Spanish State Visit to Morocco Postponed Until March
The Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed to the Spanish media on Wednesday afternoon that the King and Queen’s state visit to Morocco that was due to take place next week has been postponed.
King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia were meant to pay a visit to Moroccan King Mohammed VI between January 9 and 11, visiting three cities: Rabat, Casablanca and Tangier. Instead, the visit will now take place in March, with exact dates to be confirmed.
No reason was given for the postponement, but the Ministry insisted “relations between both countries are cordial” which can be witness in their “close collaboration in the fight against Jihadist terrorism and illegal immigration”.
This is the second time the visit has been postponed: it was originally meant to occur last November. It was postponed then because the Moroccan King instead attended a summit meeting between the African Union and the European Union.
The Spanish King and Queen last visited Morocco in July 2014, as one of the first foreign visits they made following King Felipe’s accession to the throne.
(L-R) Princess Lalla Salma of Morocco, King Felipe VI of Spain, King Mohammed VI of Morocco and Queen Letizia of Spain during a banquet in Rabat, July 2014Filed under Morocco, Spain
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