Princess Lalla Meryem of Morocco greeted Ivanka upon her arrival at the Rabat-Sale airport.
The advisor to the US President will spend three days in Morocco from November 6-8, with a busy agenda promoting women’s empowerment as part of the White House’s Women’s Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) initiative.
CEO of Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Sean Cairncross will accompany Ivanka on her trip to Morocco.
During their trip, Ivanka Trump and Cairncross will make visits to both Rabat and Casablanca to assess the development of the W-GDP initiative in Morocco.
The initiative seeks to empower 50 million women in the developing world by 2025.
The “visit comes at a particularly important time as Morocco has recently taken significant steps forward on women’s economic empowerment with the passage of laws reforming collective land rights,” the MCC said in a statement last week.
During her trip to Morocco, Ivanka Trump is expected to meet with senior Moroccan officials.
According to the MCC,the visit reflects US-Moroccan strong diplomatic ties and will “further the strong partnership” between Washington and Rabat.
The partnership between the two countries, according to the MCC, spans all aspects of bilateral cooperation “from trade, security, democracy, governance, and regional priorities.”