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King Mohammed VI Hosts Iftar in Honor of US First Lady Michelle Obama

Source : | 29 June 2016 |  Headlines | 429 views


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Marrakech – King Mohammed VI offered, Tuesday in Marrakech, an Iftar in honor of the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, in the presence of TRH Princesses Lalla Salma, Lalla Meryem, Lalla Asmaa and Lalla Hasna.

The Iftar (fast-breaking meal) was also attended by Lalla Joumala Alaoui, the two daughters of US President, Malia and Sasha Obama, spouse of US Ambassador to Morocco, Toni Bush, American actress Meryl Streep and Indian actress Freida Pinto, as well as senior US officials accompanying the First Lady of the United States.

The First Lady of the United States accompanied by her two daughters, Malia and Sasha, arrived Monday night in Marrakech.

As part of Michelle Obama’s visit to Morocco, The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) announced, on Tuesday in Marrakech, an investment of around 100 million dollars to support girls education and launch a new model of secondary school, in partnership with the Moroccan government.

This announcement was made as part of the initiative “Let Girls Learn”.

The MCC investment falls under the second compact inked with the Moroccan government in 2015 for an amount of 450 million dollars.

The money for the new model of secondary school will benefit 100,000 pupils, including 50,000 girls through activities and programs that meet their learning needs.

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