The Spanish royal family made its last visit to Morocco in 2014.
Rabat – Morocco’s Ministry of Royal Household, Protocol and Chancellery confirmed today that King Felipe VI of Spain and his wife, Queen Letizia will arrive in Morocco on Wednesday for an official visit.
The Spanish monarchs will spend two days in Morocco.
The ministry’s statement said that King Mohammed VI will hold official talks with his distinguished guest.
“The two sovereigns will preside over the signing of agreements between the two countries,” added the statement.
King Mohammed VI will also offer an official dinner in honor of the monarchs of the Kingdom of Spain and the delegation accompanying them at the royal palace in Rabat.
The ministry added that the visit reflects the “depth and quality of bilateral ties thanks to the shared will to foster the multidimensional strategic partnership uniting the two neighbouring and friendly countries.”
In July 2018 at the 5th World Congress of Middle East Studies, King Felipe said that “the relations between Morocco and Spain are strategic because we are neighbors who have shared concerns and who face common challenges and threats that we can transform into opportunities for close cooperation together with will and determination.”
The King’s statement was echoed by Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, who paid an official visit to Morocco in November 2018.
Sanchez, who was received by King Mohammed VI and held talks with Moroccan senior officials, said that his country was determined to reinforce diplomatic ties with Morocco.
This will be the second time the Spanish royal family will visit Morocco since the coronation of King Felipe VI. The Spanish monarch visited Morocco in 2014. As the visit coincided with the holy month of Ramadan, King Mohammed VI and Princess Lalla Salma received them in an iftar attended by more than 300 guests.