Monday, April 27, 2015

Guillaume and Stéphanie in Morocco

Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie arrived in Rabat, Morocco, on Monday for the start of a three-day economic mission to Morocco and Tunisia. They are accompanying Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Economy, Etienne Schneider, on the trip, which also includes a 60-person business delegation representing 40 businesses in Luxembourg. These businesses include information and communication technology (ICT) companies, as well as environmental technology services.

The goal of the visit is to explore business opportunities and strengthen economic ties between Luxembourg and these countries. Tomorrow, there will be an economic seminar in Casablanca. The couple will also discuss bilateral economic relations with government officials during the visit.

Upon their arrival in Rabat, the Hereditary Grand Ducal couple was welcomed by members of the Moroccan government, including the Head of Government, Abdelilah Benkirane; the Minister of Economy and Finance, Mohammed Boussaid; the Wali of the Rabat-Salé-Zemmour Zaer (governor of the province of Rabat), Abdelouafi Laftit; the governor of the prefecture of Salé, Mustapha Khedri; and Mayor of Rabat, Fathallah Oualalou; among others.

More on the visit from the Moroccan press here and here. A very small photo of Guillaume and Stéphanie available here. Thanks to Deputy Prime Minister Schneider for a bigger photo!

Some nice photos added on the Cour website as well.

Source: Luc Deflorenne / Cour grand-ducale


  1. Will they be received by the Moroccan Royal Family?

  2. The cour seemed to update faster this time. News/photos from the earlier UAE and Qatar trip seemed to take longer. The wooden panels where the HGD couple signed the guestbook (I think?) are exquisite.