King Mohammed VI Arrives in Moscow
PERSISMA, Moscow – King Mohammed VI arrived, Sunday night in Moscow, for an official visit to the Russian Federation. Upon his arrival at the Vnukovo International Airport, the King was welcomed by Mikhail Bogdanov, Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation and Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa.
After greeting the national colors to the sound of the national anthems of the two countries, the Sovereign reviewed a military detachment of the three armies (land, sea, air), reserved for distinguished guests of the Russian Federation.
The King, thereafter, was greeted by Valery Vorobiev, Russian ambassador in Rabat, and the heads of Arab and African diplomatic missions accredited in Moscow.
The Sovereign was then greeted by the staff of the Moroccan embassy and representatives of the Moroccan community in Russia before the military detachment of the three armies marched in front of the King.
After a brief rest at the VIP lounge of the Vnukovo International Airport, the royal procession went to the place of residence of the Sovereign.
King Mohammed VI is accompanied during the visit by a large delegation, which includes Taieb Fassi Fihri and Fouad Ali El Himma, the King’s Advisors, Salaheddine Mezouar, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, El Mostafa Ramid, Minister of Justice and Freedoms, Ahmed Toufiq, Minister of Endowments and Islamic Affairs, Mohamed Boussaid, Minister of Economy and Finance, Aziz Akhannouch, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Aziz Rabah, Minister of Equipment, Transport and Logistics and Abdelkader Amara, Minister of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment.
The official delegation also includes Minister Delegate to the Head of Government in charge of the Administration of National Defense, Abdelatif Loudiyi, Minister Delegate to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Nasser Bourita, Minister Delegate to the Minister of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment in charge of Environment, Hakima El Haite, Director General of the Moroccan National Tourist Office, Abderrafie Zouiten, Moroccan Ambassador in Moscow, Abdelkader Lachheb, and President of the National Museum Foundation, Mehdi Qotbi.