Published:  02:19 AM, 05 November 2019

Ivanka Trump to visit Morocco to promote women empowerment

Ivanka Trump to visit Morocco to promote women empowerment Donald Trump with his daughter Ivanka Trump

Ivanka Trump, daughter, and advisor to US President Donald Trump, will visit Morocco in November, a source familiar with the preparation of the visit told Morocco World News. During her visit, the advisor to the US President will promote the Women's Global Development and Prosperity Initiative, seeking to empower women.

The visit comes just a few months after Ivanka published a post on her social media, extolling Morocco's efforts to ensure equality between women and men in terms of inheritance law. In August, the US advisor praised the "Moroccan government for this important step towards the adoption of inheritance law amendments, and look forward to supporting their full implementation."

The message came weeks after the House of Representatives unanimously adopted three bills relation to communal agricultural land (sulaliyat). The bills take into account King Mohammed VI's instructions, calling on the government to take measures to meet the demands of rights holders.

The bills also concern the aspirations of rights holders, including women also known as sullaliat. The sullaliat women have been demanding for equality for rights for more than 10 years.

Ivanka Trump's visit  also comes after her husband Jared Kushner made two official visits to Morocco In May, Kushner met with King Mohammed VI and high ranking Moroccan officials.

The meetings touched upon means to strengthen the bilateral partnership between Rabat and Washington and allowed for an exchange of views on regional issues.

In recent months, exchanges of visits between US officials and their Moroccan counterparts have intensified, reflecting the commitment towards more cooperation between the two countries.

Earlier this month, Morocco's Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Bourita met with both US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Kushner during the US-Morocco strategic dialogue.

Several delegations from the US also arrived in Morocco as part of the countries' determination to boost cooperation.

---Safaa Kasraoui


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