Following a meeting today with Princess Lalla Meryem, sister of King Mohammed VI in Marrakesh, the Princess and Reynders will join the rest of the mission in Casablanca, Morocco’s largest city, where they will receive a comprehensive briefing on trade relations between the two countries, as well as visit the local subsidiary of Belgian aerospace company Sabca.
Later, in Rabat, the delegation will meet with prime minister Saadeddine Othmani and foreign minister Nasser Bourita. Also in Rabat, the first stone will be laid for a new Belgian embassy.
Finally, the mission returns to Casablanca, for the signing of a series of contracts, memoranda of understanding and declarations of intent – the bread and butter of bilateral trade missions. The delegation leaves Morocco on Thursday, after a brief visit to the northern city of Tangier.