of President Donald Trump was welcomed to Morocco on Wednesday as she opened a
three- day visit to promote the economic empowerment of women in developing
Morocco’s Princess Lalla Meryem, Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita and other officials met Ivanka Trump at the airport in the capital of Rabat.
Upon arrival the eldest daughter of President Trump was offered traditional staples of dates and milk.
She would be visiting Morocco to promote the U.S. government’s Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative, which she spearheads.
Launched in February, the program aimed to help 50 million women in developing nations advance economically over the next six years.
Ivanka Trump has promoted the initiative during trips in 2019 to sub-Saharan Africa and South America.
She will be accompanied in Morocco by Sean Cairncross, CEO of the Millennium Challenge Corp., an independent U.S. foreign aid agency that works with the Moroccan government to promote economic growth, reduce poverty and strengthen institutions.
The trip comes after Morocco updated land rights laws that critics say shortchanged women. Looking at Ivanka Trump’s initiative, one of its objectives is to ensure that women could create wealth by inheriting or owning land or other property.
She arrived in Rabat on a national holiday in Morocco and had no public appearances scheduled for Wednesday.
On Thursday, Ivanka Trump arranged to visit an olive grove on the outskirts of the capital that is a Millennium Challenge Corp. project.
She would also, obtain feedback on women’s empowerment from a roundtable discussion with female leaders in Rabat.
The President’s daughter would have more meetings which are scheduled with Morocco’s prime minister, foreign minister, and the royal family.