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Ivanka Trump meets Princess Lalla Meryem in Morocco during female-focused visit

Trump wore a suit by a Moroccan designer as she arrived in the country

Ivanka Trump, senior adviser to and daughter of US President Donald Trump, arrived in Morocco yesterday to promote women's empowerment.

Greeted by Princess Lalla Meryem of Morocco, the eldest child of the late King Hassan II of Morocco, Trump is in the country for a visit designed to highlight women's economic empowerment in developing countries, according to the White House.

Princess Lalla Meryem, along with Morocco's Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita and other officials, met Trump at Rabat's airport on Wednesday. Upon arrival, the eldest daughter of the US president was offered dates and milk.

Ivanka Trump, the daughter and senior adviser to President Donald Trump, is greeted by Princess Lalla Meryem of Morocco as she arrives in Rabat, Morocco, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, where she will promote a global economical program for women. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Ivanka Trump, the daughter and senior adviser to President Donald Trump, is greeted by Princess Lalla Meryem as she arrives in Rabat. AP

The three-day trip has been planned to promote the US government's Women's Global Development and Prosperity Initiative, which Trump leads.

As she touched down in the capital, Trump wore a grey trouser suit with an embroidered jacket. The two-piece is by Moroccan designer Fadila El Gadi, who wrote on Instagram: "Proud that Ivanka Trump has chosen to wear my creations when visiting Morocco."

Princess Lalla Meryem also chose a trouser suit, opting for a rust orange two-piece.

It is expected that Trump will visit an olive grove on the outskirts of the capital today as part of her visit. She will also take part in a roundtable discussion on women's empowerment with some of the country's female leaders.

Also planned are meetings with Morocco's prime minister, foreign minister and royal family.

Updated: November 8, 2019 04:52 AM

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