Rabat – Moroccan authorities will decide the date when King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain will visit Morocco, reported Spanish news outlet Vozpopuli.
Quoting Spanish government sources, the news outlet reported that it is “Moroccan authorities who will have to tell us when they want” the Spanish royal family to visit Morocco.
In December 2017, Spanish media reported that King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia would pay a visit to Morocco in January 2018. However, Spanish media Teinteresa.es then reported that the visit was postponed until March 2018.
The royal visit to Morocco may be once again postponed as King Mohammed VI just underwent heart surgery on February 26.
A source from the Spanish Ministry of Interior said in January, “the state trip will take place next March as the exact dates will be specified later.”
The Spanish monarchs’ visit is aimed at discussing cultural and business opportunities with King Mohammed VI.
King Felipe VI was also expected to participate, along with King Mohammed VI, in the inauguration of the Morocco-Spain Economic Council, which will include about 200 Spanish and Moroccan high-level businessmen at the General Confederation of Moroccan Enterprises (CGEM) in Casablanca.
The Spanish monarchs’ last visit to Morocco was in 2014. They were received by King Mohammed VI and Princess Lalla Salma for an Iftar, which was attended by more than three hundred guests.