07/16/2014 (press release: media1press)
HM King Don Felipe and Queen Dona Letizia of Spain, arrived this Monday in Rabat for an official visit to the Kingdom at the invitation of HM King Mohammed VI.
HM King Mohammed VI, accompanied by HRH Prince Moulay Rachid and their Royal Highnesses Princesses Lalla Salma, Lalla Meryem, Lalla Asmae and Lalla Hasnae, chaired in the Mechouar Square at the Rabat Royal palace, the official welcoming ceremony for HM King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain.
At the entrance of the Mechouar Said, a troop of cavalry of the Royal Guard escorted the royal procession from Bab Assoufara to the Mechouar Square at the Royal Palace.
The troop, which escorts HM the King’s procession when the Sovereign welcomes illustrious guests, has given a distinguished character to this official ceremony dedicated to Spain’s Sovereigns in the Kingdom’s capital, to reflect the secular ties between Morocco and Spain.
Upon the procession’s arrival at the Mechouar Square, HM the King, accompanied by HRH Prince Moulay Rachid and his illustrious guests headed for the VIP stand to salute the flags while the national anthems of both countries were playing. A 21-gun cannon salute was fired to welcome HM the King Felipe VI and Queen Leitizia of Spain.
Then, HM King Mohammed VI, accompanied by HRH Prince Moulay Rachid and His Illustrious guests surveyed a detachment of the Royal Guard, which made the honors, before HM the King Felipe VI and the Queen Leitizia of Spain were greeted by a number of Moroccan civil and military figures, and HM the King was greeted by the members of the official Spanish delegation.
One the same day , HM King Mohammed VI decorated HM King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain with Wissam Al Mohammadi (Exceptional Class).
HM King Mohammed VI, accompanied by HRH Prince Moulay Rachid, also held talks at the Rabat Royal Palace, with HM King Felipe VI of Spain.
The talks took place in presence of Foreign minister Salaheddine Mezouar, and his Spanish peer Jose Manuel Garcia Margallo y Marfil, as well as the Spanish ambassador in Rabat, José Carvajal Salido, and Morocco’s Ambassador in Madrid, Mohamed Fadel Benyaich.
Then, HM King Mohammed VI accompanied Spain’s sovereign to the Guest Palace, residence of HM King Felipe VI.