Rabat- The visit of King Felipe VI from Spain to Morocco is a priority in the foreign policy agenda of Spain, reported the Spanish newspaper El Confidencial.
The news outlet said that the Spanish monarch wanted the official visit, which was postponed more than five times since 2016, to finally be organized.
“King Felipe VI received an invitation from Raul Castro, President of Cuba, except that he simply declined it in order to focus on the preparations for his visit to the Moroccan kingdom,” reads the statement.
The media outlet points out that the Spanish monarchy’s priority is to set a date for the visit, adding that “King Felipe VI wanted to talk to King Mohammed VI at all costs.”
The Spanish news outlet Vozpopuli, quoting Spanish government sources, recently 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, 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.
Furthermore, 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.
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.