) announced, on Tuesday in Marrakech that it would invest approximately 100 million dollars to support girls education and launch a new model of secondary school, in partnership with the Moroccan government.
This financial support is a part of the White House’s Let Girls Learn initiative
The MCC investment falls under the second compact inked with the Moroccan government in 2015 for an amount of 450 million dollars.
The money for the new model of secondary school will benefit 100,000 pupils, including 50,000 girls through activities and programs that meet their learning needs.